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Blythe Beck "The Naughty Kitchen With Chef Blythe Beck"
Blythe Beck, the fiery young chef and star of Oxygen's upcoming series The Naughty Kitchen With Chef Blythe Beck, shows off her distinctive sexy American cuisine, her cutting edge Dallas restaurant, Central 214, and her loud and flamboyant staff. “The Naughty Kitchen With Chef Blythe Beck” is certain to cook up the drama both in and out of the kitchen. In The Naughty Kitchen With Chef Blythe Beck, Oxygen follows executive chef Blythe Beck, a 29-year old Texas native, who is plus-sized in stature and personality, and her colorful crew at Central 214, inside and outside the kitchen as they interact with the Dallas elite and the local university students.You can also expect to see naughty times and nice times. You can expect to see great food and great fun on "The Naughty Kitchen with Chef Blythe Beck"! You can also expect to see naughty times, nice times, and me getting everybody fired up! Well, that and my quest for total world culinary domination, and my undying love for NKOTB and Nick Lachey! Heart you! Keep it naughty!
Andrew Ford Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Scotland
holds the esteemed title of Master Blender for the House of Walker’s portfolio ofblended Scotch whiskies. As a Master Blender, Andrew practices his craft at the Diageo Technical Centre Europe in Scotland alongside an award‐winning blending team, led by Master Blender Jim Beveridge. Each Master Blender contributes to the composition of the Johnnie Walker blends to insure that the Walker produced today is blended to the same style as it has been since its inception. It is this commitment to consistency and quality that has positioned Johnnie Walker as the global leader in blended Scotch whisky. For the thirty‐three years that Andrew has been in the whisky industry, he has worked on behalf of Johnnie Walker’ parent company. Andrew began work as an analyst with Distillers Company Limited at Glenochil Research Station, Scotland in 1977. His work at Glenochil involved investigating wood chemistry and whisky maturation. He soon became a member of the Research Station nosing panel, developing a passion for whisky flavour that continues through the present day. During the 1980’ and early 1990’, Andrew researched the influence of cask maturation on Scotch whisky flavour. His work led to the creation of cask treatment facilities at United Distillers cooperages to insure the casks produced a product of consistent quality, whether to sell as astandalone single malt or for use in a blend. In the mid 1990’ Andrew worked with United Distillers and Vintners Liquid Development Group contributing to the development of a range of Scotch whiskies. It was during this time that he began developing the time‐honoured craft of whisky blending that now affords him the title of Master Blender. Andrew is married with two daughters and lives near the historic town of Stirling, situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Patrick Blangy Director of Sales & Marketing - Taj Boston
The Crown Jewel of Boston Hotels, renowned for its cherished traditions, classic style and award-winning service, has welcomed guests from around the world since it first opened its doors in 1927. Located at the corner of the fashionable Arlington and Newbury streets Taj Boston overlooks the charming Public Garden acclaimed for its lagoon used for swan boat rides and ice-skating frog pond. Taj Boston is only 4.8 miles from Logan International Airport and is also close to major highways and railroad stations. The hotel underwent a complete restoration in 2002 to celebrate its 75th anniversary. New services and amenities were added and a prized collection of original art and antiques is now on display throughout the hotel. Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, Taj Boston is in the heart of it all. The hotel is close to the Theatre District, historic sites and shopping at Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center.
Niki Taylor - Supermodel & Mom
Niki Taylor has become one of the most successful international models of all time. At 16, she became the youngest woman to appear on the cover of VOGUE and has been featured on over 320 magazine covers worldwide. Niki enthusiastically embraces the new challenge of balancing her professional career with the responsibilities of her personal life. Wife to NASCAR driver Burney Lamar and mother to twin boys Hunter and Jake, and new baby girl Ciel, beyond her working life, taking care of the family is a top priority for Niki. Every Mom knows that getting the family to eat dinner together is a great way to keep everyone connected and provide much needed family support. But it’s one thing to know it and another think to actually make it happen. And during the back-to-school season with schedule changes and activities starting, families can barely find time to exchange friendly greetings let alone sit down and eat an evening meal together. So last year the National Pork Board renamed their popular National Eat Dinner Together Week program National Eat Together Week in order encourage families to enjoy a family meal together…at any time of day. And one superbusy supermodel/supermom is Niki Taylor. As the mother of teenage sons and a new baby girl, Niki knows just how hard it can be to get everyone together for a meal. But despite a crazy work-life she still makes time to prepare family meals. And she’s not alone. According to a recent study, 85 percent of consumers say they’re eating a home-cooked meal three or more times a week and families everywhere are returning to home cooking.