The Hen House Holiday Celebrations is a full weekend of fun.  Events are planned for October 28th, 29th and 30th at the Overland Park Convention Center that you will not want to miss!
  • On Friday, October 28th, Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star, Tyler Florence will be making two appearances.
  • On Saturday, October 29th, new cookbook authors, the Casserole Queens and back in town to help us whip up some holiday side dishes
  • Also on Saturday local high school culinary programs will compete for Top Student Chef
  • On Sunday, local executive chefs including Charles D’ Ablaing, from Chaz, and Tate Roberts, from EBT, compete for Kansas City’s Top Chef
This event is perfect for the inner foodie in all of us.  There are over 90 displays of food and entertaining ideas complete with samples and tastings.  

More information from the official press release is below. You can also visit, for more information.

Overland Park, KS. – October 2011 – The Hen House Holiday Celebration is packed full of fun again this year. Along with over 90 food displays with tastings and samples, guests will be entertained by Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, the Purina Incredible Dog Team, Celebrity Chefs and Cookbook Authors, the Casserole Queens, a local Top Chef competition, a student Top Chef competition and Mr. Stinky Feet.

Celebrity chef, Food Network star, and Author of four top selling cookbooks, Tyler Florence brings his ultimate style to the Overland Park Convention Center for appearances at 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. plus a meet and greet. Tyler is the host of Tyler’s Ultimate and The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network. He believes if you’re only going to have one recipe for a crowd-pleasing classic, it might as well be the “ultimate”. Event guests will learn how to make – Tyler’s Ultimate.

In addition, new cookbook authors, the Casserole Queens will show guests how to make a delicious Thanksgiving side dish and how to make a quick and easy casserole with the left over turkey.
Also on Saturday, the Purina® Incredible Dog Team will entertain the crowds, and on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Stinky Feet will bring his unique talent back to please the kids. Throughout the weekend, chefs will be on stage demonstrating holiday entertainment ideas, easy to cook low cost meals for the family and much more. Hen House is partnering with the following non-profit organizations:

• Harvesters will receive the food on display after the event closes on Sunday.
• Toys for Tots will bring in the Marines to collect toys on Sunday in exchange for free admission to the
event. New unwrapped toys are requested with a value of $10 or more.

The Hen House Holiday Celebration is open to the public and single day admission tickets can be purchased in advance at all Hen House locations for $5 or at the event for $6. Children 12 and under are free.
Event Times:
Friday, October 28th 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, October 29th 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 30th 11:00am-4:00pm

The Overland Park Convention Center is located at:
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS