One of Paula Deen's sons is coming to the Giant Eagle Market District in Bethel Park.
Deen's appearance is free to the public; however, tickets are limited and are available only on a first-come first-served basis. Advanced ticket registration will be available online soon at marketdistrict.com.
An entrepreneur, businessman, author and son of American cooking and lifestyle celebrity, Paula, Jamie has been an integral part of the legendary growth of the one-time small business The Bag Lady, a famous sandwich delivery service. Working with his mother and younger brother, Bobby, Jamie developed the "lunch-and-love-in-a-bag" in Savannah, GA.
The Deen family took The Bag Lady concept—great food, great value and a whole lot of love—and expanded it into one of America's most successful restaurant launches: the 1989 opening of The Lady and Sons in Savannah. Jamie's attention to the business side enabled his mother to craft recipes and, ultimately, over 14 different cookbooks to date that helped garner The Lady and Sons national exposure.
Soon after, the Deen brothers began making regular appearances on Paula's cooking shows on the Food Network and, later, launched their own show on the network, Road Tasted, as they explored America in search of more examples of love and warmth-infused cooking.
Jamie and Bobby have also published four books: The Deen Bros. Cookbook: Recipes from the Road (2007), Y'all Come Eat (2008), Take It Easy (2009) and Get Fired Up (2011). They've also expanded their efforts with a line of spices, BBQ sauces and T-shirts.
Today, Jamie lives with his wife, Brooke, and their two children in Savannah. He serves on the boards of the Bethesda Academy and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and is a sought-after speaker for small business conferences, schools and community outreach programs.
This article originally appeared on the UpperSt.Clair Patch.
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