Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Students Will Mix It Up on Lifetime Television
Three Future Chefs Vie for the “All Mixed Up Champion” Title in Original Cooking Series from the Producers of “Designing Spaces”
Pompano Beach, FL (August 21, 2012) When celebrity chef and TV personality, Ralph Pagano, welcomes viewers to the first episode of All Mixed Up™ on Sept. 7, he’ll introduce three talented culinary students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to a national audience. All Mixed Up™, which will air on Lifetime Television, is an original cooking contest with more than a few twists, created by the producers of the award-winning home improvement show, Designing Spaces™.
After a day-long casting call, three lucky aspiring chefs were chosen to compete for the chance to be crowned “All Mixed Up Champion,” a title that’s sure to earn them more than a few extra credit points in the kitchen. Krystal Battle, Cameron Bevan and Ashley Gallant are all current students* at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Brooklyn native Krystal Battle equates cooking to breathing in the importance it plays in her life. Her favorite thing about her journey to becoming a pastry chef is using her creativity to reinvent a dish or come up with a new one all together that will make someone happy. She says, “Making people happy with my food is my life.”
Cameron Bevan was born in California but moved frequently while in school. He started cooking after high school, but pursued various careers before he decided to change gears and go back to his first love, food. While working with a family friend at her French restaurant in Albuquerque, he says he got a very real sense of professional level cooking. “I realized my love for cooking again so I jumped on the culinary train to study to become a chef,” says Cameron. “Best decision I’ve ever made.”
A Florida native, Ashley Gallant decided to pursue his interest in cooking after a career in high level corporate security as a bodyguard. His father helped develop his palette for food and his passion for cooking. A few months ago, when he realized that cooking could also be a career, he enrolled in The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. “My plan is to never give up until I can achieve becoming a chef,” he says.
The three part series All Mixed Up™ takes the traditional cooking contest show format and truly mixes it up by featuring culinary students competing instead of professional chefs. While the contestants set out to make not one but three original recipes with ingredients from some of America’s best known brands, world-renowned chef and television personality Ralph Pagano oversees, educates and challenges them to see who can really handle the heat in the kitchen at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where the show was filmed.
The debut of the All Mixed Up™ series will feature the well known brands Formaggio Cheese, Kozy Shack pudding and Nestlé® USA. Top representatives from each brand serve as the panel of judges, determining who is best able to create a unique recipe with the secret ingredients they supply. Can the students rise to the culinary challenge? Find out when you tune in Friday, September 7, at 7:30 am (ET/PT) for the premiere of All Mixed Up™ on Lifetime Television.
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* Krystal Battle is a student in the diploma in Baking & Pastry program.
*Cameron Bevan is a student in the associate of science program in Culinary Arts.
*Ashley Gallant is a student in the diploma in Culinary Arts program.
All Mixed Up Media Contact:
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ABOUT ALL MIXED UP:
The producers of Designing Spaces proudly present All Mixed Up, a reality-based cooking series that premiers on Lifetime Television September 7th2012 at 7:30 am (ET/PT).
All Mixed Up is a half-hour reality show that combines the perfect mix of ingredients for food competition, food history and culinary adventure. Hosting the show is Ralph Pagano, world-renowned chef and culinary celebrity. Three up and coming student chefs compete before a panel of judges by taking America’s favorite brands and turning them into three unique three-course meals. The chefs must complete an appetizer, entrée, and a dessert in 30 minutes and will be judged on recipe originality, presentation and taste. Who will win the competition? Who will survive being “All Mixed Up?”
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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CULINARY SCHOOLS AT THE ART INSTITUTES:
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at over 35 Art Institutes schools. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2012 The Art Institutes International LLC. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is located at 1799 S.E. 17thStreet, Fort Lauderdale, FL.