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New FNH segment alert! I thought it would be fun to catch up with some fan-favorite chefs to see what they’ve been up to since their time on the Food Network. We’ll kick off the series with two of my personal favorites: Manouschka Guerrier and Michael Proietti.
Manouschka was the stand-out star on the now-canceled reality show Private Chefs of Beverly Hills. She dropped witty one-liners like it was her job (favorite: “this isn’t Burger King; you can’t have it your way!”) and turned out solid food for even the most demanding clients. These days, Manouschka owns and operates the Los Angeles-based brand Single Serving, where she celebrates the single life and teaches other singles how to serve up chic, easy and affordable meals. Oh, and did I mention she’s a former model and is absolutely gorgeous? Her newest video, 7 SINgle Servings, combines her love of glamor and food. It’s about a single character set in 7 sinful culinary scenes:
Michael was my favorite contestant on Season 5 of Next Food Network Star (I’m still bitter about his loss to the probably-predetermined-winner MELISSA D’ARABIAN). Since then, Michael’s worked as executive chef at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle and the City Chow House in Westchester. He also shot a pilot for a new show called The Culinary Freak, where he talks about his menu options and upcoming appearance on Chopped Champions. Funniest line? “Everyone’s, like, gluten-free weirdos now. No one eats starch. The hippies will f*cking love (these beets).”
Good luck to Manouschka and Michael! And a note to the ex-Food Network personalities reading this (and I know you’re out there): if you’d like to be featured here, drop me an email!
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