The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show is the event of the year for everyone who loves food, cooking and entertaining! The annual event will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Lexington Center and Rupp Arena.
Now in its seventh year, the show has grown to feature over 140 exhibitors in The Marketplace plus a vast array of programming which includes culinary seminars, cooking demonstrations and “drive-by” learning labs called “Quick Tips.”
A highlight of the Incredible Food Show will be two live cooking presentations by Top Chef, Host of ABC’s The Chew, restaurateur and cookbook author, Carla Hall. Presentations will be on the stage of the Kitchen Concepts/Pieratt’s Celebrity Kitchen Theatre at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
New to the Incredible Food Show is the Mulberry & Lime Lifestyles and Entertaining Room and Weisenberger Mills Biscuit Alley. The Lifestyles and Entertaining seminars will feature topics ranging from the art of setting a beautiful table to taking the stress out of Thanksgiving. Biscuit Alley gives IFS patrons the opportunity to sample specialty biscuits from area restaurants, caterers and bakeries.
The day kicks off with a full Kentucky Proud Breakfast for the first 300 paid attendees. The breakfast will be prepared by Sullivan University and the ingredients provided by numerous Kentucky Proud members that offer fresh, locally grown food available to us every day.
A “taste” of the show is outlined below and a complete schedule of events can be viewed on the show website at www.incrediblefoodshow.com
The Heritage Kitchen Stage will be fully programmed with chefs from the Central Kentucky area featuring locally grown food. Cooking demonstrations, such as those listed below, are scheduled on the hour:
“Diner Breakfast Favorites” – presented by Chef Ranada of The Lexington Diner.
“Southern Tamales” – presented by Chefs Jeremy Ashby of Azur and Miguel Rivas of Brasabana
“Sorghum Glazed Pork,” presented by the “Hambassador” Wyatt Sarbacker of Pasture and Marksbury Farm of Danville.
“Artisanal Ice Cream and Dessert Lounge Treats,” presented by Toa Green of Crank & Boom Ice Cream.
Culinary Seminars, located in the meeting rooms adjacent to The Marketplace, are scheduled on the hour. A sampling is listed below:
Cast Iron – “Baking, Cleaning, Identifying,” presented by Jim Nance
Food Business Startup/Growing a Brand, presented by Rachel DesRochers of Grateful Grahams.
Homebrewing: “The basics of making your own brew at home,” presented by Chuck Adkins of Bottom of the Barrel Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies.
The Quick Tips Booth, a show favorite, will offer “drive-by” learning labs like these:
From Caywood’s Kitchen, presented by Barbara Bailey and Bill Bryant of WKYT
Fall Root Vegetables, presented by Allison Davis of Wild Thyme Cooking
Quick Desserts to Impress, presented by Pastry Chef Liz Denham of Boone Tavern in Berea
For a complete list of presentations, go to www.incrediblefoodshow.com
The Joseph-Beth Booksellers Section will feature an assortment of books about food, cooking and other culinary topics. It also hosts booking signings throughout the day, including a 1:30 p.m. singing by Celebrity Chef Carla Hall for all patrons who purchase one of her books at the show.
The Kentucky Wineries and Craft Beers section offers attendees a place to sample and purchase Kentucky’s award-winning wines and locally produced beers.
Tickets are currently on sale at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets are priced as follows: Adult General Admission - $20, includes a general admission seat for the 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. Carla Hall presentations in Rupp Arena. Children ages 12 and under FREE!