Dallas-Fort Worth may have missed out on this season of Top Chef, but that isn't stopping local chefs from getting on TV. Three are scheduled for small-screen appearances, as detailed below, in order of appearance.
Chad Houser on The Rachael Ray Show
On Thursday, October 30, chef Chad Houser will appear on The Rachael Ray Show, where he'll talk about Cafe Momentum, the restaurant that provides paid internships, training and mentoring for juvenile offenders, slated to open in downtown Dallas in December. The segment is titled "Meet a Chef Who is Using Food to Change Lives," and it airs on KTXA-TV (channel 21) at 10 am.
If dreamy Houser isn't enough incentive, also appearing on the episode is actor Tom Selleck.
Chef John Tesar on Esquire's Restaurant Revolution
Chef John Tesar, of Knife and Spoon, will appear on an Esquire network one-hour special called Restaurant Revolution, focusing on Esquire magazine's best new restaurants list. The show will profile chefs who made the most recent list along with chefs who have appeared on it in years past. Tesar, described by the show as "one of the most controversial chefs working today," will appear along with Wolfgang Puck, Jonathan Waxman and Tom Colicchio.
The special airs on November 12 at 7 pm Dallas time, and it is produced by Magical Elves, producers of Top Chef, who know all too well that Tesar is must-see TV.
Blaine Staniford on Food Network's Kitchen Inferno
On November 19, Blaine Staniford, executive chef at Grace in Fort Worth, will appear on a new cooking competition show on the Food Network called Kitchen Inferno. It is hosted by Curtis Stone and pits chef-contestants against each other in a culinary showdown. A panel of industry leaders judges the dishes to determine a winner for each round. The winning chef can take the money or risk it for a grand prize of $25,000.
The show premieres on November 5, but Staniford appears November 19 at 9 pm.