Kentucky Proud Connection


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show will present more than 140 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, books, and two shows by a nationally known chef in its seventh annual installment Oct. 24 in Lexington.

The event will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Lexington Center and Rupp Arena.

Carla Hall, host of the ABC-TV daytime program “The Chew,” will give cooking demonstrations on the Kitchens Concepts/Pieratt’s Celebrity Kitchen Theatre in Rupp Arena at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hall is best known as the fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

This year’s Incredible Food Show will introduce the Mulberry & Lime Lifestyles and Entertaining Room, which will feature topics ranging from the art of setting a beautiful table to taking the stress out of Thanksgiving; and the Weisenberger Mill Biscuit Alley, where guests can 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 Kentucky Proud members.

The Heritage Kitchen Stage will present central Kentucky chefs preparing locally produced foods. Cooking demonstrations are scheduled on the hour. Culinary seminars, located in the meeting rooms adjacent to The Market place, also are scheduled on the hour. The popular Quick Tips Booth will offer “drive-by” learning labs.

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The Joseph-Beth Booksellers Section will feature an assortment of books about food, cooking and other culinary topics. It also will host book signings throughout the day, including a 1:30 p.m. signing by celebrity chef Carla Hall for all patrons who purchase one of her books at the show.

The Kentucky Wineries and Craft Beers section provides attendees a place to sample and purchase Kentucky’s award-winning wines and locally produced beers.

Tickets are on sale at the Lexington Center Ticket Office,, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $20, which includes a general admission seat for the 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Carla Hall presentations in Rupp Arena. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free.


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