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Southern Women's Show
Charlotte Convention Center Hall C
Charlotte, NC


See What Happened at the 2019 Show!

How Refreshing

You count on Food Lion for low prices, fresh produce, and their Food Lion promise of Double Your Money Back satisfaction guarantee.  Join Food Lion’s Chefs at the Food Lion Kitchen Stage as they prepare recipes using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion Family of Brands.  Sign up at the Food Lion Kitchen Stage to play the Face Off Challenge.  All winners will take home a Food Lion gift card and prizes! Plus, stop by to take a memorable photo and find out how to receive a Free Item in store through the MVP Savings Center (while supplies last)! It’s all at the Southern Women’s Show.

Play to Win

Watch teams put their Food Lion knowledge to the test in head-to-head trivia during the Food Lion Face Off. Contestants for the game show will be selected from the audience. Get there early so you can play to win a $25 gift card to Food Lion.

Easy, Fresh and Affordable

Taste delicious  Affordably Fresh samples from the live cooking segments prepared using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion Family of Brands at the Taste Experience Stage.

Taste Inspiration

Learn tips and tricks from chefs that you can use at home, new fresh pairings for salads, creative juice mocktails or secrets to blending your own spice at the Fresh Flavor Stage.

Monica Smith

Chef Monica Smith is a native of Gastonia, NC and proud mother of three children. Her company, Entertaining with Chef Monica has released her signature spice recipes called; “Chef Monica’s Spice Blends”. Chef’s Spice Blends can be purchased on Amazon Prime and soon to come in other retail outletsShe inspires others with her personal mission of “bringing families back to the table”. Chef Monica is a charismatic TV/Stage personality who knows how to engage her audience when talking about all things food.  Her #Eat2Livelonger Campaign inspires families to gather at the kitchen table, eat more meals that are farm-to-fork, and create a sustainable healthy eating lifestyle.

Chef holds several professional certifications and two degrees; a Bachelor’s in Foods and Nutrition from Appalachian State University and an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Charlotte. These credentials have helped to make her a contemporary southern grown chef that audiences adore and enjoy watching. Chef Monica is making her farm to fork concept a reality by promoting her “Eat2Livelonger” hashtag on t-shirts, through personal recipes, cooking demonstrations and social media.  She loves encouraging families to cook at home more often with fresh ingredients creating healthier eating patterns. She has challenged herself to take classic southern dishes and make them a little lighter with fresh foods and fusing them with other cuisines.

Chef Bruce Rowland

Chef Bruce Rowland is the Executive Chef/Owner Rowland Fine Dining in Richmond, Virginia. A gourmet restaurant with an international flare. Named one of “Richmond’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants in 2006” by The Richmond Times Dispatch.

 Chef Rowland is a self starter with attention to details, he excels in customer services, and has strong organizational skills and leadership demonstrating creativity in menu design. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

 Chef Rowland’s Professional Experience includes Adjunct professor in culinary arts at J. Sargent Reynolds community college in Richmond Virginia. Hana’s in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina which in 2001, in competition with other top flight regional chefs, won the Grand Award of the Renaissance Gala event in Myrtle Beach. S.C. Executive Chef / Director of Food and Beverage Monte Carlo Inc, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Executive Chef of the Louisiana Purchase in Banner Elk, North Carolina. A gourmet Restaurant and 6 year recipient of “Wine Spectator” award of excellence.

Stefanie Prokopiou

Stefanie Prokopiou is a Registered Dietitian and passionate about living a life of faith, family, food, passion, and health (#BalanceYour5). She inspires women to Balance their 5 through life-giving food and essential oils. She is a follower of Jesus, finding her way in living a life of worship and purpose. Ice cream cones with double scoops of caramel are her favorite! Health goals are achieved one step at a time and she encourages accountability!
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