BENTONVILLE, Ark. — More than 550 Sam's Club locations are gearing up for the wholesale club's annual “Taste of Sam's.” During the three-day event, 15,000 Sam's Club demo associates will provide about 9 million members and guests with samples of more than 50 holiday foods. Items ranging from creme brulee cheesecake to jumbo cooked shrimp and creme brie bistro-stuffed chicken breasts will be sampled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, nationwide. Sam's Club chef associates will also take the stage to show shoppers how to create holiday meals. Recipe cards featuring sampled items will be available. Store associates spend two weeks, and more than 264,000 hours, preparing for Taste of Sam's events, according to the retailer. In 2006, Sam's Club provided approximately 2 million samples in all, representing about 500,000 pounds of food.