Paula Deen Hosts Private Cooking Experience

Celebrity chef Paula Deen on June 15 hosted a private cooking experience and dinner, along with her husband and sons, at The Walden Lodge, fulfilling a Zoofari auction item that helped raise funds for Zoo Knoxville. Packaged with lodging and spa treatment, the experience was donated by Sid and Jo Blalock, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Margaritaville Island Hotel, St. Somewhere Spa and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and it was won by high bidders Tom and Evelyn Shaw. Pictured at the dinner from left: Sid Blalock, Evelyn Shaw, Michael Groover (back row), Ron Turner, Peggy Turner, Jamie Deen (back row), Paula Deen, Jo Blalock, Tom Shaw, Becky Paylor, Bob Paylor and Bobby Deen.