The Food Network – Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover
Kitchen Makeover- The Food Network
Kitchen Makeover
Kitchen Makeover- The Food Network

Do you have a friend or loved one who has a real passion for cooking but is trapped in an outdated, nonfunctional or just plain ugly kitchen? Now’s your chance to nominate him/her to receive a kitchen worthy of a gourmet chef! We are currently casting dynamic homeowners who love to cook but are in desperate need of a completely new kitchen.We’re also looking for you…our accomplice in this mission. If selected, you would help our team install a state-of-the-art kitchen for your frustrated foodie.

If you’re interested in nominating a cook and being a part of our exciting new show, please email us the following information:

Your name, address, phone number, occupation, age and relationship to nominee
Your nominee’s name, address, occupation and age
Photo of you (2 pictures max)
Photo of nominee (2 pictures max)
Photos of the nominee’s kitchen (3 pictures max)
Tell us why you are nominating this person. We want to hear about his/her love of cooking – favorite type of food to cook, favorite restaurants, favorite chefs – and what she/he doesn’t like about their current kitchen. The more personality/detail the better!

Only emailed submissions including all of the above will be considered.

ACT NOW. We’re casting the series IMMEDIATELY in these cities!

Within an hour’s drive of the following cities:
Los Angeles, CA
Orange County, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Portland, OR
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ
Seattle, WA
Detroit, MI

PLEASE NOTE: Although all of the materials and labor for the kitchen makeover are given to the Nominee free of charge, we are required by law to notify the IRS of the transaction. As a result, the Nominee will be responsible to pay taxes on the total cost of the makeover.

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29 Comments

  1. Basta… Look no further! The right A+ guy is here. If you want someone who knows how to cook the best Mexican food and prove it on t.v then you’ve found him. He makes the best Ensenada tacos ever. Only one problem, his outdated small kitchen enables him to move, dance and bring out the goods. We have the space to expand out into the backyard, but not enough knowledge, experience and guts to do it on our own. With four children, we need more counter space, storage and possible an island in the middle. We currently store pots in the garage because the kitchen is tiny.
    So,I nominate my husband, and he will spice the show with so.e Latin love.

  2. My Mother Barb has lived in the same house, with the same kitchen for forty two years. She raised four children and one grandchild with that tiny kitchen, built like a galley. There’s no counter space and the same yellow cupboards I reached into a child, still swing open…She is commended for the amazing meals she puts out, I’m not only impressed…but I became a chef because of her. I went a step further and competed on CHOPPED with thoughts of her cooking. She truly deserves a new kitchen makeover.

  3. What thirteen year old that you know gets excited over a paring knife, a set of glass bowls or a la Creusett for Christmas? Who sees a day old bag of homemade bread and asks for it for her birthday so she can make fresh croutons and bread crumbs. Who rushes home to do homework after school so she can then sit down and watch her two favorite chefs, Giada followed by her most favorite and admired chef, Barefoot Contessa (or as she refers to her “Ina”). She will arrive home from lacrosse practice, exclaims she is EXHAUSTED, and proceed to the kitchen rather than the couch, to unwind and make a fresh peach cake she had seen Ina make the afternoon prior. That would be my daughter, Bailey. Growing up in a home where her father is a trained chef from the CIA and grandmother an avid cook, Bailey’s interest in cooking is innate. Cooking is therapy for Bailey and that pays off for the rest of the family, as we reap her incredibly well flavored, thought out dishes. Her appreciation for fresh herbs, quality olive oils and vinegars is well beyond her years. Living on modest means, my husband and I would love to give Bailey the kitchen she deserves. She never complains, makes the best of what she has, cleans up beautifully…but subtly admires Ina’s neat, efficient, beautiful kitchen and Giada’s well sharpened knives! I would love to give Bailey a well-equipped, efficient kitchen with aesthetic, simple beauty to nurture her journey and love of cooking. She is an elegant, natural cook..who is only thirteen years old!

  4. I am 55 years old & just learned to cook at 50 years old. Now I love to cook. Plus I since have become disabled with major spine problems & pain. My income is now limited for a kitchen redo which I need desperately. I worked as a RN for many many years. Please pick me for the kitchen redo. You would brighten up my life so much!!!!

