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Novi, Michigan

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Chef Monica Spices up the Cooking Stage

Chef Monica is a charismatic celebrity chef, who has competed and entertained audiences locally and nationally on platforms such as Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen and a guest on Chef Jeff Henderson’s Flip My Food. She hosts cooking classes for youth, hospice survivors, and families of domestic violence, executive teams, suicide prevention, churches, seniors, girl’s night out, and other special occasions.
 
Her company, Chef Monica Blends, released its signature spice line in 2018. Chef's Spice Blends can be purchased on Amazon Prime and at the Southern Women’s Show. Chef Monica inspires audiences with her personal mission of “bringing families back to the table”. She loves encouraging
families to cook at home more often with fresh ingredients, creating healthier eating habits. Her #Eat2LiveLonger campaign encourages families to gather at the kitchen table, eat more meals that are farm-to-fork, and create a sustainable healthy eating lifestyle. 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 Monica is the proud host of the Cooking Stage at the 2020 Southern Women’s Show. Stop by the stage or her exhibit space to sample her delicious creations and take home great tips for your own kitchen!
 

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 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.

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