May 6, 2011
Nadia G. or Nadia Giosia (born May 12, 1980) is young, funny, and can cook up a storm in 3-inch cherry stilettos. Hailed as the “Julia Child of the Net generation,” she is the creator and host of the new Cooking Channel series Bitchin’ Kitchen. Hilarious, informative and deliciously demented, this stylish comedy-cooking show is unlike anything else on TV. Set in a candy-colored kitchen decked out in animal print and leather, Bitchin’ Kitchen looks at the funny side of everyday life situations and turns them into occasions worth celebrating – with great food and big laughs.
Ricardo Larrivée -- or simply Ricardo to his fans -- is Canada's most successful bilingual celebrity chef. Over the past twelve years, Ricardo has become a household name in Quebec. He is the author of the latest and acclaimed Meals for Every Occasion (Whitecap Books, 2009), Weekend Cooking and the co-author of a book on dessert chemistry, Chimie des desserts.
Ricardo is deeply involved with children’s issues. He is a spokesman for La Tablée des Chefs, a non-profit organization that provides cooking classes and summer camp stays for underprivileged youth. To Ricardo, it’s a profoundly important mission: he believes that learning to cook and eat well is the key to being independent and building a better future.
One of New York’s most beloved and respected chefs, Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating food that is unexpected and soulful. After 15 years of cooking some of the city’s favorite Italian cuisine, he opened Scarpetta in New York in 2008. Scarpetta received rave critical reviews, an enthusiastic following and established Conant as one of the country’s preeminent Italian chefs.
Conant’s love of cooking began at an early age. Growing up in an Italian-American household, he began taking cooking classes at age 11 and later attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). After graduation, he studied pastry for a year at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany. He returned to New York City to work as a sous chef at The New York Times three-star rated San Domenico, a famed Italian restaurant where Conant externed as a culinary student.
Roger Mooking is a Canadian chef and star of the series Everyday Exotic on the Cooking Channel. He is also a musician (formerly a member of Bass is Base) and a third generation restaurateur.
As a third generation restaurateur and chef, he began his formal training through the George Brown Culinary Management Program where he earned Top Student Honours diploma. He continued his training at Epic Dining Room in Toronto's world renowned Royal York Hotel before consulting on several food and beverage openings. He is currently Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Kultura Social Dining and Nyood Restaurant in downtown Toronto.