Last year we launched the Twitter Chat #FoodTVChat to bring Food TV Chefs and Fans together in digital conversations. #FoodTVChat quickly took on a life of its own. The Chat is network agnostic; our chefs come from shows on Fox Broadcasting, Food TV Network, Bravo, Travel Channel and more. The Food TV Twitter Community drops by from all over the world; we must say they are the nicest and we appreciate their continued support and participation.
7 Inspirational Thoughts From #FoodTVChat TV Chefs
In addition to lots of cooking, baking and grilling hints we’ve learned so much from the #FoodTVChat TV Chefs which goes far beyond the chopping block.
- Stay true to your self, embrace your creativity and trust your instincts.
- Take a chance on what might be seen as a risk. Say, “Yes.”
- Follow your dream and never give it up.
- Let your passion shine through at 140% of all you do.
- Food is a way of bringing love to family and friends.
- Cook with passion, intent, caring and experiment with new flavors and techniques.
- Above all cook and live life from your heart.
Best of 2015 #FoodTVChat Tweets
Chef Katsuji Tanabe – Food Network Chopped Winner and Bravo Top Chef Boston
Stay true to your flavors and if u are passionate follow ur dream cooking is the most amazing thing in life (at least to me) #FoodTVChat
— katsuji tanabe (@KatsujiTanabe) March 12, 2015
Chef Marida Mohammed – Food Network Master Chef Canada Runner Up
— Marida Mohammed (@MaridaMo) March 19, 2015
Chef Diana Sabater – Food Network Ultimate Chopped Champion/Three Time Winner and Cut Throat Kitchen contestant
— Diana Sabater (@DianasCantina) March 26, 2015
Chef Rock Harper – Fox Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Winner
— Rock Harper (@Rock_Harper) April 2, 2015
BBQ Foodpreneur Elliot Mellow – Travel Channel American Grilled
— Absolutely Perfect (@APBBQ) April 16, 2015
Home cook Sherri Williams – Food Network All Star Academy
— Sherri Williams (@logansw62) April 23, 2015
Junior chef Logan Guleff – Fox MasterChef Junior Winner
— Diva Foodies (@DivaFoodies) May 1, 2015
Home cook Sarah Bettendorff – Food Network Worst Cooks in America
— Sarah Bettendorf (@BettendorfSarah) May 7, 2015
Chef Alexis Hernandez – Food Network Next Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen
Getting ready to host #FoodTVChat!
— ChefAlexisHernandez (@Campcreekfarm) May 14, 2015
— ChefAlexisHernandez (@Campcreekfarm) May 15, 2015
Home cook Sharon Damante – Food Network All Star Academy
— Sharon Damante (@Minishar) December 11, 2015
Chef Dwyane Ingraham Food Network Spring Baking Championship, Cutthroat Kitchen Winner
— Dwayne Ingraham (@Dingraham83) May 28, 2015
Chef Meghan Gill Fox / Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Winner of Season 14.
— Chef Meghan (@chefmeghan14) June 4, 2015
Chef Michelle Karam – Food Network Star Season 11
— Michelle Karam (@MedMamaMichelle) June 18, 2015
Home cook Amanda Saab – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Amanda Saab❤️ (@AmandasPlate) June 25, 2015
Home cook Hetal Vasavada – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Hetal Vasavada (@chefhetal) July 2, 2015
Chuck Wagon Cook Kent Rollins – Food Network Throw Down With Bobby Flay – Kent beat Bobby Flay (!), Chopped Grill Masters Season 1, Chopped Redemption
— Kent Rollins (@Kent_Rollins) July 9, 2015
Chef Jernard Wells aka Tha Love Chef – Food Network 2 times Winner of Cutthroat Kitchen; Chef Wanted
@DivaFoodies it all takes passion and ambition. That drove me to being successful.
