Palak Patel

TV personality Palak Patel is a classically trained chef, Atlanta restaurant owner, and winner of Food Network’s famed Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Palak was also a finalist on Food Network Star season 14. Most recently, Palak appeared as a guest judge on Food Network’s newest competition series Money Hungry, airing Summer 2021. TEDx speaker and chef at the Institute of Culinary Education, Palak has partnered with many high-profile brands like BMW, Well+Good, Clif Bar, BOU Brand, Whole Foods and Hello Fresh. She’s made on-camera appearances on the TODAY show, Food52 digital and Good Day Atlanta. Chef Patel was featured in an article entitled “The Women Of The Restaurant Industry Speak Out […]

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Kathleen Ashmore

TikTok food star Kathleen Ashmore is a successful cooking content creator, whole foods blogger, professionally trained private chef and former producer on The Martha Stewart Show. Enjoying her new found fame, this mom of two has quickly gained a devoted TikTok audience of more than 540,000. Her new E-book Real Food, Real Life is filled with 25 easy and healthy summer recipes made famous on TikTok. TIKTOK CHEF & TIKTOK FOOD STAR – 540K+ FOLLOWERS Kathleen started by making food hack videos on TikTok. From how to choose a ripe watermelon at the supermarket to getting the most juice out […]

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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a private chef and TV food host in Hawaii. She can be seen regularly cooking on Hawaii’s lifestyle program, Living808 on KH0N2. She also hosts Sustainable You Hawaii on KAUAITV where she showcases trendy and healthy restaurants for tourists on the travel and visitor channel. ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER CHEF & TV FOOD HOST A Kauai native with Filipino roots, she was crowned Mrs. United States 2019. Amanda always loved cooking and acquired a talent for farm to table recipe development at a young age. This eventually became the foundation for success as an entrepreneur in the culinary […]

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Marisel Salazar

Latina Chef, Food Writer & Wine Expert Marisel Salazar

Marisel Salazar is a multi-talented Latina on-camera cook, food and wine writer, restaurant critic, recipe developer and food photographer hailing from New York City. LATINX FOODIE INFLUENCER & ON-CAMERA FOOD HOST A seasoned culinary and wine print journalist, Marisel has the personality to step in front of the camera as well. Her broadcast work has been seen on cable, digital, streaming and social platforms. Currently, she’s hosting and cooking on Hello Fresh’s Instagram series Fresh Takes on Take Out, Beat the Receipt on Food & Wine’s YouTube Channel, and Driven to Dine on cable’s MSG Network. Originally from Panama City, Marisel has lived […]

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Erin Stewart

Erin Stewart is a food entrepreneur, healthy recipe developer and fitness expert from Austin, Texas. This mom of two young boys is focused on helping women fuel their bodies for optimum performance with virtual cooking and exercise classes. This results in teaching women how to nourish their whole selves in order to look great, feel amazing, grounded and strong. As a former professional dancer and chef, Erin suffered with chronic food sensitivities which started her on her journey of healing and helping women with similar issues. She did this by learning the correlation between food and function and how to […]

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Kae Lani Palmisano

Kae Lani Palmisano is an Emmy Award-Winning public television host, food and travel writer, recipe developer and home cook who loves to explore the journey that food takes to get to the plate. As an “edu-tainer” her work focuses on having fun with food while educating audiences about where it comes from and its historical and cultural impact. Aside from a short stint in Germany, Kae Lani has lived most of her life in Philly. Having lived on both sides of the Delaware River, she’s immersed herself in everything from the energetic city life in Philadelphia to the rural farmlands […]

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Manny Washington

TV Chef Manny Washington is the firehouse cook and District Chief for the City of Orlando Fire Department. He’s responsible for feeding twenty-one hungry men and women of Fire Station 1. His original recipes like This Ain’t Your Mama’s Meatloaf, Firehouse Burger with Bacon Jam Burger, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, First Alarm Mac N’ Cheese Egg Rolls and Grandma’s Guava Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Vanilla Cream Sauce have become so popular that Manny is often asked to hit the road and cook for other fire stations across the country. FOOD NETWORK FIREHOUSE CHEF & CUTTHROAT KITCHEN CHAMPION His high […]

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Lauren Van Liew

Jersey Strong, Chef Lauren Van Liew a two-time Food Network winner of Chopped Champion and Supermarket Stakeout. A natural on TV, this passionate chef with a big personality just doesn’t cook for celebrity judges. Her business, Chef Covas Catering, is well known all over New Jersey for gorgeous food-focused events, seasonal ingredients and both large and intimate backyard parties. NJ Monthly FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE WINNER – ‘CHOPPED CHAMPION’ & ‘SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT’ Lauren grew up surrounded by a large, loving Portuguese family in Newark, New Jersey. In the Portuguese culture family, music and good food is everything. Cooking became her creative outlet and during […]

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Chris Valdes

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  Chris Valdes is a well-known culinary talent on the Miami food scene. At just thirty, Chris has been on the cover of countless south Florida magazines, appeared on over one hundred talk and news shows and was on three Food Network series – Food Network Star (season 14 finalist), Chopped and the FN’s web-based show Star Salvation. His newly released cookbook One With The Kitchen was featured on Live with Kelly & Ryan. The book is a beautiful tribute to his Cuban roots. Miami New Times COOKBOOK AUTHOR & FOOD NETWORK STAR Fusing Caribbean flavors with a Latin flair, […]

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EDDIE ZAMORA

Eddie Zamora is an International Foodie, Cuban Home Cook and former Judge on the TV family competition series Dinner Takes All, airing on BYUTV. The twelve episode series was produced by Keller/Noll, the creators of Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Junior. Born and raised in Miami, Eddie is also a social media influencer. His handle The Yum Yum Foodie has 180K Instagram followers. Eddie’s fans follow him for his honest and entertaining reviews and recommendations for the best and worst places to eat, drink and stay from all around the world. For the past eight years, this former actor, singer and caterer […]

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