Chef Emeril Lagasse has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of “Best Service Show Host” for “Essence of Emeril.” The awards will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Radio City Music Hall on May 20. Other nominees for the category include Martha Stewart, Bob Vila, Bobby Flay and Michael Chiarello.
Chef Emeril Lagasse is a national TV personality. Lagasse joined Food Network in 1993. His show, “Essence of Emeril” quickly became one of the network’s top-rated shows. In 2001, he celebrated his 1000th show with the network. He is the host of both “The Essence of Emeril” and “Emeril Live.” The former was voted by Time magazine as one of the “Top 10 TV Shows” in 1996. The latter has won a Cable Ace Award for “Best Informational Series.” Chef Emeril is also the food correspondent for “Good Morning America.”