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Michigan International Women's Show - Michigan
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, Michigan


See what happened at the 2015 show!

Whip Up Something New

The chefs are bringing their secrets; don't forget your appetite. The Stonebridge Kitchen and Bath Cooking Stage will feature recognized chefs, local personalities, and experts in action. Plus, you get to sample the tasty results.

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Mackenzie’s Sugar House is joining the Michigan International Women’s Show as an Official Birthday Partner! Baking is their passion and they put their heart and soul into every treat. If you are one of the first 100 ladies in the door each morning, you will receive a complimentary mini-cupcake courtesy of Mackenzie’s and be sure to get a glance at the birthday cake they made when you enter the show. Mackenzie’s will be sharing some recipes on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage on Thursday and Saturday and in addition, will be hosting our Mother Daughter Cake Decorating Contest on Sunday. Stop by exhibit space 1505 for samples and giveaways! They hope to see you will have a wonderful time!

Chef Paul Penney, CPC

Mixing Australian wit and charm with an entrepreneurial flair, Chef Paul Penney has become a prominent fixture in Michigan’s culinary circles. After serving many years as the President of a high tech company, Chef Paul swapped out his tie for a toque in 2001 to launch Aussie in the Kitchen personal chef service.

He is a sought after presenter and teacher for Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a SE Michigan HMO doing worksite Lunch and Learn cooking programs and HealthPlus, another Michigan HMO in the Flint / Saginaw area. He has appeared on many TV segments throughout the US and is currently a regular on the Fox 2 Detroit morning show with Deena Centofanti demonstrating healthy alternative recipes.

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chef Paul’s formal training includes the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada, the U.S. Personal Chef Institute in Phoenix, AZ, and many other culinary classes and workshops around the country and abroad. Chef Paul lives in Canton, Michigan with his wife Sandy and daughter Emma.

Cooking with the Nandis

Dr. Nandi, host of the Emmy award-winning television show, Ask Dr. Nandi, will be joined by his wife Kali at the Michigan International Women’s Show as they cook up some quick, healthy, and delicious recipes. In partnership with HAP, Dr. Nandi will be making some of his favorite recipes from his brand new cook book, Meals for Health Heroes, which is being released this summer. Dr. Nandi and Kali understand the daily pressures of raising a busy family and that includes cooking quick and healthy meals. Join them on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as they explain the medical health benefits of their amazing recipes and show you how to incorporate fun in everyday cooking! They will be cooking up Aloo Gobi, Organic Baby Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, and Chicken Curry.

Milk Means More

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) is thrilled to be attending and exhibiting at the Michigan International Women’s Show again this year! They will be hosting a cooking demonstration at 4:30pm on Friday at the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage where you will learn from a registered dietitian and chef how to pair tasty cheeses with different wine and beer. They are also proud to be sponsoring Mother Daughter Day on Sunday where the first 500 guests will receive a free apron! They will be sampling cheese sticks and giving away great prizes at their exhibit space, along with showcasing their Milk Means More Instagram booth! So bring your smart phones and your taste buds to the UDIM Milk Means More space – numbers 610, 612, and 614. They look forward to seeing you there!

We’re Lovin’ McDonalds

McDonald's is excited to be at the 20th anniversary Michigan International Women's Show! Look for them at the entrance to the show floor on Saturday for exciting giveaways straight from their kitchen at McDonald's to you. For the home cooks, stop by and enter for a chance to win a gift basket of culinary tools used in McDonald’s restaurants daily. Hurry over to their display before they run out of giveaways!

Resident Farmer Trevor Johnson and Dietician David Schwartz

Trevor Johnson, the resident Farmer and Greenhouse Manager at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry Ford Dietician David Schwartz will help us get ready for spring with a lesson on how to prepare a healthy garden and how to use fresh herbs in your cooking. Trevor draws on more than 10 years of experience in organic agriculture to share his knowledge with those who come to experience an organic greenhouse at the hospital. David has a passion for sustainable food systems and cooking with local, organic foods. See Trevor and David on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage Saturday at 1:30pm. Topics discussed will include seed selection, succession planning, specific herb needs and hydroponics.  They will also share recipes and samples for the first harvest.

Executive Chef, Robert Hindley

Robert Hindley began his culinary career at the historical Deerfield Academy in Western Massachusetts. He honed his craft and love for food, creating exceptional dining experiences over 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton, in Naples, Florida, and Dearborn, Michigan. The hotel industry instilled the philosophies and foundation of guest satisfaction and anticipation of customer needs. His focus at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is bringing healthy and delicious meals to patients, staff and visitors. Rob is going to demonstrate and share his favorite soup and salad recipes that are served in Henry's, the café at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.  These dishes are both healthy and full of flavor! See him at the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage on Friday at 3:30pm.

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