  5. Ok well i Think I am getting to the right place?? Ms Hilsa my wife is one who loves to cook!! She would cook a meal for anyone and that anyone would walk away with a full happy stomach. I am probably going to short sell her when I say she is a self developed home cook that can cook anything. I am telling you the trut when I say she and I watch TV Food network 90 percent of thetime that our television is on. And she is beautiful too! Her day is consumed with waking up, researching a new recipe going to the market and than executing a new culinary delight everyday!! No lie!! She will either see an idea or the Food Network or go to the Web Site and look for an idea for dinner!! Itis no joke I will tell you why everyone loves to be invited to 44Marjore Lane! Even if she has prepared a recipe before the same recipe she will still research the technique and recipe every time as it is the first time for her!! Hilsa will make you a meal from her heart even if it is her first time making it you woud never know. I wish I could finance a restaurant because her passion is rewarding to anyone that is fortunate to enjoy it!! Here is the fun part, when we met about 10 years ago our common passion was and is still cooking. She was so intimitaded about food and creating anything she wasn’t familiar with?? now she will cook anything from alligator, Octopus, Chicken (100 ways). Here it is, I have been a Chef for whatseems like 100 years and helped her gain confidence to even teaching her ow to produce her own customary foods from her heritage. Her passion for food is delivered from her appreciation for having fresh home cooked meals attributed to her grandmother Mama Alba <3 !!! I have a passion for cooking since 13 but her simplicity and love has surpassed what I have seen over 30 years of what professional chefs produce!! She can simply out cook many if not every chef I have worked with ( except me ) HAHA! Serious she will get up one day at a time and research what she wants to make go to the market every day and always prepare a delicious culinary treat as if you were fine dining any where in the world!! she doesn't even know I am writing this about her so if you choose her please let"s keep it a surprise. Why I am askimg for recognition because unfortunately our kitchen is probably 45 years old as I made her relocate for my job in CT. The Counter is disgustingly broken, the cabinets won't close and are ugly. It is ugly!! I simply have had to keep up with other parts of the house for maintenave but barely touched the kitchen, I did some walls and got her a new stove for her last birthday, but it is ugly!!! I have a file of picture and embarassed to share them. I wanted to attatch them but I am not IT savy (go figure) I spent all my life in the kitchen cooking and was never on top of the IT technology, Had to make the prep list before the e-mail!! I am looking for the Kitchen Makeover PLEASE!! The TV FOOD NETWORK will benefit from our story and Hilsa's love and passion to cook and see our friends and family compliment her own her cooking!! It is a wondeful accomplishment when a friend says " that is the best chicken I have ever tasted" And it don't stop at chicken!! homemade ravioli, Sushi, baccalito! OMG everyone loves her empanadas!! Wereally need a new kitchen. I want to send pictures she simply worn this one out and is broen and out dated :( Helpp!! I left some contact info earlier in this correspondence. Butif you can use my number @860-819-2764 or rmorgan@ctconventions.com I would love to surprise her and I can give you more info including the fact, I havecooked for thousands of people a day, butshe rocks!!! We Love TV FOOD NETWORK!! we watch EVERY PROGRAM!! ALWAYS!! Tell me where i can send my ugly kitchen pics!!

    Thanks for listening. :) Roger

  6. My husband Bob, is a great cook, good thing because I like to eat. He is out on the road as we speak taking pictures of the newly aquired piece of property for Amtrak. The high speed rail project between Kalamazoo and Detroit. He loves to cook for family and the neighbors. We are always carrying a taste test across the yard to share his delights. You know it is not polite to send back and empty dish. We have lived in our current home for just over 20 yrs and the kitchen has waited this long to get a face lift, Bob wanted to add on but we are not able to. He does alot of work on the house and is overwhelmed with the traveling this past few weeks and the up and comming renovation of the kitchen. I am pleading with you for help and this would truly be a blessing if you could help us out.

  7. Good Morning,
    My house has several cooks and good ones too. Myself, my husband, my daughters, along with one adopt a son as well. We have a houshold of 11 people we need our kitchen to definatly be uodated so that we can properly make meals and provide for our small army.

  8. Look no further, the answer to your quest for the most eligible Kitchen Makeover Nominee ends here!

    My wife, Susan Davison, is not only worthy of the nomination, she is also one of the most interesting people you (and your audience) will ever meet. Hilariously funny, wicked smart, magically talented, artistic beyond belief, exceptional entrepreneur, and intrinsically giving of her time to all.

