Written by Jenny –
One thing about my job here in the Baking Kitchens is that some days you never know where your job will take you. In this case, it was The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I was a panel judge for the new reality-based cooking series called “All Mixed Up” premiering on Lifetime TV September 7th at 7:30am (ET/PT). This three-part miniseries is hosted by culinary celebrity chef and TV personality Ralph Pagano. The premise of the show is three up and coming aspiring chefs compete before a panel of judges by taking America’s favorite brands, such as Nestlé Toll House Morsels and turning them into three unique three course meals: an appetizer, entrée and dessert in just 30 minutes! Let me tell you…the game, pressure and the heat were on in the kitchen!
I wanted to share some pictures from our filming behind the scenes.
Featured above are the three culinary students of the International Culinary School who really delivered some creative, great tasting dishes with our Nestlé Toll House Dark and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. Big wows all around! It was a great honor for me to be in their company and I applaud them for their courage, determination and talent. Featured left to right, above: Ashley Gallant, me, Cameron Bevan and Krystal Battle. They took good care of our Nestlé Toll House chocolate!
Host Ralph Pagano explaining the rules of the appetizer challenge to Krystal, Ashley and Cameron.
Ralph shown above enjoying some semi-sweet chocolate morsels between scenes; he wasn’t the only one!
Krystal in action working with our morsels and cocoa. I wish I could tell you what she was making but I can tell you that it had chocolate in it!
I had the privilege of judging with Anthony Mongiello, aka “The Big Cheese,” president and CEO of Formaggio Cheese and Anelisa Durham, spokesperson and model for Kozy Shack Pudding. I know that they would agree with me at how impressed they were with all the dishes brought to the judging table.
Ashley, Krystal and Cameron facing the judges above…how did they fare? You’ll have to tune in on Friday, September 7th, September 14th and September 21st at 7:30am on Lifetime Television to find out! For more information on the show and pictures, go to All Mixed Up.