Meet the Hosts of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Get to know the hometown heroes hosting Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
A resident of San Diego County, mom of four and winner of Food Network Star Season 5, Melissa d'Arabian is a familiar face as host of Ten Dollar Dinners and The Picky Eaters Project. Melissa has also judged Guy’s Grocery Games and appeared on Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
British expat Simon Majumdar is quite at home eating fresh California cuisine in Los Angeles. No stranger to Food Network, Simon is a regular judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef, although he didn't start out in the entertainment industry. When he was 40 years old, he quit his job as a book publisher and began a new mission: "Go Everywhere, Eat Everything."
Don’t let his Massachusetts accent fool you: Beau MacMillan is a proud Phoenix resident. Executive chef of the city’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain and its signature restaurant, Elements, Beau specializes in natural, seasonal Arizona ingredients. Beau is a recurring judge on Guy’s Grocery Games, a former contestant on The Next Iron Chef, a guest host on Worst Cooks in America and a former competitor on Iron Chef America, where his cuisine reigned supreme against Iron Chef Bobby Flay in “Battle American Kobe Beef.”
A longtime San Francisco superstar chef, Elizabeth Falkner is one of the most-recognizable chefs in the culinary world. She competed twice on The Next Iron Chef, appeared as a gladiator on Kitchen Inferno and regularly judges Donut Showdown.
Aaron Franklin is an Austin-based barbecue cook, educator and writer. A self-taught barbecue expert, Franklin has quickly become one of the most-well-known pitbosses in the world, with crowds regularly waiting hours for a taste of his Franklin Barbecue brisket, which has been called the best in the country.
Restaurateur, television host and cookbook author G. Garvin has mastered offering a one-size-fits-all approach to cooking sophisticated and simple meals, proving that even the most-basic cooking palate can create the most flavorful of dishes. The Atlanta native most recently hosted Road Trip with G. Garvin on Cooking Channel, for which he received a 2013 James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Food Personality/Host. As a restaurateur, Garvin has opened Low Country Restaurant at the Atlanta Airport. Through his efforts Garvin hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within not only the cooking industry, but in society as a whole.
Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. A James Beard Award winner and author, Bernstein oversees the food and beverage program at Thompson Miami Beach, and owns and operates MBC Michelle Bernstein Catering Company, a full-service catering company, as well as the cafe Crumb on Parchment. A regular guest on national TV shows from Top Chef to Good Morning America, Bernstein also hosts the PBS weekly television series Check, Please! South Florida.
John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of southern Louisiana. In his 11 restaurants, entrepreneurial pursuits and public activities, he aims to preserve and promote ingredients, techniques and heritage. Besh's first two cookbooks, My New Orleans and My Family Table, were each recognized withan IACP Award. He hosts two national public-television cooking shows based on the books. The John Besh Foundation, founded in 2011, works to preserve New Orleans’ culinary heritage via initiatives such as the Chefs Move! culinary school scholarship and microloans for local farmers.