• The 2014 Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show has come to a close. We hope you enjoyed the day!
  • Bridget Nguyen introduced Ree Drummond
  • Ree Drummond at Rupp Arena in the Ferguson Celebrity Kitchen
  • Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
  • What's cooking in Rupp Arena?
  • The Marketplace served over 6,000 patrons this year
  • Fruit Cobbler with Barbara Bailey and Bill Bryant of WKYT
  • Simple Cooking Techniques: How Whole Foods are the Foundation of a Healthy Lifestyle
    presented by Kate Horning
  • Country Ham, Hogs, Salt, Smoke presented by Chef Jeremy Ashby and Steve Coomes
  • Southern Breads; A taste, tips and history presented by Chef Liz Denham
  • Hickory Nuts & Such presented by Chef Ouita Michel and Jim Nance
  • Traditional Cakes and Pies presented by Ann Evans and David Larson

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The Chef

The 2014 show will feature two cooking presentations by celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

The Marketplace

Try and buy your way through The Marketplace
with over 100 exhibiting companies sampling
and selling products.

Kentucky Heritage Kitchen

The Kentucky Heritage Kitchen Stage offers demos throughout the day on various techniques and culinary topics for the home chef.

The Chef


Meet the Celebrity Chef!

The 2014 show featured two cooking presentations by celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

Ree Drummond is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four. Her blog, ThePioneerWoman.com, attracts more than 20 million page views per month and was named Weblog of the Year at the 2011, 2010 and 2009 Bloggie Awards. Ree is also the author of the #1 best-selling cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl and the 2011 memoir Black Heels to Tractor Wheels — A Love Story, which debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for nonfiction hardcover. Ree’s children’s picture book, Charlie the Ranch Dog, which chronicles the adventures of her much-beloved basset hound, also premiered at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Drummond has appeared on numerous national talk shows including Good Morning America, TODAY, The View and Fox & Friends.

Since August 2011, Drummond has hosted her own daytime television series, Pioneer Woman, on The Food Network.


Chefs from Our Past
We are honored to have hosted the following Celebrity Chefs at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show:

  • Bobby Flay


    Bobby has a deep rooted love for all things Kentucky, so he happily shared a variety of southern inspired dishes on stage.

  • Giada De Laurentiis


    Giada made it a family affair with italian style dishes, and by inviting members of the audience to come up on stage and cook!

  • Michael & Brian Voltaggio


    The Voltaggio Brothers had some great chemistry with dry ice and the most creative presentation using food as a landscape!

  • Tyler Florence


    Tyler not only cooked up a savory Beef Bourguignon but he topped it with a nod to Kentucky with a Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.

  • Jamie & Bobby Dean


    Paula Deen's boys, brought tons of southern charm to Lexington as they cooked up Grillades and Grits for show attendees.


The Recipe

Rupp Arena sizzled as Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, cooked up
Bourbon Maple Pork Chops with Apples, served with Creamy Bacon Cheese Grits and Sautéed Greens
We’re happy to share the recipe with you, so get cooking!

Download the Recipes

The Marketplace

Click on the interactive map to find exhibitors.

Award Winners

Best In Show - Savory - River Hill Ranch Honorable Mention - Savory - Cooper Bros. Meats
Best In Show - Sweet - The Comfy Cow Honorable Mention - Sweet - Made By Mavis
Best Booth - Two Little Texans Honorable Mention - Best Booth - Spotz Gelato
People's Choice - Giler's Goetta

The Show

With an exciting line-up of presentations, speakers and exhibitors the Incredible Food Show is sure to awaken your culinary senses and skills.

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Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena

Conveniently located in downtown Lexington, The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show calls Lexington Center it’s home. Parking is available in the High Street Lot across the street from Rupp Arena or in the Manchester Street Lot, behind Rupp Arena off Main Street.

Lexington Center
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507