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Southern Women's Show
Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA


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

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Chef Lisa Brooks

Lisa has been in the kitchen since she was a little girl. She grew up cooking typical southern foods at her mother’s side. Cooking has always been a passion of hers, and feels that being a chef was her true calling in life. Lisa is a Certified Culinarian by the American Culinary Federation and has earned an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts from Central Piedmont Community College. She and her husband, Ken, own and cook beside six other chefs at her personal chef service in Charlotte, NC. Her specialties include southern American, Cajun/Creole, Caribbean and Vegetarian cooking. She won the Moore & Van Allen MVA Bowl Cooking Competition in 2012 and recently appeared on Guy's Grocery Games on The Food Network.

Jenny Brulé

Jennifer Brulé is a classically trained chef, food writer, and restaurant consultant. Her work has appeared nationally in Cooking Light, Shape and Fitness Magazines, and internationally in Swiss News. She cooks live on NBC Charlotte every Sunday morning and on ABC Charleston each month. Her cookbook, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways was published this past September by UNC Press and is in its second printing. Chef Brulé is currently working on another cookbook for The Press, which is set to be published in the fall of 2018. She lives in utter chaos, just north of Charlotte with four smart aleck daughters, three floppy dachshunds, one flustered husband, and a rotating roster of foreign exchange students and foster dogs.

Monica Smith

Monica D. Smith is a native of Gastonia, NC and holds a bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition and an associate's in Culinary Arts. Her sustainable farm-to-fork concept has inspired her take on classic southern dishes—making them lighter, with a fusion of fresh ingredients. Chef Monica can be seen regularly on WBTV-CHARLOTTE/BounceTV, FOX 46 Charlotte, and the NBC Charlotte Today Show. She has been a chef competitor on The Food Network's Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, and has been a guest on Chef Jeff Henderson’s Flip My Food. Chef Monica was chosen as one of the celebrity chefs for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at the St. Jude Wine Country & Garden Harvest and will begin touring with comedian Tone-X for the new show Comedy and Cuisine.

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.

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