Chef Marcel is best remembered for his season on Bravo’sEmmy Award-winning “Top Chef.” He is now Los Angeles based. Marcel revealed that an LA restaurant project is in the works for him in 2013. Stay tuned…
Marcel’s toughest moment on the show was the final showdown he had with his good friend, Spike Mendelsohn, on the November 25th show to determine who would go home that day. Marcel “survived to cook another day” and actually finished an impressive 4th in the overall competition.
Chef Neal Fraser is well known on the Los Angeles culinary scene. Grace Restaurant had a healthy run on Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles and, eventually, will be reborn at the Vibiana Events Center in Downtown Los Angeles. His more casual bld is very popular located near The Farmers Market.
Neal is one of the newest food tenants at The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax with his gourmet hot dog emporium, FritziDog.
Amanda takes us behind-the-scenes to explain how an episode of “Chopped” is put together. Each episode takes 12 to 14 hours to shoot on the production set ! It’s a lot more involved than it may appear to the home viewer. The judges (who take their roles very seriously) have spirited discussions about what dish should be chopped in each segment!
Chef Eric first previewed his upcoming grilled cheese sandwich emporium, Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese which will be located next door to his Melrose flagship. Chef Eric has serious credentials in the art of grilled cheese sandwich making. In 2008 he won top honors at L.A.’s well-known Grilled Cheese Invitational, a serious competition.
Next Eric gave the background of why he was willing to return to competition in Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef: Redemption” and how Episode 1 was not exactly as promised. Did we say grasshoppers…?
Eric recapped the showdown at the end of Episode 1 of “Next Iron Chef: Redemption” leading to the eventual exit of Chef Tim Love, a highly successful restaurateur/chef from Fort Worth, Texas. It’s theater…
Chef Greenspan then talked about the new menu and the French co-chef at his Roof on Wilshire.
In a surprise Chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose called in to chat with JoAnn. They worked together on “Next Iron Chef.” Chef Eric went on with a big win to stun Iron Chef Bobby Flay in “Battle Goose” on “Iron Chef America.”