To celebrate 2016, we wanted to share with you inspiration from the #FoodTVChat TV Chefs in what we’re calling Best of 2015 #FoodTVChat. Please enjoy!
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
@DivaFoodies My advice would be: Stay focused on your cooking, educate yourself everyday, be passionate & NEVER give up! #FoodTVChat
— Marida Mohammed (@MaridaMo) March 19, 2015
Chef Diana Sabater – Food Network Ultimate Chopped Champion/Three Time Winner and Cut Throat Kitchen contestant
@DivaFoodies I applied for fun…didn't think I'd get picked LOL #foodtvchat
— Diana Sabater (@SabaterDiana) March 26, 2015
Chef Rock Harper – Fox Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Winner
.@DivaFoodies Best ingredients you can afford, best technique you know how and care like it's for those you love. #foodTVchat
— Rock Harper (@Rock_Harper) April 2, 2015
BBQ Foodpreneur Elliot Mellow – Travel Channel American Grilled
The simplest #BBQ tip I can give is this: “If you are looking, you aren’t cooking!” Only open your grill when necessary #foodtvchat
— Absolutely Perfect (@APBBQ) April 16, 2015
Home cook Sherri Williams – Food Network All Star Academy
@DivaFoodies #FoodTVChat My love and passion for cooking, faith, feedback from my family, friends and followers inspires me each day.
— Sherri Williams (@logansw62) April 23, 2015
Junior chef Logan Guleff – Fox MasterChef Junior Winner
Perfect way to end this chat! RT @LoganJrChef Twitter fans , Always give 140 in the kitchen !!! #FoodTVChat
— Diva Foodies (@DivaFoodies) May 1, 2015
Home cook Sarah Bettendorff – Food Network Worst Cooks in America
@DivaFoodies @TylerFlorence #foodtvChat He taught me to trust my instincts, never give up, pay attention and to not be a victim.
— Sarah Bettendorf (@BettendorfSarah) May 7, 2015
Chef Alexis Hernandez – Food Network Next Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen
Getting ready to host #FoodTVChat!
@DivaFoodies me and my makers mark #foodtvchat pic.twitter.com/dg8LxKjtDE
— ChefAlexisHernandez (@Campcreekfarm) May 14, 2015
@logansw62 @DivaFoodies @FoodNetwork I honesly learned that all my life people either really love me or don't like me. #foodtvchat
— ChefAlexisHernandez (@Campcreekfarm) May 15, 2015
Home cook Sharon Damante – Food Network All Star Academy
@LoganJrChef @DivaFoodies Awesome! I love to make pasta w/ my son & granddaughter too! #foodtvchat pic.twitter.com/i9pLHXBG8G
— Sharon Damante (@Minishar) December 11, 2015
Chef Dwyane Ingraham Food Network Spring Baking Championship, Cutthroat Kitchen Winner
Embrace your culture and your memories and you will always find success in what you put on a plate #foodtvchat https://t.co/BxfavCKKyW
— Dwayne Ingraham (@Dingraham83) May 28, 2015
Chef Meghan Gill Fox / Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Winner of Season 14.
@jackster_93 @GordonRamsay discipline and hard work payt off! #FoodTVChat
— Chef Meghan Gill (@chefmeghan14) June 4, 2015
Chef Michelle Karam – Food Network Star Season 11
@DivaFoodies @GDeLaurentiis @BFlay To be myself! Don’t over think anything and to use nerves to your advantage. #FoodTVChat
— Michelle Karam (@MedMamaMichelle) June 18, 2015
Home cook Amanda Saab – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
@bitz4bk @DivaFoodies that I am more creative than I thought! When given different ingredients to cook with I was able to make #FoodTVChat
— Amanda Saab❤️ (@AmandasPlate) June 25, 2015
Home cook Hetal Vasavada – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
@DivaFoodies Cooking from your heart and lots of butter and cheese 😊😋 #FoodTvChat #MasterChef and dessert …ALWAYS!
— Hetal Vasavada (@milkandcardamom) 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
My mama told me love was the best ingredient Food brings folks together and love keeps them together #FoodTVChat https://t.co/Q9Z467NA0F
— 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
@DivaFoodies LIFE is too short to eat UGLY FOOD !!! #FoodTVChat
— Tommy Walton (@Tommy__Walton) July 23, 2015
Restaurateur and home chef Christopher Lu – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
@DivaFoodies @GordonRamsay to believe in myself, realize i was there for a reason and trust in my abilities. #gentlemanscholar #foodtvchat
— Christopher Lu (@tipseychef) July 30, 2015
Home cook Katrina Kozar – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
@DivaFoodies QJ Be yourself, be fearless, have convictions. It’s scary to go through the audition, but just take that leap … #foodtvchat
— Katrina Kozar (@KatrinaKozar) August 6, 2015
Pitmaster Stan Hayes – Food Network Chopped Grill Masters Season 2
H- means you put your heart into it! I tried to ensure that is what I did in each round! #foodtvchat http://t.co/mchoJSgugZ
— Stan Hays (@cntylinesmokers) August 13, 2015
Chef Rue Rusike – Food Network Star Season 11
@DivaFoodies @bflay QD. Be yourself and talk about what you know. It comes of as who you are and that's what we want to see. #FoodTVChat
— Rue Rusike (@RueRusike) August 20, 2015
Home cook Claudia Sandoval – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Winner of Season 6
OH and one last thing! Cook with HEART. Live with LOVE. And no matter what you do in life, do it with FIRE! #latinaonfire #FoodTVChat
— Claudia Sandoval (@ChefClaudiaS) August 28, 2015
Home cook & Foodpreneur Jay D. Ducote – Food Network Star Season 11
QE #FoodTVChat @DivaFoodies Advice for #FoodNetworkStar: you better know yourself, know your strengths, know how to cook, be comfortable.
— Bite & Booze (@biteandbooze) September 3, 2015
Home cook RosaGraziano – Food Network Star Season 11
.@DivaFoodies QI 2 never lose sight of your heart and creative passions in the kitchen #foodtvchat #FoodNetworkStar https://t.co/wsruPbToeI
— Rosa (@Rosagrazz) September 10, 2015
Chef Erin Evenson – Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen
@DivaFoodies QB It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? I figured it is time to start saying “yes” more than “no” #FoodTVChat
— 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
Eat well, love truly and travel often @DivaFoodies #tvfoodchat
— Jessica Entzel Nolan (@jessicake7) October 2, 2015
Chef Stephen Lee – Fox / Gordon Ramsay Master Chef Season 6
@DivaFoodies QG #FoodTVChat #MasterChef To know who you are & determine what you are & then get to work on telling your story through food
— Stephen Lee (@sweetpealee23) October 29, 2015
Chef Nedra Harris – Fox / Gordon Ramsay’s Hells Kitchen
@DivaFoodies it was always a dream of mine to go so #lookatmenow #ChrisBrown #foodtvchat #cheflife
— 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
My family #inspires me to cook, to feed & to nourish hearts minds & stomachs! #FoodTVChat https://t.co/YP6ZdqSYZX pic.twitter.com/pNesFXwYvu
— 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!
#Truth! I'm thinking #FoodTVChat needs to be a meet up and we all bring a dish <3 @DivaFoodies @KraylFunch https://t.co/UGhm8sFIWP
— Emily Ellyn (@Emily_Ellyn) November 20, 2015
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