David Mechlowicz

Director of Culinary Production

What do you do on a daily basis?
Oversee all purchasing of food and related products for cooking shows, photo shoots, new business ventures, and in and out of house network events. I also manage day-to-day Food Network Kitchens operations. Finally, I manage and execute network events and location shoots.

Who is your culinary icon?

Jacques Pepin

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
The Swedish Chef

What’s your favorite cookbook?

I don't use cookbooks, but I like Ad Hoc

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Canned tuna fish

What’s your favorite condiment?

Open Pit BBQ Sauce

What’s the first dish you learned to make?

Scrambled eggs

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?


What kitchen tool can’t you live without?

Spoon (you use it for everything)

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?

James Brown

What’s your favorite food scene from a movie?
The end of Bridesmaids during the credits. I can't explain – — just watch it.

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?


If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
Rock star

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
New Orleans

Next Up

David Bull Bio

David Bull is an award-winning TV personality and the host of Food Network’s Sugar Dome. Find out more about him and his career on Food Network.

David Rose Bio

David Rose is a finalist competing on Food Network Star, Season 13.

Star-a-Day: David Rose

Get to know David Rose, a finalist competing on Food Network Star, Season 13.

David Beckham’s New Goal: Total Whisky Domination

American fans of celebrity spirits and spirited soccer may be interested to know that David Beckham has brought his new single-grain Scotch whisky, Haig Club, to the United States.

The Chef's Take: Green Olive Tapenade from David Lebovitz

"When you cook at home, you know exactly what is going into the food you're eating," says David Lebovitz, who has been cooking and baking for most of his life, much of it in restaurants.

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz on NuVal Scores

Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores in your grocery store -- here's how (and why) to use them.

David Spade Once Picked Up Adam Sandler’s $9,000 Dinner Check

He was feeling generous and also ‘buzzed.’

One-on-One with Chef David LeFevre of Iron Chef Gauntlet

We caught up with Chef LeFevre after his impressive run in the gauntlet tonight.

Burger Bash 2016 Winners: David's Cafe and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Get an insider's look at this year's Burger Bash, a fan-favorite event during the annual New York City Wine & Food Festival.


Latest Stories