Talent, Talent EVERYWHERE!

By: Operation Foodie
Hey Everyone!

Update here from a really great talent test I managed in the kitchen last Thursday and Friday. First of all I have to admit that my favorite place to shoot is in the kitchen. I think you get so much more out of the chefs as far as personality and the producers/directors get a real look into their ability to work in an uncontrolled environment.

When I asked Rob (Bleifer) if the kitchen was available for us to shoot in his response was "yes, as long as my team can go on doing their work". Of course they could and they did! In the background we heard the bam-bam-bam of tenderizing chicken breast, food processors mixing on high, pans deglazing with a loud sizzle - it was amazing and I'm pretty sure everyone agreed (even Curt, our Audio Engineer).

Here are a few images I managed to snap.

1. Karen Berrios, Producer and Casting Director -- main photo.

2. Eggs!!! I told you we scrambled a ton of these.

3. Camera view. See! This isn't intimidating in the least!

As for our Studio A, the fabulous Ms Sunny Anderson is back.

Cheers and till next time!
Kendra, Operation Foodie
Keep Reading

Next Up

Recipe of the Day: Giada's Grilled Chicken With Pesto

Try Giada's Italian-styled grilled chicken with a quick and creamy pesto made from baby spinach, pine nuts, lemon and Parmesan.

Why We Love Chili

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

Hearty Chili, Lightened Up

Yes, it's easy to load up your chili with calories and fat, but here are easy steps to make a pot for under 400 calories per serving.

Best 5 Chicken Cacciatore Recipes

Check out Food Network's top five chicken cacciatore recipes, made with a classic combination of onions, bell peppers and tomatoes.

A Healthy Chicken Dinner in a Hurry — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Believe it or not, it's indeed possible to find a recipe that's at once quick, easy, affordable, healthy and family-friendly.

Oven-Fried Chicken — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Enjoy the crispy skin of fried chicken without the process of frying.

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cake Wars

11am | 10c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30pm | 1:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

3:30pm | 2:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

4:30pm | 3:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

5:30pm | 4:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

6:30pm | 5:30c

Chopped

9pm | 8c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Beat Bobby Flay

10pm | 9c

Beat Bobby Flay

10:30pm | 9:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Beat Bobby Flay

1:30am | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30am | 1:30c

Mystery Diners

4:30am | 3:30c