The majority of photos were taken by Dianna Van Horn
with other photos from Christopher Mitchell and Mitzi Graff


Cooking School 2013

Co-Sponsors from the 2014 show


Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes

Triangle Chevrolet


Major Sponsors 2014

Sponsors 2014

Select Physical Therapy

Dr. Joe Morris

Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector

Tupperware - Tina Oscar

Pampered Chef - Melissa Bolen

 Concessions by DeFuniak Springs Pilot Club

Groceries for cooking provided by Thrift-Way Supermarket

Appliances by Aaron's Rentals

Grocery Bag Prizes provided by Walmart of DeFuniak Springs 

Linens provided by Paula Bishop


Tables and projector provided by the Walton County Extension Office

Tables provided by The City of DeFuniak Springs

Thanks to the Walton High Anchor and Key Clubs and Culinary Arts!

Meet Taste of Home culinary specialist, Michelle Roberts.

Michelle conducts cooking schools throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,  Tennessee, Florida and the Carolinas.

Her love of traveling to experience the flavors of different cities combined with her enthusiasm for cooking allows her to share her culinary passion with people just like you! When did her love for the kitchen start? Michelle grew up helping her grandmother in the kitchen and knew at an early age that she wanted a career in food.

And as an accomplished singer she can combine her two loves: being on stage and cooking. The passion continued from there, Michelle earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.

When asked what her favorite part of the cooking school experience is, Michelle replied, "I love being on stage entertaining and informing everyone about my love of cooking!" Michelle resides in Calera, Alabama, with her two cats; Simon and Madeline. Some of her favorite activities include spending time at home when she can and watching good movies.

The 20th
WZEP AM 1460
Taste of Home
Cooking School
Tuesday, March 11

This year's show will take place Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at the Walton High School Auditorium. Doors opened at 4:30 pm and the show started at 6:30 pm. There were be plenty of booths and concessions.

Want to be a sponsor? call us now. Spots are still available. 892-5130. You can plan to directly reach around 800 local potentials and customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the show and where can I park?
Walton High School is located on Walton Road, between Highway 83 North and 331N. You may park on the west side or south side by taking Hunters Ridge Road.

How much are tickets?
General Admission is $10 per person (adults and children).

What are the hours?
The doors open at 4:30pm and the show starts at 6:30pm. Get there early so you can take full advantage of the vendor booths and enter drawings.

Will there be food?
Concessions will be available for purchase from the Pilot Club.

What about the sponsors?
Plan to visit all our sponsor booths and take advantage of getting to know them and signing up for door prizes. Bring address labels to make signing up go quickly.

What about seating?
You may select seats on a first come, first served basis once the doors open. There will be "Reserved" slips in your goody bag.

Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased three ways:

Online with credit card or check: Just click the WZEP Cart link on the sidebar and use PayPal to purchase.

By mail (checks or money order ONLY please. Send a SASE):
WZEP AM 1460
Attn: Cooking School
PO Box 627, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435

Or in person
449 N. 12th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

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   Your Hosts
Art & Marty Dees
Art, Marty and Michelle
Michelle Roberts
Your Culinary Specialist


Cooks Who Care is a program created by Taste of Home to celebrate acts of caring by home cooks and communities across the country.

Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Matrix Community Outreach Center in DeFuniak Springs.

Door Prizes from the last show included:

  • A Flat Screen TV from Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
  • Car Care Baskets and Free Oil Change from Triangle Chevrolet
  • Airline Tickets from Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • Biofreeze Products from Select Physical Therapy
  • A Coffee Maker from Healthmark Regional Medical Center
  • (2) $150 Gift Certificate from Goff's Ready to Wear
  • Cookware from the Life Enrichment Senior Center
  • Biofreeze products from Dr. Joe Morris
  • (2) $25 Visa Gift Cards from the DeFuniak Springs Police Department and Walton County Prevention Coalition
  • And Much, Much More!
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