— Tha Chef Of Love (@Chefjernard) July 16, 2015
Chef Tommy Walton – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Tommy Walton (@Tommy__Walton) July 23, 2015
Restaurateur and home chef Christopher Lu – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Christopher Lu (@tipseychef) July 30, 2015
Home cook Katrina Kozar – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Katrina Kozar (@KatrinaKozar) August 6, 2015
Pitmaster Stan Hayes – Food Network Chopped Grill Masters Season 2
— Stan Hays (@cntylinesmokers) August 13, 2015
Chef Rue Rusike – Food Network Star Season 11
— Rue Rusike (@RueRusike) August 20, 2015
Home cook Claudia Sandoval – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Winner of Season 6
— Claudia Sandoval (@Claud_Oval) August 28, 2015
Home cook & Foodpreneur Jay D. Ducote – Food Network Star Season 11
— Jay D. Ducote (@biteandbooze) September 3, 2015
Home cook RosaGraziano – Food Network Star Season 11
— Rosa Graziano LIKE⬇️ (@Rosagrazz) September 10, 2015
Chef Erin Evenson – Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen
— Erin Evenson (@WeEatInSound) September 17, 2015
Home cook Jesse Romero – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
QG you know cooking is not all about filling your belly, cooking is about using the ingredients from the earth to make magic #FoodTVChat
— Jesse Romero (@yimmyjoseph) September 24, 2015
Chef Jessica Entzel – Food Network CampCutthroat
— Jessica Entzel Nolan (@jessicake7) October 2, 2015
Chef Stephen Lee – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
— Stephen Lee (@sweetpealee23) October 29, 2015
Chef Nedra Harris – Fox / Gordon Ramsay’s Hells Kitchen
— Chef Nedra Harris (@ChefNedraHarris) November 13, 2015
Chef Emily Ellyn “Mother of the Retro Rad Movement” – Food Network CutThroat Kitchen, Food Network Star Season 8, Cup Cake Wars
— Emily Ellyn (@Emily_Ellyn) November 20, 2015
Chef Terry French – Food Network World Extreme Chef Winner
QD it was to do my best at what i was handed used my determination and mind to get thru most but dug from within https://t.co/dVVe6Pm13M
— Terry French (@Chef_French) December 4, 2015
#FoodTVChat Back Story
Last year we launched the Twitter Chat #FoodTVChat. We had seen, and experienced, the excitement of the FoodTV community as they live tweeted and shared posts from their favorite TV chefs and food TV shows. Marketers call this Social TV. As often happens in social TV digital conversations are limited. We saw an opportunity for fans to interact with TV chefs in more than a one-off tweet. Our goal was simple… to bring TV chefs and fans together in weekly digital conversations. Although there are lots of great food chats, we were surprised no one had thought to work with Food TV chefs.
We wanted the chat to be extra special and to go a step or two beyond a traditional tweet chat, usually structured by topic. We wanted to create an interview format. The chat would be a unique way to engage with the chefs; but we knew once we opened the format the Food TV Twitter Community would jump in with their own questions. #FoodTVChat would be an interview within an interview within an interview. Would it work?
We took a leap of faith and reached out to a few chefs we had built digital relationships with and invited them to guest host our new chat. Chef Katsuji Tanbe, Top Chef Boston, immediately said yes. We did the happy dance (!) and with the support from some kind people in the Food TV Twitter Community launched #FoodTVChat.
#FoodTVChat quickly took on a life of its own. The Chat is network agnostic; our chefs come from shows on the Fox Broadcasting, Food TV Network, Bravo, Travel Channel and more. The Food TV Twitter Community comes from all over the world; and we must say are the nicest and we are most appreciative of their support and participation.
Where do we go from here? More great TV Chefs, more interesting conversations, more recipes. Maybe as Chef Emily Ellyn suggested a pot luck meet up! As the #FoodTVChat Chefs have taught us… the road can lead to surprising adventures. If you’d like to sponsor a chat let’s chat!
— Emily Ellyn (@Emily_Ellyn) November 20, 2015
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