Daphne Brogdon Bio

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Daphne Brogdon is a television personality, standup comic, blogger, wife and mom. She began her career as a radio producer and on-air personality, but her quick wit and improvisational skills quickly led her to host a variety of television shows. But as an improviser and entertainer, Brogdon was looking for a way to perform without leaving her children behind at home. This sparked the creation of her two websites for moms, which receive millions of unique visitors per month: Coolmom.com, the first comedy mom vlog, and Momversation, which brings top mom bloggers together to discuss issues via video. As the wife of professional chef Mark Peel (Spago, Campanile and La Brea Bakery), Brogdon began helping to cater, test recipes, and manage the business development and marketing for his ventures. Together they will be opening a new eatery in downtown Los Angeles later this year.

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Ayesha Curry Bio

Born in Canada, Ayesha Curry was raised in Charlotte, N.C., and is a wife and mom currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a busy mom to her two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and the wife of NBA superstar Stephen Curry, Ayesha is always on the go and wouldn't have it any other way. Her passion for her family and sharing their stories inspired her to create her lifestyle blog and YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine, a collection of all the things that bring light into her life. Now only a few years since its inception, the channel has become a sensation, accumulating a vast, loyal community of followers. Ayesha has previously appeared as a judge on hit Food Network shows Chopped Junior and Guy's Grocery Games, and she is a regular contributor and frequent guest on The Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America. She has also been featured as a go-to lifestyle expert in top lifestyle print and online publications, including Elle, Vogue, Forbes, Time, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Essence, PopSugar, Refinery29, Elite Daily and Sunset Magazine. Ayesha is an ambassador for No Kid Hungry, an organization that is working to end childhood hunger. Ayesha's first cookbook, The Seasoned Life, published by Little, Brown and Company, was just released and contains more than 100 of Ayesha's favorite recipes.

Aida Mollenkamp Bio

With a diverse culinary background and a passion for sharing her knowledge with food enthusiasts, cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp prepares delicious dishes while providing answers to questions submitted by Food Network viewers in her interactive cooking show, Ask Aida. From recipe and ingredient issues to advice on kitchen machinery and tools, Aida even offers guidance for impromptu parties, feeding a crowd, make-ahead dishes, and time-saving tips. Growing up with an Italian-American mother and a French stepmother, Aida was always surrounded by good food. Eventually, she made her way into the kitchen and discovered her true passion for cooking. In the years since, Aida has worked everywhere from a gourmet deli and California Pizza Kitchen to the Hotel Bel Air and, most recently, at CHOW.com. Having studied Hospitality Management at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, Aida worked at Ernst & Young in Hotel and Restaurant Consulting before traveling to Europe to attend culinary school at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Paris. She lived between Florence, Italy and Paris, France for two years, and graduated with a Grand Diplôme in 2004. In January 2005, Aida joined the editorial staff at San Francisco-based CHOW.com, a Web site created for food and drink enthusiasts. As the Food Editor, Aida fulfills many roles. She regularly appears in instructional videos for the site, serves as an expert spokesperson, runs the test kitchen, works as a lead food stylist, develops recipes, and writes informative articles. When not working, Aida continues to live the life of a food fiend, whether hunting out the hottest restaurants, searching for the newest artisanal products, or hosting her friends and family at laidback dinner parties and lively cocktail hours. She currently resides in San Francisco.

Jonathan Bennett Bio

Before his breakout role as Aaron Samuels in the hit movie Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett launched his career on the small screen. After getting his start starring in the Emmy Award-winning series All My Children, Jonathan appeared on Law & Order: SVU, Smallville and Veronica Mars. In addition to his work on television, he has starred in many leading motion pictures, including Love Wrecked, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Cheaper by the Dozen and National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year. He added executive producer to his resume with the films Authors Anonymous, Pawn and Submerged, in which he also starred. Recently he garnered national attention as a competitor on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he won "Fan Favorite." Jonathan currently serves as host of the Food Network series Cake Wars.
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