"PEOPLE MAGAZINE: SEXIEST CHEF ALIVE" TO BE REVEALED IN PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON FOOD NETWORK
Hosted by PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle, One-Hour Special Premieres November 1st at 8pm ET/PT
Ten Up-And-Coming Chefs in the Running for Coveted Title to Coincide with PEOPLE's "Sexiest Man Alive" Issue on Newsstands Nationwide November 9th
NEW YORK - October 17, 2018 - Host and PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle gives viewers an up-close look at ten rising culinary stars who are in the running for the title of "Sexiest Chef Alive," in the one-hour primetime special, People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive, premiering on Thursday, November 1st at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Follow along as these talented chefs discuss their culinary philosophies, while sharing a sneak peek into their personal lives as viewers are introduced to family and coworkers, showcasing all the unique qualities that make these chefs so appealing. Go behind the scenes to learn how the "Sexiest Chef" category is created and the criteria used to determine which chef receives the ultimate honor, while also being featured in PEOPLE's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue on newsstands Friday, November 9th.
The ten chefs competing for the coveted title are: Eric Adjepong (Co-Owner and Executive Chef of Pinch and Plate, Washington, D.C.); Jordan Andino (Co-owner and Chef of Flip Sigi, New York City); Ryan Durant (Owner and Executive Chef of Assaggio, Branford, CT); Deuki Hong (Owner and Executive Chef of Sunday Hospitality Group, San Francisco); Andrew Isabella (Executive Chef of BeetleCat, Atlanta); Edouardo Jordan (Executive Chef of JuneBaby and Salare, Seattle); Louis Maldonado (Executive Chef of Amara, San Francisco); Thiago Silva (Executive Pastry Chef Consultant, Catch Restaurant Group, New York City); Johnny Spero (Owner and Executive Chef of Reverie, Washington, D.C.); and Kevin Tien (Owner and Executive Chef of Himitsu, Washington, D.C.).
People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive is created in partnership with PEOPLE and produced by Four M Studios.
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