The VIPP Report: It’s the inaugural Flavor of Kentucky Food Festival

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S & T Promotions, LLC announced they will bring a unique food experience to the bluegrass.  It’s the 2016 Flavor of Kentucky Food Festival.  The inaugural festival will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH) Exhibit Hall located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd in Louisville, KY 40203 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Flavor of Kentucky Food Festival with presenting sponsor Four Roses Bourbon will bring hundreds of people to KCAAH to enjoy the best cuisine from Kentucky including food, beverage and culinary arts. We have created a vendor marketplace that will give guests a chance to taste farm to table food with various products produced by Kentucky farmers. There will be local and regional chef demonstrations, food and beverage pairings. You will also have the opportunity to add to your cookbook collection from our bookstore.   Cookbook authors will be on-hand for autograph signings and you can purchase their books to make the delicious recipes at home.

“We will showcase some of the top local chefs, vendors and dishes that make Kentucky a staple in the food industry. From bourbon dishes to country ham and hot browns we will have it all at the festival. The Flavor will also give restaurant industry professionals an opportunity to see some of the top state of the art equipment and products. We have created something to the whole family can come out and enjoy the day.” says Robyn Stuart, coordinator for the event.

Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on our Eventbrite page. We’ve provided a link for your review https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flavor-of-kentucky-food-festival-tickets-25605537853. Youth under the age of ten (10) get in free with a paid adult admission.

Five dollars from each ticket will go to television anchor and on-air personality Dawne Gee’s celebrity cookbook “A Recipe to End Hunger”.   Proceeds will go to helping make sure no child in Kentucky and Southern Indiana go hungry.

If you would like to be a sponsor and/or be a vendor, please contact Robyn C. Stuart at 859-612-9550 or send an e-mail to stpromotions1@gmail.com.

To setup an interview and/or in-studio demonstrations with Stuart and/or co-coordinator Claudia Jackson call VIPP Communications at 502-582-7716 or by email at info at VIPPCommunications dot com.

To learn more about the inaugural Flavor of Kentucky Food Festival and to get updates about special guest announcements and vendors go to http://www.flavorofkentuckyfoodfestival.com.

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The VIPP Report: Kentucky based DB Bourbon Candy goes “Hollywood”

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DB Bourbon Candy returns to the Academy Awards for the third year

DB Bourbon Candy must have found a four leaf clover because everything owner Robyn Stuart touches literally turns to gold.  While celebrating their new success of being in area Kroger Stores across Kentucky.  Stuart gets a call from the Oscar Gifting Lounge inviting back DB Bourbon Candy for a third year.  Stuart and her Bourbon Country team accepted the invitation and now they will prepare to head to back to Hollywood.

Academy Award nominees, guests and the who’s who of L.A. will get a chance to sample some of DB Bourbon Candy, Four Roses and then walk away with a special gift bag.

Stuart says “Everyone has been so supportive of my vision.  When I notified Four Roses they immediately jumped onboard and said they would help out anyway that they could.  The last five years of my life has been dedicated into making my candy a household name.  I feel like I ‘m on my way with the many opportunities I have been blessed with from Liquor Barn to Kroger and now the Oscars for a third time.  Everywhere I go I’m proud to say I’m from Kentucky where champions are made.  I’m definitely winning! I know my mother and grandmother would be so proud that what they did as a family tradition is now a model for DB Bourbon’s success.”

In the last week, DB Bourbon Candy delivered their first shipment of chocolates to the Kroger Company.  You can find them in participating stores.  You can also purchase them at your local Liquor Barn in various stores in Kentucky.  You can always visit their site at http://www.dbbourboncandy.com.

DB Bourbon Candy has participated in some of the biggest events across the U.S. from the Academy Awards, Emmys, Breeder’s Cup Taste of the World at Winstar, Chris Tucker Celebrity Golf Tournament, Barbara Streisand Fundraiser, Chris Everett Charity event, Soul Train Awards, Kentucky NFL Hall of Fame and many Kentucky Derby events like Barnstable-Brown Gala, Grand Gala and 100 Black Men of Louisville.

In 2002, Stuart started her business after the passing of her mother.   During the holidays, her mother would create the delicious treat as a family tradition. Robyn wanted to honor her mother in some way so she decided to start the business and make the original candy recipe apart of her business. With the support of Four Roses and Bourbon Country as well as the many events and activities she participates in everyone loves to see the wonderful creation that she produces.  From initially starting with candy the business has grown into developing other products such as chocolate covered fruit, cheesecakes to chocolate covered popcorn.

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