Kentucky Proud Expo Features Reality Show Chef Showdown

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Kentucky Proud Expo Features Reality Show Chef Showdown

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Four reality television stars will find out whose cuisine reigns supreme in a cooking competition during the Kentucky Proud Expo Oct. 20 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Key partners in the expo include the Kentucky Grocers Association/Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores (KGA/KACS), the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy, Allied Food Marketers, and Remke Markets, among others. The expo is being held in conjunction with the KGA/KACS annual conference Oct. 17-20.

The Reality Iron Chef Showdown will pit "Survivor" contestants Rodger Bingham and Lillian Morris against David and Mary Conley, who competed in "The Amazing Race" and were named TV Guide's "Reality Couple of the Year." Gil Logan, executive chef at Churchill Downs in Louisville, will host the event.

Each team will have one hour to create three dishes with Kentucky Proud products, including two mystery ingredients.

The public session of the Kentucky Proud Expo will enable visitors to taste and purchase more than 100 Kentucky Proud products such as cheese, salsa, popcorn, beverages, meats, sweets, and many others. Kentucky Proud is the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's farm marketing program.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for children, with children 6 and under admitted free. Visitors who present a Remke Markets store card will get $1 off admission. Proceeds will go to the Kentucky Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship Fund and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Scholarship Fund.