In its "Tastes of the World" program Chef's Studio joined with chefs of New Orleans at the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience to explore the best in Cajun and Creole dishes, and enjoy them with wines from around the world.
July 5, 2004 -- Chef's Studio went on location to New Orleans for a week of Cajun and Creole cooking, one of the studios featured "Tastes of the World", thanks to The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. Top chefs invited hosts Alan Simpson and Linda Schnabl to their restaurants and homes, to sample both traditional and new creations. These included Arnauds, Brennans, Maison de Ville, Mr. B's and The Rib Room. Chefs from many other restaurants joined them at the Convention Center, to explore many more dishes, with hundreds of wines from around the world. The Omni Royal Orleans Hotel provided an excellent base, and the weather proved perfect for filming in the French Quarter, French Market and of course during the many events, including the Royal Street Parade.
Besides offering their expertise and insights, many chefs took the opportunity to discuss their on-camera skills and to learn tips on media and presentation techniques. “Whenever possible we take time to advise the chefs on their presentation techniques, and often retake the interviews with a significantly improved performance,” explains Alan Simpson. “Chef’s Studio is a collaborative effort and as we learn, we believe in giving some of our expertise back to the chefs, our guests on the programs.”
The Annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is one of the top wine and food experiences in the United States and an ideal setting to meet with both established, and up and coming chefs. The unique party atmosphere of the French Quarter gives the perfect backdrop to celebrate the enjoyment of wine and food. In 2005 Chef’s Studio will expand it’s presence at the New Orleans Wine and Food Festival with many more interview opportunities, for chefs to talk about their ideas, and showcase their skills before a live and TV audience.
Created in 1995 to develop media skills of culinary experts, and a better understanding of global cuisine, Chef’s Studio works with chefs, culinary and hospitality experts, and food producers around the world. It produces TV, radio and live events for an international audience, and is building up to the launch of The Chef’s Channel in the USA and Europe. Future “Chef’s Studios on Location” will be held in New York, London, Chicago and in conjunction with major food shows.
Further details on Chefs Studio can be obtained at www.ChefsStudio.com. Chefs and PR Managers can contact Alan Simpson at Chef’s Studio on (410) 820 0492
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