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Southern Women's Show
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Birmingham, AL

Special Guest Chefs

See What Happened at the 2017 Southern Women's Show!

Chef Wendy Cruse

Chef Wendy Cruse is a Alabama native who has catered in Birmingham for over a decade. From home style breakfast to weddings she can WOW them all! Specializing in Gluten Free and Vegetarian dishes; her unique Southern stamp is not to be missed.

Catch her on the Cooking Stage at 11:30 on Thursday for a recipe demonstration you're sure to love!

Linda Croley of Bare Naked Noodles

Bare Naked Noodles was born after financial advisor by day, Linda Croley, decided to jump into the food business. While providing clients with her national Italian- style pasta through Pappardelle’s Pasta, she decided that she wanted to offer them more. With the help of her loyal customers; she was able to create a company based on the simple idea of using family recipes, farm fresh local ingredients and a love for food. They now offer seasonal varieties of ravioli, pasta, lasagna, and a delicious tomato and basil sauce.

Don’t miss this great demonstration and samples at the Cooking Stage on Thursday at 12:30!

Van Skyes 2nd Generation Owner of Bob Skyes BBQ

Bob Sykes Bar B Q is a family owned local tradition since 1957. Three generations of the Sykes family has proudly served the same recipe from the beginning. Bob Sykes cooks fresh pork and chicken over a natural fire of hickory coals. Steeped in tradition and bound by history of excellence. Bob Sykes truly is the benchmark for authentic southern barbecue. The Bbq literally goes from the pit to the plate. 

Grab a seat and a sample at the Cooking Stage at 2:30 on Thursday!

Cooking and Entertaining with K Marie

In the Kitchen with K Marie is a blog started by Katrina Adams for her passion for cooking and entertaining. The mission of In the Kitchen with K Marie is to bring out the domestic diva in all ladies and help everyone know the kitchen is the heart of the home!

Don’t miss her on the Cooking Stage at 5:30 on Thursday and 2:30 on Friday!

Butchers From the 4th Avenue Supermarket, Fresh Value Marketplace, and Dorsey’s Supermarket

Not only are the 4th Avenue Supermarket, Fresh Value Supermarket, and Dorsey's Supermarket's all locally owned, they also specialize in great meats at low prices. Each supermarket is owned and operated by Gerry D’Alessandro.  With the help of members such as Terry Bagby, who has over 30 years of experience in the meat cutting business, you're sure to get the best quality and prices every time.

Stop by the Cooking Stage at 12:30 on Saturday to learn some tips and tricks from these experts.

Cooking With Pleshette

With almost a decade of experience in the hospitality and event industry, Chef Pleshette Bevelle decided it was time to change directions and pursue her passion for cooking. Whilst attending The Culinary Institute of Virginia College she learned how to combine her creativity in design and flair for flavors. This not only allowed her to showcase her catering talents at local charity and corporate events, but also to celebrities! Along with creating and catering breathtaking events of all shapes and sizes, Chef Pleshette also offers personal chef services and private cooking classes.

Catch her Saturday and Sunday on the Cooking Stage!

The Roaming Gourmet Ze’ Carter

Founder and Director of Kitch’n Lyfe Skill, Inc., Chef Ze’ is passionate about food and cooking.  The organization is dedicated to reducing the occurrences of food insecurity among youth who have aged out of foster care, at risk school aged children and the elderly. Through teaching and hands on instruction, Chef Ze’ has been on a mission to bring her passion to others. For over a decade people in Central Florida have sought her out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences, and many of her dishes and desserts have won awards. She believes fantastic recipes are being created along with a renewed joy to the culinary experience and brining people back together around the table.

Don’t miss Chef Ze’ on the Cooking Stage all four days of the show for an unforgettable cooking experience!
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