Tim Laird and his wife Lori have been Food & Dining Magazine’s Entertaining Editors-at-Large almost from the publication’s inception, authoring their “Easy Entertaining” columns and periodically opening their home to staff meetings that tend to devolve into storytelling within minutes of the opening gavel.

No one ever complains, especially when Tim recounts how he became CEO (Chief Entertaining Officer, now retired) at Brown-Forman, or recalls exploits from the couple’s global travels, always with a mind toward helping others learn how better to entertain at home.

Together, the Lairds have published three highly acclaimed Easy Entertaining! books, and in addition to co-hosting Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, Tim has made hundreds of appearances on radio and television programs, guesting on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Tonight Show, ABC World News Now, and Good Morning America, to name just a few.

In 2018, Laird co-authored The Bourbon Country Cookbook with Churchill Downs Executive Chef David Danielson, and on Monday this week he shared recipes from the book and Derby entertaining tips with WDRB’s Keith Kaiser. Head over to WDRB’s web site, watch the video clips, and let America’s CEO educate you: Party Pro Tim Laird has the recipe for Derby Entertaining Fun.