Chef Jon Ashton will headline a live cooking show from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.
Ashton said in an earlier Gazette interview that he'll prepare five or six recipes with help from people in the audience.
Ashton writes food columns for dash and for Parade magazines. He is also the food correspondent for the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz and hosts his own website at www.jonashton.com.
Seating is limited to the event. VIP seats are $45. General admission seats are $15. To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.
Fall Bordeaux wine dinner
A fall French Bordeaux wine dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at South Hills Market and Café on Bridge Road.
Adventure Wine founder and award-winning wine educator Robert Cavanaugh will be present. He holds certifications from The Wine and Spirits Education Trust of London, The Court of Master Sommeliers and Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux as part of the International Bordeaux Ambassador program.
The five-course menu and wine pairings are listed under the menu tab on the restaurant's website: southhillsmarket.com. Cost is $80 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 304-345-2585. A credit card is required to make a reservation, as seating is limited.
Pillsbury state finalist
West Virginia has a finalist in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off $1 million contest.
Jeanette Nelson of Bridgeport was voted online into the finals in the Simple Sweets and Starters category with her Sweet Chili Chicken Sliders. She earned a spot to compete in Las Vegas in November, aiming for both the category win and the $1 million grand prize.
Sweet Chili Chicken Sliders