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Greenwood, Miss. belongs on the front burner

Cooking class, photo courtesy Greenwood CVB

Although it sits about 45 miles east of Highway 61, Greenwood is a favorite destination of many bank groups traveling in the Mississippi Delta. Most groups that visit stay in the historic downtown district, where most of the buildings were built between 1890 and 1920.

The leading attraction in downtown Greenwood is Viking Range Corporation, the high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer, which has made considerable investments in the city’s hospitality scene.

“A lot of groups like to stay in the Alluvian Hotel on Howard Street,” said Paige Hunt, executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s a cosmopolitan boutique hotel operated by Viking Range Corporation. They have a hospitality group that operates a hotel, a spa, a cooking school and a retail store, all located in downtown Greenwood.”

Groups can have a cooking demonstration and dinner with a chef at the cooking school, and small groups can participate in a hands-on cooking class. Many also schedule free time for travelers to browse the shops and restaurants on Howard Street.

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