FOOD NETWORK TRANSFORMS VIEWER KITCHENS IN
ALL STAR KITCHEN MAKEOVER
Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Alton Brown and Paula Deen
To Design Dream Kitchens for Lucky Viewers
For Immediate Release - Food Network calls on top chefs Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Alton Brown and Paula Deen to help some lucky viewers change their kitchens from drab to fab in its new series of one-hour specials, Food Network’s All-Star Kitchen Makeover, premiering in August.
Production began on the specials in March, at four locations across the country. Each chef will bring their signature styles to the winners’ kitchen and do whatever it takes to make them into gorgeous, functional masterpieces. From Emeril Lagasse kicking up the kitchen at The Children’s Storefront School in Harlem, to Bobby Flay creating an outdoor kitchen in Las Vegas, to Paula Deen bringing Southern style to a hundred year old house in Mystic, CT, this show transcends typical makeover shows and brings the warmth, humor and style of Food Network’s celebrity chefs to viewers’ homes.
Additionally, FoodNetwork.com will feature interactive virtual tours of each kitchen beginning in August. Users will be able to tour the brand new kitchens and explore the form and function of each as part of the site’s growing kitchen design section. The site will also feature Q&A’s with the chefs in the show, as well as other behind the scenes information.
Emeril Lagasse takes over the kitchen at The Children’s Storefront School, an independent tuition-free school in Harlem that features monthly food workshops for its students. The workshops range from studying the history of chocolate to a garden table project to learn where food comes from. However, the school’s kitchen was not in great shape, so Emeril will take the kitchen, and the students, to the next level with a brand new space that brings his signature sensibility to Harlem.
Bobby Flay travels to Las Vegas, NV and meets Pamela and David Stivers, an about to be married couple who have a spectacular outdoor patio/pool area in their desert home. They moved to Las Vegas so David could continue his career as a professional dancer (currently the lead in “Moving Out” in Vegas) and Pamela could audition for roles in plays like “Mama Mia” to further her singing career. Food-wise, Pamela loves Mediterranean cooking and David is a grillmaster. Who better to design the outdoor kitchen of their dreams than Bobby Flay? Bobby cooks with the couple in his new kitchen at Mesa Grill Las Vegas to get the juices flowing and has some ideas about adding bold colors…
Alton Brown hits the road to Ann Arbor, Michigan where Nic Sims is pursuing her dream of starting a catering business. A Brooklyn transplant, Nic enrolled in a two-year culinary program at SchoolCraft College and works for several families as their “personal chef” preparing family meals and catering small parties. However, Nic’s kitchen leaves a lot to be desired – it even has a toilet in it! Alton will bring his food smarts to this party and whip up a kitchen that’s updated, functional and of course fun.
Paula Deen, the ultimate Southern belle, heads north to Mystic, CT to help Shelly and Brian Brouwer change their quintessential New England kitchen into a comfortable country haven. Paula has some ideas for this hundred-year-old house and viewers will see how Brian, an architectural draftsman and carpenter, reacts. Shelly is a sea lion trainer at Mystic Aquarium and she shows Food Network around the tanks and some of the food spots in Mystic (including its famous pizza) as well.