On April 9, at 12 p.m., celebrity chef, author, and entrepreneur Paula Deen will visit her Foley restaurant for a book signing.

Paula Deen is scheduled to visit Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen location inside Downtown OWA at 203 N OWA Blvd. “I am looking forward to finally getting back to Foley. I love meeting all of my friends at these book signings – we have so much fun!” says Paula Deen.

Slated to open their doors at 9 a.m., Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will hand out 250 meet and greet wristbands for guests to have a one-on-one experience with Paula Deen. Guests making any purchase at the Paula Deen Retail store will result in receiving a wristband.

“We always have a blast at these book-signings at our Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Foley,” said Paula Deen, celebrity chef, best-selling author, and restaurateur. “I can’t wait to revisit our fabulous location at OWA!”

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen serves meals to guests in a family-style setting. The family-style menu offers traditional Southern dishes, such as classic Southern fried chicken and Georgia fried catfish. Guests can also enjoy broccoli casserole and Deen’s renowned dessert, the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.

Paula Deen outside her reatuaranty in OWA, Foley, Alabama.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen first opened in April 2015 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, from restaurateur, television personality, author, and American icon Paula Deen. The restaurant now boasts six locations including Branson, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Myrtle Beach, SC; Panama City Beach, Fla., and right here in Foley, Ala. Born from the values of spending time with family and friends sharing a meal together, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen invites guest to feel at home while enjoying genuine Southern hospitality and family-style dining featuring endless portions of classic recipes directly from the kitchens of Deen and her family. Visitors can also shop in the Paula Deen Store to browse the signature retail items from the First Lady of Southern Cooking, making this one of the most unique dining experiences for guests of all ages.

“Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is in the perfect location to serve the millions of visitors who come to the Alabama Gulf Coast every year,” said Kyle Sanders, General Manager of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Foley. “The book-signing experience is ideal for our destination and a great way for guests to not only relax and enjoy time together while visiting our area, but also have a chance to meet Paula Deen in person.”

For more information about Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, please visit: www.PaulaDeensFamilyKitchen.com.

For more information about the dining, entertainment and events at OWA, visit www.VisitOWA.com.

About OWA Parks & Resort

Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express. At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park, outdoor wave pool and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.