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Want to be in the audience for a live taping of ‘Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs’? New dates announced for 2020!

Have you ever wanted to attend a live taping of a Southern cooking show? You can do that right here in Louisville with Mint Julep Experiences. Each month, “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” records a new episode at Kitchen Studio in Bourbon Barrel Foods. Not only do you get to watch firsthand the Southern cooking techniques of top Kentucky chefs, but you’ll take away some outstanding bluegrass food recipes you can make at home!

How to attend ‘Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs’

Taping of Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs

Mint Julep has your ticket to be in the studio audience of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” (formerly known as “Secrets of Louisville Chefs”). You’ll get to see the TV taping of two episodes of the popular cooking show and then taste the Kentucky chefs’ dishes. Hosts Tim Laird, Brown-Forman Chief Entertaining Officer, and Kevin Harned, WAVE3-TV Chief Meteorologist, lead the exciting Southern culinary experience with Kentucky’s top chefs. Your experience also includes a cocktail meet-and-greet and tour of Bourbon Barrel Foods, which happens to be the country’s only soy sauce microbrewery where artisan food products incorporate innovative uses of bourbon barrels.

Cooking Show Dates for 2020

Tickets sell out fast, so make plans now to attend “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” in 2020. Cost is $85 per person. Guest chefs for each episode will be announced on the Mint Julep Tours website in the weeks before each culinary experience. Taping takes place one Saturday each month at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately two hours. New shows air Saturday at 10 p.m. on WAVE3 (Louisville) and Sunday at 11 a.m. on WTVQ (Lexington). Or watch videos on the “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” YouTube page.

  • Saturday, Dec. 12th 9am to 11am


Watch the Show

More episodes of “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” can be seen on their YouTube page. Past shows include top Louisville chefs, award-winning Kentucky restaurants and easy bluegrass food recipes to cook at home. This behind-the-scenes culinary experience is unlike any other! Don’t miss it.