    Every one of these special attributes is added ingredients, so wonderfully combined, in Susan’s culinary exploits.

    However, Susan is in dire need of a kitchen makeover. When fast asleep she mumbles the list of the need for updated appliances, much needed space and design.

    Like the double ovens, with the top open taped shut as the door no longer remains closed, or the gas stove with burners that have two settings; high and off, or the laminate cabinets that are delaminating, or the leaking refrigerator (with no freezer), yet when open it closes off the kitchen where the broken pocket door would normally, or the hole in the wall, where we tried to hang a picture and hit the kitchen water line, or my favorite, the 1960’s built in metal paper towel holder.

    The limited counter space (prep space) and the “galley” layout make it a one-person only space. When adding additional bodies they must possess a BMI of less than 10% just to squeeze by each other.

    The ovens don’t work, the burners don’t work, most of the drawers don’t stay shut, so we tape the insides to make them stick. The pantries are in the hallway. She has the most amazing cookware, but nowhere to put them except to store them on top of the cabinets.

    The lighting is horrendous. Night vision goggles would help.

    And, when she cooks for an army, or is making 36 dozen tamales, there is nowhere to store the serving dishes and other equipment.

    Even with all the “work-a- rounds” required to navigate the current kitchen, Susan manages to produce amazing fares, but she really needs to get more sleep and start dreaming about something other than a new kitchen.

    She runs three businesses in healthcare and retail, and, given the opportunity, she would have a cooking show, but it has to STOP somewhere, so she finds art and comfort in the science and preparation of the most amazing dishes.

    Recipes? Sacrilege! Instinct, talent, experimentation are the only recipe she follows.

    The pictures cannot possibly show all of the unending problems with this kitchen, but she has done a nice job of putting lipstick on a pig (except for the painter’s tape on the oven) to disguise the hot mess 1980’s disaster it is.

    Trust me, the required makeover of Susan’s kitchen will be a project containing every element and detail to arouse an audience, and having Susan as the nominee, the audience will be completely entertained. Susan is the perfect candidate in every way!

    Susan’s Favorite Chefs:
    Broc Willis, Executive Chef, Southpark – Portland, OR
    Jeremy Pacheco, Executive Chef, Lon’s at the Hermosa – Phoenix, AZ – hands down, her absolute all time favorite. She calls it “make noise” food.

    Susan’s Favorite Dishes to create:
    Spaghetti-Suzi – the most amazing sausage sauce ever
    Southwestern (smoked turkey tamales are amazing)
    Southern Comfort Everything (stuffed pork chops, ribs, pulled BBQ pork, deviled to-die-for eggs, stews)
    Seafood (scallops and steamed mussels….ooooh)
    Sauces (BBQ, marinades, red chili, green chili)
    Soups!!! Any kind you name

    (and her closet loves are Velveeta and Spam – who knew? Doesn’t serve them, but if she could get away with it….)

    Address: 1925 E. Rose Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Photos: http://s1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg487/mmcgranahan/

  9. I would like to enter my grandma Dana Nirschl because she works her butt of working 7 days a week and when it comes to doing something she loves she has no space we have a very small kitchen with no counters the oven is just in the middle of the floor and we have light switches hanging from the ceiling.this is just something shes always wanted she always tells are family if there was anything in the world i could have it would be a kitchen please choose her so she can do what she loves best “cooking”

  10. I have a passion for cooking and would like to be considered to audition for the next food network chef who will brings African British and American dishes to the Dinner table.

  11. Michael Hovis, 3488 State Route 5, Cortland OH 44410, police officer, 43 and relationship to nominee- My Wife
    nominee Stephanie Hovis , same, owner of a small business and is 41! just dont tell her. I have plenty of pictures but not real good on this computer without an attachment to add pictues.
    please let us know where we send pictues.
    I am nominating my wife because shes making me. I love her cooking so thats why I’m doing this – She has a talent to taste something and go home and try and duplicate it. Hers usually is better than the resturant.– She hates her kitchen, but it never stops her from cooking up a storm. She’s funny, talented and deserves more than I can give her… I hope she’s reading this.

