She’s that blonde chef you’ve seen and you still see on TV today who sports different hairstyles. She became Mario Batali’s sous chef in the Iron Chef and now has several shows on the Food Network. She has already published her first cookbook entitled “Cook Like a Rock Star” and a new one is in the works set for release this October.
Make way for Anne Burrell, host of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and reality shows Chef Wanted as well as Worst Cooks of America. Before hitting the TV, this tough woman worked for some top restaurants in New York City. Now, she loves her work on television and considers Chef Wanted as the most rewarding.
Burrell said what is remarkable about Chef Wanted is it’s a win-win situation. They help people land jobs and everyone involved benefits from the chefs and their families to the restaurants.
The other reality cooking show “Worst Cooks of America,” she added, is also beneficial in that they are able to help improve their skills. The rewarding part, she pointed out, is the part when they see participants transform to become respectable home cooks despite the mistakes they commit along the way.
Burrell herself is thankful for having mentors who taught her to become her best. She gives credit to Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali for honing her cooking skills, helping her to behave properly in the kitchen, deal with her staff and the public and be a good restaurateur.
Among the tasks she’s involved today, Burrell said she loves most of the things she do. Beyond cooking (which is first on the list), she also loves teaching, judging, competing, doing demos and working with people.
That’s Anne Burrell folks – a tough and well-rounded chef that you will get to see more on TV in the coming months.
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