Student Chefs Sizzle in All Mixed Up All Star Series airing on Lifetime TV using Secret Ingredient from Mariani Packing

All Mixed Up ‘All Star’ Series pits winning students from last three seasons against each other to create mouth-watering entrées in Season 4 of hit reality cooking show

 (Pompano Beach, FL – CISION – November 7, 2013) A Mariani® Packing Co., Inc. dried fruit ingredient will be mixed, sliced, and cooked up into unique recipes during the All Star edition of the hit culinary competition cooking show All Mixed Up™ from the producers of Designing Spaces™. Don’t miss this second episode of the three-part series on Friday, November 8th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime TV.

Season 4’s All Star Edition is full of twists, starting with each winning student chef from the past three seasons battling it out for the All Star Championship title. Lending her culinary expertise is Dee Lennox, Chef and culinary educator, who will pull her chair up to the table as one of the panel judges during the series and give the aspiring student chefs straight talk about their culinary creations.

For the 4th season, Celebrity chef and TV personality Ralph Pagano lends his hosting chops and industry expertise throughout the series, this time throwing curve balls every way he can to make the student chefs sweat it out during the competition.

The first episode brought the appetizer challenge. During this show, the three competing aspiring chefs and former All Mixed Up™ Champions will cook up a storm to create interesting mouth-watering entrées using a Mariani dried fruit ingredient that only Dee can reveal just before Round 2 begins.

With only 30 minutes to create their dishes and knock it out of the park, the chefs rush around the kitchen to beat the clock and make sure the Mariani secret ingredient gets all mixed up into their main course dish in a way that will wow the judges and award them a possible 10 stars for taste, originality and presentation.

Will Dee’s taste buds be tempted by the students’ dishes? Will the intensity of the competition cause sparks in the kitchen and get the chefs fired up enough to blaze ahead of their competitors?

Tune in to find out on Friday, November 8th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on All Mixed Up™ on Lifetime Television. And don’t miss the final dessert round on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 am (ET/PT).

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About All Mixed Up™ on Lifetime Television

All Mixed Up™ is a half-hour reality cooking show airing at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime channel -- it combines the perfect mix of ingredients for food competition, food history and culinary adventure. The show is hosted by 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™?”

For information on how to be a part of the show, please contact Lysa Liemer, Executive Vice President of Programming /COO of All Mixed Up at 954-571-5221 or

For Information on air dates, to view past episodes and to try the recipes created by these up- and-coming chefs, visit:

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For four generations, the Mariani Packing Company has grown, dried, processed and packaged their dried fruit snacks and ingredients with pride, ensuring their products retain their fresh taste.

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About All Mixed Up™Brought to you by the producers of Designing Spaces™ is the new reality based cooking series All Mixed Up™. Hosted by accomplished chef and culinary celebrity Ralph Pagano, All Mixed Up™ is a cooking competition show with a unique twist. The competitors are culinary students from prestigious culinary academies instead of professional chefs. The students must complete three full course meals with ingredients provided by some of America’s favorite and most recognizable brands. Judged by representatives for each brand, the students battle to complete their dishes racing against time and the surprise challenges Pagano throws at them to see if they can handle being All Mixed Up™. For Information on air dates for each season, to view past episodes and to try the recipes created by these up and coming chefs, visit:



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