April 28, 2011
Bobby Flay's culinary versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field: as a critically-acclaimed chef/restaurateur, award-winning cookbook author and television personality. However his first priority always remains with his restaurants.
Flay discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17, working as a cook at the famed theatre district haunt, Joe Allen's. This eventually led Flay to study at The French Culinary Institute where he earned the first "Outstanding Graduate Award" in 1993.
Michael Smith, Canada’s best-known chef is the winner of the James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence and host of Chef Abroad, Chef at Home, Chef at Large and The Inn Chef on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries. Currently Michael is in production on a brand new series that will begin airing in Fall 2011 on Food Network Canada.
Michael is Prince Edward Islands official food ambassador, an award winning cookbook author, newspaper columnist, professional chef and home cook. In 2010 he led the team of chefs that cooked for the worlds Olympians in the Whistler Athletes Village.
New York Times best-selling author Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve balance in food, health and life, and have joy right at their fingertips. She is a registered dietician and host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite.
Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist, with a lifestyle emphasis, in the media today. Her success can be attributed to her way of offering real advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets that permeate today’s news.
George Galombaris has been awarded more accolades for his work than most receive in a lifetime and this exuberant chef is still only 31 years of age. George's molecular gastronomy has seen him become a much talked about chef in the international cooking circuit. In 2004, the Global Food and Wine Magazine voted George one of the worlds Top 40 Chefs of Influence.