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Chef's Kitchen At The Expo

Petit Jean Meats Chef's Kitchen
Cooking Demos and Special Guests

"We still do things the old fashioned way, which gives our meats the old fashioned flavor", said David Ruff, CEO, Petit Jean Meats. "We don’t use anything but the best quality meats and the best quality ingredients. So if you’re looking for a great hot dog, a great ham, a great smoked sausage with great flavor, we have it all".

Visit the Petit Jean Meats Chef's Kitchen - Two days of fun Cooking on Stage!

Chef Jason Knapp !

It was at the Waffle House, in 1997, that Jason discovered his passion for food and went on to graduate from the Central Arkansas School of Apprenticeship with the American Culinary Federation. .Jason served as the Executive Chef for Governor Mike Beebe and First Lady Ginger Beebe serving anywhere from 2 to 2000 guests on any given day and many visiting luminaries. Jason moved on to Pulaski Technical College in 2009 to run The Big Rock Bistro instructing young culinarians followed by 3 years as the Executive Chef for The University of Central Arkansas. Leaving UCA, he was proud to open the Green Leaf Grill in Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Sheild as a health and wellness center for their employees. In 2008, Jason earned the honored title of Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation. He competes yearly in The Diamond Chef event and holds titles of Apprentice of the Year ,Sous Chef of the Year ,Chef of the Year and Diamond Chef Arkansas. In 2013 Jason earned the Pro Chef II certification from the Culinary Institute of America. Today, Jason is proud to serve as Executive Chef for Sysco Arkansas.

Join Chef Jason Knapp at this presentations:

Saturday
  • 11:00am- Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta
  • 2:00pm- Bacon Bourbon Jam
  • 4:00pm Corn &Bacon Soup with Jalapeño Cream
Sunday
  • 11:30 am- Bacon Bourbon Jam
  • 3:00pm- Corn &Bacon Soup with Jalapeño Cream

Culinary Expert Karen Davis

Karen developed her love of cooking while growing up on a farm. She learned the basics from her mother and grandmother who were great farm cooks. From a young age, Karen had fun experimenting with her Easy Bake Oven and eventually joining the 4H Program where she entered food projects at the county and state fairs. Jamie earned a BS degree in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University. When Karen is not on the road traveling for Taste of Home, she works as a Food Consultant developing and testing recipes and writing about food. Karen lives with her husband Scott in Central Iowa.

Class Tickets Available now!

Saturday at 12pm & Sunday at 1pm

Chef Rebecca Woodward & Chef Danny Lane

Ghoulish Graveyard Goodies

With over 45 years of combined Sugar art and cake decorating experience, Danny and Rebecca have done everything from teaching aspiring decorators, hosting seminars and bridal shows to competing in national competitions and televised cake challenges. Both currently work for Harps Food Stores and are both merchandisers on the planning committee for the International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association. Danny and Rebecca are most recognized for their winning episodes on Food Network. From amazing wedding cakes and sculpted and shaped designs, to over the top designs that defy logic there is not much this duo has not tried. They really do have icing in their veins and plan to spend many more years creating amazing designs and putting smiles on the faces of anyone who receives their works of art.

Saturday 3:00pm and Sunday 12:30pm

PETIT JEAN MEATS CHEF'S KITCHEN

Saturday - October 29th

10:30 Bold Flavors of the World
Pampered Chef
11:00 Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Chef Jason Knapp - Sponsored by Petit Jean Meats
12:00 Taste of Home Cooking Class
Culinary Expert Karen Davis,
Sponsored by Harps
1:30 Fast, Fabulous, Healthy Meals for People on the Go
Optimal Nutrition Cooking Center/Saladmaster
2:00 Bacon Bourbon Jam
Chef Jason Knapp - Sponsored by Petit Jean Meats
3:00 Ghoulish Graveyard Goodies
Harps Chef Rebecca Woodward & Chef Danny Lane
3:30 30 Simple Things You Can Do To Save Energy & Money
AEDC- Energy Office
4:00 Corn & Bacon Soup with Jalapeño Cream
Chef Jason Knapp - Sponsored by Petit Jean Meats
4:30 Wine & Cheese Pairings
Ken & Walker Artisan Cheese

Sunday - October 30th

11:30 Bacon Bourbon Jam
Chef Jason Knapp - Sponsored by Petit Jean Meats
12:30 Ghoulish Graveyard Goodies
Harps Chef Rebecca Woodward & Chef Danny Lane
1:00 Taste of Home Cooking Class
Culinary Expert Karen Davis
Sponsored by Harps
2:30 Harps Halloween Cupcake Wars
Sponsored by Harps
With The Arkansas CW Crew Judges: Danny Lane, Rebecca Woodward
3:00 Bold Flavors of the World
Pampered Chef
3:30 Corn & Bacon Soup with Jalapeno Cream
Chef Jason Knapp -Sponsored by Petit Jean Meats
4:30 Fast, Fabulous, Healthy Meals for People on the Go
Optimal Nutrition Cooking Center/Saladmaster

Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Call us at 203-259-3351 to discuss the Sponsorship Opportunities available.

Expo Hotel

The Executive Hotel at City Center 700 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901 To reserve your room
call 479-783-1000

Expo Florist

Get Tickets

Tickets available at our Box Office on Expo Days! Online Tickets
$7 Admission ($5 w/coupon) Kids 8 & under are free, Free Parking!

Location

Fort Smith Convention Center
800 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR

Day & Time

October 29-30, 2016
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm