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February 18-20, 2022 | St. Charles Convention Center | St. Louis, MO
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2022 Celebrity Guest Appearances

Kamber Cain

Kamber Cain from El Dorado Springs, Missouri is no stranger to the stage. And being an entertainer on the stage, that she is! She has been singing on stages since the age of four and has won numerous talent contests over the years in many venues. Opening shows for artists such as Billy Dean, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jamie O’Neal and LONESTAR has just expanded Kamber’s dreams to continue to reach higher and higher.  
 
Titles Kamber has won are: “Missouri State Fair Idol”, “Pittsburg Idol”, “Route 66 Idol”, “Indie Ville TV’s Country Artist of the Year”, “Indie Ville TV’s Song of the Year”, “The Josie Music Awards” for
“Modern Country Female Vocalist of the Year”, “Modern Country Female Artist of the Year”, “EP of the Year”, “Modern Country Female Song of the Year” for her song “Singin’ My Own Song” and the latest in 2021 at The Josie Music Awards for “Female Fan’s Choice Award!”  
 
Kamber not only enjoys singing and performing on stage, she also loves songwriting. Her music has had features on the “VisitMO” Facebook page to support Missouri tourism, a NASCAR commercial and several TV shows, such as “House of Cards” and others.  
 
With a passion for all of the entertainment business, Kamber also is an actress. In 2019, she was the lead role for an episode of “The Dream Motel”. She has also been a featured extra and extra in CMT’s “Still The King” and “Nashville”.  
 
Kamber has now had 3 songs out to radio and even has charted on the “Music Row’s Country Break-Out Chart”! You can catch Kamber’s 5 original song music videos on The Country Network, YouTube and other music video channels.  
 
With no plans of slowing down, Kamber plans to continue pursuing music and pushing to make her dreams come true. Her motto is: “Striving to make a positive difference in this world...One song at a time!”

 
Keep updated with her and any upcoming events on Kamber’s Music
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KamberCainMusic. You can also find
her on Instagram and Twitter under “KamberCain”.


Deanna "Bomb Chica" Colon - MasterChef/America's Got Talent

Inspired by her time on MasterChef, Deanna decided to take her creativity to the plate! She realized food is entertainment as well.

Bomb Chica’s Butternut + Sage Risotto

This recipe makes 4 servings.

To make butternut squash puree:
Cube butternut squash and boil until tender. Drain water from squash and place it into a blender with 1/4 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 stick of butter and 1 tsp of salt. Place the puree to the side.

To make risotto:
In a pan add 2 tablespoons of butter and brown your garlic and onion. Add the arborio rice and brown it. Once browned and nutty, add your wine. Stir the wine until it is absorbed into the rice. Add your salt and pepper. Ladle in 1/2 cup of vegetable stock into your pan with rice. Slowly stir until stock is absorbed. You want to repeat this step until the rice reaches an al dente texture. At this time stir in your butternut squash to the pan. Stir in 1 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese to the pan.  Chiffonade your sage and add it to your pan.

Portion out your servings and garnish with more parmesan cheese and sage.

  • 1 Butternut squash
  •  1/4 cup heavy cream
  •  1/2 stick of butter
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  2 tablespoons of butter
  •  1 chopped head of garlic (or less if desired)
  •  1 small diced white onion
  •  1  cups arborio rice
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  1/2 tsp black pepper 1 cup white wine
  •  3-4 cups of desired stock
  •  Fresh sage
  •  1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or MORE!

Gerron Hurt- MasterChef Season 9 Winner

Gerron Hurt is a former teacher turned MasterChef Season 9 winner. He grew up in Louisville, KY with a huge influence from his late mother’s cooking inspiration. During his college career, he continued to cook and make dishes for his friends. When the opportunity came to audition for MasterChef, with family support, he decided to take his chances. Months later he found himself being announced by Gordon Ramsey as MasterChef Season 9 winner. It has been a rapid road ever since. Chef Gerron loves incorporating his cooking skills and educational background with influencing others to have fun cooking and creating their own unique recipes through his subscription-based website. He now resides in the greater Nashville area with his wife Brandi and baby Girl Harlee. Gerron continues to travel for appearances, speaking engagements, cooking classes & brand ambassadorships.

“Food is that one common denominator that binds humanity together.”
Learn more about me at my website familyonaplate.com

Gerron's Shrimp and Grits:

Fortified Stock:

  • 1 boxes of vegetable stock
  • 1 thyme sprigs
  • 1 rosemary sprigs
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 stalk of celery (Chopped)
  • old bay seasoning
  • salt
  • white wine (Any) ( Moscato for sweetness)
  • Shells from shrimp
  • 2 Lemons


Grits:

  • Half a gallon of milk
  • 1 bag of yellow grits ( Lakeside brand Publix stores)
  • 1 block smoked gouda cheese
  • 1 block gruyere cheese
  • salt

Vegetable Au Jus:

  • Shallots (chopped)
  • 2 red, yellow, and green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 jar minced garlic
  • 1 cup of mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 cups of fresh parsley
  • 6 tbsp of louisiana hot sauce
  • 3 stick of butter
  • 6 teaspoon of olive oil
     

Cajun shrimp:

  • large shrimps
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon of old bay seasoning
  • Salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste


Garnish:

  • Chopped Chives & Sifted Old bay

Dan Ladd - Hypnotist

The Funniest Show You Will Ever Sleep Through!

St. Louis-based comedy hypnotist Dan Ladd offers a show that is guaranteed to bring down the house.

Reality changes, personalities radically alter, and laughs pile on laughs as you explore the playground of the subconscious mind. Audience participation reigns as everyone gets into the act.

 

 


Jim Davis - Holdiay Home Creative

Jim Davis has worked as a floral designer for over thirty years, first specializing in custom Christmas interior installations and more recently spreading his work out into year-round designs. It all started when he was the producer for the Christmas Traditions festival in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri. While producing the festival he created the design standard for the exterior decorations for the South Main Street area. It was his grandmother, who was a designer, that gave him his love of decorating. Her mantra was: "If it stands still, put a bow on it!”

In 2018 Jim started creating decor for every holiday and day of the year, and he also completed a re-branding process, changing his company name from "Christmas Jim Holiday Decor" to "Holiday Home Creative." He now creates unique holiday decor for homes, businesses, and special events for holidays such as Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, of course, Christmas, and for all seasons… In August of last year, he and his partner Scott moved the business out of their home and into a commercial studio and warehouse space. From that new state-of-the-art multi-camera studio, he presents twice-weekly free Facebook Livestream floral design tutorials. He also teaches in the paid Facebook group “Jim’s Creative Design VIP’s" and the recent “Christmas Creatives Workshop”, “The Wreath Rookies” and “The Bow Buddies.”

Jim is the host for The Working Women Survival Show’s weekly online program “Ultimate Girl’s Home Edition: Get Creative with Jim Davis”. He also appears in person at the show every year where he presents the Make-It and Take-It Seminars for the show. He has appeared at industry events around the country, as a guest designer and will appear at the Spring Floral Event - Hoedown Showdown - at General Wholesale in Louisana in March. Jim is the founder of the Creative Crafter’s Connection on Facebook and the immensely popular Livestream Paloozas, where he has produced many online events, which total over 200 hours of free design tutorial programming featuring some of the best designers in the industry.

You can learn more about Jim on his website www.holidayhomecreative.com where you can also purchase his original designs. Jim is constantly covered in glitter, a recovering and retired theatre producer, a proud pug dad, and lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.


Past Celebrities of The St. Louis Working Women’s Show
34 Years


1988

Oprah Winfrey – Int’l Celebrity
Dr. Ruth – TV Personality
Heloise – Columnist

1989

Marlo Thomas – TV & Movie Star
Dr. Benjamin Spock – Author
Jose Eber – Celeb Hairstylist

1990

Lynn Redgrave – Movie Star
Ann Landers – Advice Columnist

1991

Linda Evans – TV Celebrity
Debbie Reynolds – TV & Movie Celebrity

1992

Dyan Cannon – Screen Star
Joanna Kerns – TV Star

1993

Leeza Gibbon – TV Celebrity                                                     

1994

Carol Channing – TV & Movie Celebrity
Mary Hart – TV Personality

1995                          

Naomi Judd – Singer

1996 

Terri Garr – Actress

1997                           

Jill St. John – Actress

1998

Connie Stevens – Actress

1999

Isabella Rosellini – Actress

2000                           

Colton Scott – Actor

2001

Deborah Norville – TV Celebrity

2002                        

Kathy Najimy – TV Celebrity

2003                 

Ty Pennington – TV Celebrity
Loretta Swit – TV Celebrity

2004                            

Jerry Talamantes – Nat’l Fashion

2005                  

Carolyn Kepcher – TV Celebrity

2006

Constance Ramos – TV Celebrity & Designer

2007

Susie Coehlo – TV Celebrity

2008

Jay Kenneth Johnson – TV Celebrity

2009

Yakov Smirnoff – Stage Celebrity
Sally Hershberger – Legend In Hair

2010

Danny Boome – Food Network

2011                  

Clinton Kelley – TV Celebrity

2012

Molly Ringwald – Movie/TV Star

2013

Maria Bello – Movie Star

2014                  

Bob Harper – TV & Fitness Star

2015

Melissa Joan Hart – Movie & TV Star

2016

Alison Sweeney – Actress & Author

2017

Janine Turner – Actress & Author

2018

Samantha Harris - Entertainment Journalist & TV Host

2019

Royal Chef Darren McGrady

2020

Royal Chef Darren McGrady

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