Dream of Being A TV Chef? Insider Tips From Food Network Star & TV Personality Marc Summers!

I have a lot in common with Food Network personality Marc Summers. We share the same best friend, live in the same neighborhood, appreciate classic talk shows from the 70s, and love a great gourmet pizza. Marc has done a lot of favors for me over the years. He’s appeared on several talk shows I produced and even took time out of his bi-coastal schedule to speak to my students when I was teaching a TV production class at Temple University. So I was a little nervous to ask this big-timer to be part of my little blog. This is how […]

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Part 2: The TV Chef with the 7 Month Secret….. Finally Revealed!

  Over two thousand people saw my blog on the gray haired granny from Texas, Chef Nancy Manlove who landed a TV gig on a reality cooking show. Nancy’s story is more than just beating out thousands of women over 60 who dreamt of being on Food Network’s Cutthroat’s special grandma edition.       A few years ago, after retiring from the Space Shuttle Program Nancy went after her long-time dream to become a chef and enrolled in culinary school. She was 60! Her second dream? To be on a TV cooking show! And on Sunday, September 6, millions tuned in to […]

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Chefs Who Wanna Be on Food Network: Cutthroat Kitchen Isn’t Just for the Young, Sexy, and Super Skinny!

  I’ve booked a whopping 15,000 guests over the course of my television career, and unique, high-energy characters have always been my thing. I just have that radar! Interesting, over-the-top people always make for great TV, and they’ve been my bread and butter.   I recently met Chef Nancy Manlove who is one of those big personalities, but what makes her even more interesting is that she breaks through the reality TV stereotype. Yes… she kicks ass in the kitchen, has crazy confidence, has guts like a warrior, and has an unstoppable burning desire to be a TV star, even […]

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Lifestyle Experts: Wanna Write A Book Like A Food Network Star In 2016…. And Get On TV?

                                                                                                             Food Network’s Tyler Florence was one of my all-time favorite guests. I met him when he was doing a book tour and appeared on a talk show I was producing for CBS. Not only is he beyond adorable, he’s the nicest guy! Tyler was booked on […]

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