One Last Bite: Host Bios

Get to know the hosts of One Last Bite.
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Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp is a chef, TV personality and food writer from Manhattan Beach, Calif. Aida's multinational cooking is inspired by her mother, an Italian-American, and her stepmother, of French heritage, as well as the multicultural scope of her hometown of Los Angeles. In 2008, she acquired her first cooking series on the Food Network, called Ask Aida. She then moved on to host Food Crafters on the Cooking Channel, a show where she sets out to search the country for interesting, handmade foods.

Blake Lewis

Runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol, Blake Lewis has since put out three albums that jive with his electronic/indie style of music. Best known for his fresh performance of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name," he now writes his own music, releasing unique beatbox performances on his YouTube channel BlakeLewisTelevison. He hopes to go on tour again someday but realizes his style of music appeals more to a club audience and is content to perform at gigs around the Los Angeles area.

Chris Redman

Since his humble beginnings in classical theater at the Canadian Youth Academy, actor Christopher Redman has made a name for himself in American and Canadian film and television. He can be seen in various works, ranging from big-budget productions Catch and Release and CSI: Miami to indie projects 22 Hands and Re-Cut. He also founded the American Posse Film Festival in his current city of Toronto.

Elaine Daneshrad

Elaine "Lainey" Daneshrad shares her unique voice and style tips as blogger and founder of Fashionlaine.com. She promotes different styles and brands she enjoys with her cross-platform, online presence. Having pursued careers in everything from television production to PR and events, she combines her knowledge of pop culture with her interests in fashion and photography with the goal of inspiring others to be creative "fashionistas" while still being true to themselves.

Gaby Dalkin

Gaby Dalkin is a trained chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. She's known for her website WhatsGabyCooking.com, where she brings you into her world of food and fun, introducing you to healthy (and sometimes) decadent recipes that are part of her everyday life. Gaby has also regularly contributed to the Food Network's FN Dish blog and authored a cookbook starring the well-liked but unknown fruit, the avocado.

Jessica Dang

With education at Parsons School of Design and work experience at Chanel, artist Jessica Dang made a life for herself in New York City. Embracing her singleness, she created Twitter feed @singlegirldin, a name inspired by the quirky late-night dinners that had become a common part of her lifestyle. Followers were engaged by the sense of independence that soon surfaced on the feed, leading her to reshape her format into a website, SingleGirlDinner.com. On the website, she more easily shares life moments and fun recipes with her fans.

Marina Monroe

Fashion stylist and entrepreneur Marina Monroe co-founded the boutique stylehaüs, based in West Hollywood, to create an individualized shopping experience targeted at fashion-conscious shoppers. Because of her original perspective on fashion shopping, she was later hired as the first executive style director at The Grove, a popular retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles. Here, she opened up a satellite stylehaüs, where she continues to supply shoppers with a unique, members-only shopping experience. Stylehaüs celebrated its two-year anniversary with an international fashion show.

Michelle Marie

Known for her on-air presence, Michelle Marie has worked for many major media companies in the realm of sports and entertainment television. She is a regular host on E! News Now and freelances with ESPN, Billboard, Yahoo! Sports, Xbox and more. In addition to prime-time work, her genuine interest and authenticity has allowed her to produce behind-the-scenes interviews with a plethora of athletes and celebrities. In addition, with her background in marketing and PR, Marie has also produced branded content for advertisers and corporations.

William Annesley

William Annesley, aka Bloody Bill, started off as a private chef and caterer for big names like Quentin Tarantino, Gwen Stefani and Kiefer Sutherland. Since then he has owned three restaurants, one in his home state of Louisiana (Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant) and two in Los Angeles (Oasis and Tangier), each with its own unique style. His pop-up restaurant at West Hollywood nightclub Libertine showcases his spicy Cajun food and mixologist Rotten Jeeves.

Aras Baskauskas

Born in Venice, California, Aras Baskauskas is best known for winning Survivor: Panama in 2006. He later competed in Survivor: Blood vs. Water with his brother Vytas in 2013. Before winning Survivor, Baskauskas played Division I basketball at UC Irvine from 2000 to 2004, where he was honored as a Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete for three seasons. Baskauskas also has a career as a singer-songwriter and released his first album, The Tree and the River, in 2011 under the stage name Odd Us. Baskauskas and his fiancee celebrated the birth of their first child in May of 2014.

Leslie Durso

Leslie Durso is a vegan chef and healthy-living educator. A vegetarian since age 8, Leslie established herself as a private chef for the New York City and Hollywood elite before emerging as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and presenting healthy-living content online. She has appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network as well as written for dozens of publications, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle. Leslie's extensive audience includes fans in more than 130 countries via her website, LeslieDurso.com. The Southern California native is also an active animal rights advocate, lending her personality through appearances and promotional support to a number of animal welfare organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States.

Bradley Miller

Bradley Miller is a professional chef who appeared on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen 3. A native of Illinois, Bradley grew up in Ottawa and got his start in the culinary world through his grandmother’s cooking and his father’s butcher shop. He attended the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has won a number of culinary awards, including the 2007 Wertherling Award for culinary excellence, second place in the 2008 Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Culinary Battle and the Spirit of the Fest award at the Scottsdale Salsa Festival. Brad has been featured in numerous radio, television and magazine spots, including Good Morning America, Fox Live with American Idol, Life & Style Magazine, Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine and countless online articles.