Tag: Good Food Garden

Talent Tests

by in View All Posts, February 24th, 2009


Sometimes I feel as though as our Studios A & B never sleep. 

Right after Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (or as we call it: SORC or Secrets) wrapped up last week in Studio A, a few of the producers and I headed over into Studio B for a quick run of Talent Tests.  Studio B, as most studios, wear a variety of hats.  Just by redirecting the lights away from Next Food Network Star’s (aka: NFNS or Star) lounge like set (don’t worry, you’ll see those orange walls soon enough) and setting up some monitors and cameras, we were ready within a few hours with what looked like a completely new set! 

The 3 ladies came in the next day, did a fantastic job… and now Studio B is back to being NFNS ready!  It still amazes me how versatile a blank canvas can be, sometimes completely unrecognizable from week to week. 

Next up on my plate: another Talent Test shooting in our Kitchens (any reason to hang with Rob Bleifer is enough reason for me to come to work) and then Guy’s Big Bite in the end of March!!

A couple of important notes: 

1. On the Rob Bleifer front, I did his makeup last week for a webisode!  Ok, I put a little bit of powder on him (courtesy my friend Kathleen who is our Make-Up Artist) – but STILL!  It was awesome.

2. Congrats to a new Good Food Garden that went up over the weekend in South Beach!!! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you better check out the link!)  Way to go, Sarah!

 

Cheers!

Kendra, Operation Foodie

FN: A Brand To Believe In

by in View All Posts, January 6th, 2009

Hello, 2009!  Thank you, 2008!

I’m sure we can all agree that 2008 brought new ideas, concepts, challenges and solutions.  Last year also introduced me to a brand that I can honestly believe in.  I have to admit, I am quite the skeptic when it comes to big business doing good deeds.  However, since I’ve been working here I’ve had the opportunity to be part of projects that are much bigger than making TV. 

Aside from the obvious perks, I now get to actually give back to the community and work with the Good Food Gardens.  It is purely volunteer and I have to admit that I am learning tons about gardening and sustainable food practices.  (Not to mention, I get to spend time in the kitchens with Sarah Copeland who heads the project.)

The themes for my 2009 are REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, LISTEN, LEARN, GET INVOLVED and GIVE BACK!  I have a feeling this is one New Year’s Resolution I won’t be pushing off.

Cheers!

Kendra, Operation Foodie