Friday, June 11, 2010

6/11 - Sunny Anderson, Roger Berkowitz, Steve Evans, Todd Mesek, Steve Shimoler,

 Celebrity Chef  Sunny Anderson Celebrates Summer
Sunny is one of the newest additions to Food Network's popular "In the Kitchen" weekend block with her series, Cooking for Real. Combining her approach to classic comfort foods along with her passion for unique flavors inspired by her many travels, Sunny offers real food for real life. She also understands the need for uncomplicated dishes with affordable, easy to find ingredients.  Cooking for Real will not be the first time Food Network audiences have seen Sunny Anderson. She debuted on the Network back in 2005 as a special guest on Emeril Live, cooking side by side Chef Emeril Lagasse - an appearance Sunny deemed as her greatest "foodie" moment ever. In 2007, Sunny co-hosted Food Network's series of specials, Gotta Get It, uncovering the latest and greatest food gadgets and gizmos on the market.  Sunny also hosts the primetime series, How'd That Get On My Plate? which follows the fascinating journey of a single ingredient (such as eggs, garlic, honey or apples) as it moves from its raw state into finished, iconic products. From the farm, through the factory, to the market, watch Sunny as she travels the country showcasing the technology and innovation it takes to get our favorite foods to our plates.  In 2003, Sunny started her catering business "Sunny's Delicious Dishes" after years of cooking for her famous friends in the music industry and soon became one of the most sought after caterers in town. She served up her sole style of soul food at star-studded events such as Olympus Fashion Week 2006 at Bryant Park in New York City. And, continued to dish up her cooking talents for top platinum hip hop recording artists and studio music executives.  Sunny's passion for food paved the way for a passion with music. While growing up traveling the world as an Army brat, her parents always encouraged her to indulge in the local cuisine. When Sunny joined the Air Force, she continued her trek through the world for culinary finds and soon discovered she had a desire to explore music. Soon enough, she became an award-winning military radio host and news reporter.  Upon finishing her tour of duty with the Air Force, Sunny kept on her broadcast career playing radio host at stations in New Orleans, Montgomery, Detroit, and finally, in New York at hip hop radio powerhouse, HOT 97. Within a year, Vibe Magazine rated her show as one of the top 9 to listen to nationwide and crowned her, "Ruler of the Airwaves." Her radio success landed her guest hosting duties on MTV2, and voice over gigs on television and radio ads for Destiny's Child, LL Cool J, and John Legend.   Sunny also served as Food & Lifestyle editor at Hip Hop Weekly Magazine where she interviewed hip hop stars about food, cooking and the restaurants they love her column, "Belly of the Beats".   Sunny currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Todd Mesek - VP Marketing & Communications - "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"
Steve Schimoler- Owner - Crop, Bistro - Cleveland -Cleveland Food Rocks founder
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces “Chef Jam 2010: Cleveland Food Rocks” on Sunday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hall. Cleveland’s top chefs will serve up specialties inspired by their favorite band or musician and dress like the rock stars they are featuring. A special performance by Cream of the Crop featuring special guest Todd Rundgren will top off the night. This event is presented by Maker’s Mark and sponsored by KIA Motors, Ohio Natural Gas,, Samuel Adams, Sysco, Adcom Communications, Optiem, Premier Produce and Event Source.  Spend an evening sampling culinary delights prepared by the best of the best in Cleveland at more than 25 different food stations. The event will also include performances from bands made up solely of local restaurant employees: The Rare Birds from Greenhouse Tavern, Evil Eye from Happy Dog and Melange from Melange. Maker’s Mark will be conducting an infusion challenge inviting chefs to create a special dish that utilizes their bourbon. Judges for the event are Joe Crea, Michael Ruhlman and Laura Taxel. The winning chef will receive a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Louisville.  Cleveland Food Rocks founder, chef-restaurateur Steve Schimoler, is delighted with the Rock Hall’s support. “The food and music scene in Cleveland rivals that in any city in the U.S.; and with our partnership with the Rock Hall, we have raised the bar in our ability to showcase our city’s talents and to put a creative face on how a community can work together.” Tickets are $50 and the price will include samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, as well as beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Rock Hall’s education programs and Cleveland Food Rocks will be awarding a scholarship to an outstanding Culinary Arts student at Cuyahoga Community College.

Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO - Legal Seafoods
Roger started working in the family fish market in Inman Square, Cambridge at the age of 10 and held a variety of roles prior to becoming President and CEO in 1992. He now oversees the entire company - restaurant, retail and mail order divisions - and steers the course for 4,000 employees.  Roger graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He also attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School, University of London School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an honorary master’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America and honorary doctorates from Johnson & Wales University, Newbury College and Salem State College.  Roger is a member and past President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, and serves on the leadership council at the Harvard School of Public Health.   Roger is a member of the Board of Directors for Century Bank and Trust, a publicly-held company. He is an appointee on the New England Community Development Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and, since 2004, he has served on the Regional Selection Panel for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. In addition, Roger serves on many non-profit Boards including: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, UNICEF, the Boston Children’s Museum, Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Blue Frontier Campaign. He is a member of the Board of Overseers, Brandeis International Business School and is a Trustee of Salem State College.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy" 
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".