Taylor Hicks

The Food Lion cooking demonstrations is always one of the most popular things at the Southern Women's Show.

CHARLOTTE – Join celebrity chefs on the Food Lion Kitchen Stage as they prepare recipes using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion family of brands – only at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte!

You can count on Food Lion for low prices, fresh produce, and their Food Lion promise of Double Your Money Back satisfaction guarantee. So what’s in store this August? Sign up at the Food Lion Kitchen Stage to play the Face Off Challenge! All winners take home a Food Lion gift card and prizes. Guests can also stop by the Food Lion Kitchen Stage to take a fun photo.

The Food Lion Kitchen Stage will equip you with everything you need to be the MVP at your dinner table, while providing entertainment and culinary inspiration all weekend long. It’s all at the Southern Women’s Show, August 23-25, 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center (Hall C).

**Food Lion Exclusive** Taylor Hicks, one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time, appears at the Southern Women's Show on the Food Lion Kitchen Stage Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m.

From the start, Hick's material on the mega-hit singing competition show set him apart, with his unique take on Southern soul, country, R&B, and blues. 64 million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the season five winner of American Idol. In addition to performing, Hicks currently hosts “State Plate” on INSP (Inspiration Network).

Visit the Food Lion Kitchen Stage to see Hicks, plus fun, food and games!

Easy, Fresh + Affordable! Stop by the Taste Experience Stage to watch live cooking demonstrations and taste samples of the delicious dishes prepared by our local celebrity chefs using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion Family of Brands.

Play to Win! Watch teams from the audience put their Food Lion knowledge to the test in head-to-head trivia during the Food Lion Face Off! Winners have a chance to win a $25 Food Lion gift card.

Taste Inspiration! Learn tips + tricks from chefs that you can use at home at the Fresh Flavor Stage.

Top Chefs! Featured Food Lion chefs include Gastonia, N.C.-based Monica Smith, owner of “Entertaining with Chef Monica” and founder of “Chef Monica’s Spice Blends” as well as the #Eat2Livelonger campaign. Food Lion will also feature Bruce Rowland, executive chef and owner of Rowland Fine Dining in Richmond, Va. Rowland Fine Dining’s menu is an eclectic mix of Southern, Asian, Mediterranean and Provence influences, using fresh seasonal ingredients with creative flair. Joining the Food Lion chef’s line-up is registered dietitian Stefanie Prokopiou, who inspires women to live a life of faith, family, food, passion, and health (#BalanceYour5).

Southern Women's Show will be held in Charlotte, Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug.25, at the Charlotte Convention Center (Hall C), 501 South College St., Charlotte. Admission is: Adults: $12 at the door; Youth (6-12): $6 at the door (children under age six are free with paying adult). Online Advance: $10 each / Youth: $6 each. Online Advance Group (10 or more; advance ONLY): $8 each. The hours will be: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundayu10 a.m,. to 5 p.m. For more information , call 800-849-0248 or go to southernshows.com/wch.

PARKING: See Website for parking lot rates. Take the Light Rail and get dropped off at the front door. Wheelchairs: Available first come, first serve at the Show Office with Valid ID and $5. Handicap Parking: There is street level parking directly across from the CCC on College Street (EZ Parking). The main entrance permits persons needing handicapped access to enter through a wider mechanical assisted door. Elevators are available for those needing it taking them directly to the show floor level.

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