  12. Why Me? hummmm.I am a professional chef! No not really. I think I am. I cook in a 1970 kitchen that could look awesome if made over since I have a hallway that runs beside the kitchen that could open it up! My Norman Rockwell husband thinks that since good food comes out of it, that it works great. I see potential. I just need the right people to see my dream come alive. My kids and their friends would love to see it also, since I cook for them too. If iterested I could email you pictures of my dishes. I am very proud of the way they look and taste! If only I had a beautiful kitchen that would top it all off..

  13. This show would be totally perfect for me, I am a huge Food Network fan, and I love Giada De Laurentis for some reason, we built our house and I realize now how Not right for me my kitchen is, BUT we are in Texas
    Why doesn’t anyone ever come to Texas ?

  14. We live in Dearborn Michigan just outside of Detroit, My husband Alex is a Chef at MgM Detroit, we cook 2-3 times a day, our kitchen is very outdated and needs help bad, anyone that comes here is surprised that a cook has this kitchen! Where do we submit our photos and Information? photos speak for themselves!

  15. My daughter entered me in this, not that I asked her to, she is just a very thoughtful daughter lol. Anyway I am a school bus driver. Not just any bus driver.

  16. I am nominating my mom so she will stop torturing me. She is quite the character and for the shear comedy factor you might want to consider her. She is in desperate need of a kitchen makeover!
    Let me start by telling you a little about myself. My parents divorced when I was little and I spent the majority of my childhood going back and fourth between Oregon and Southern California. I grew up living in two very different worlds. When I was with my mother I got to experience things like, welfare cheese. When I was with my father I got to experience things like, a pony and cloth napkins. My mom was really good at creating “homes” no matter where we were living. I remember living in the low income apartments and my mom got her hands on some of that fake green grass. She made our patio into an flowering oasis. It was a special place for us. She raised three kids on her own and always found ways to find us an oasis no matter what our circumstances were.
    Well a few years ago my mom found love. She moved in and couldn’t wait for me to me to see her new home with this great guy. I was most excited that her chicken obsession might be contained if she was living with a man. Well the lovers didn’t want to change each other. He let her keep her chicken decor and she let him keep his dead animal collection. Yep, that’s what I said dead animal collection! There are dear heads, birds, and full size bears. The first time I brought my children to her house she didn’t want them to be scared so she decorated the dead animals, the deer had christmas lights on their antlers and the bear had a santa hat.
    My mother is crazy and quite a pain in the butt, but this woman can cook! One of her hobbies is canning. She cans everything from jalapeno jelly to tuna and sends it everywhere to ALL of her family and friends. My husband always teases that he puts up with her just for the food. It’s no joke my mom is known from the forest of Oregon to the Coast of California for her cooking. For a woman that loves to cook, her kitchen is a serious problem. It’s the size of my closet and the appliance are the original ones from when the house was built. She’s done her best trying to make it cute, you know the chicken collection and all but it’s a very sad little kitchen.
    My mom is a bit of a kook but has a heart of gold and loves to feed her family. Nothing really special has happened to her before and I think this could be that special moment for her. If you accept the challenge to redo her kitchen I will supply the tags for her canned goods; From, Catherine’s Dream Kitchen.

  17. HELP!!! Where do I begin? First, I am an injured nurse on workers comp and obliviously not working at this time. Second, our kitchen is so small and outdated that it is completely non functional. For example, out stove top is broken, we have limited counter space, and no where to put any of our appliances. Third, we have a house full of girls! Really. It’s just me and my four daughters. We all love to cook and It gets so frustrating when we are trying to get lunches made for school in the morning so we can get out of the house in time to catch the bus. We would love to have you guys help us with our kitchen. I bend over backwards for my girls but a new kitchen I can’t provide them. Please help us restore our love for cooking. Best wishes! The Lyle girls.

  18. FOOD NETWORK KITCHEN MAKEOVER

    The first advise from friends we always hear when discussing redoing Kelly’s kitchen is, “Just buy new appliances one by one.” Kelly responds with, “If only the stove wasn’t built into the 1960’s original cabinetry!” From that she begins her ever so sweet woe is me story about what she could do if… (I mean this in the most loving way for when my family is here visiting, we really try to make the best of the kitchen ;)).

    Kelly is 29 weeks pregnant, has a three year old and cares for other toddlers in her home. She and her other half recently had to put finances into an Arizona Room that required immediate attention due to structural reasons. This exhausted most of their savings for a kitchen renovation. My point, when she cooks a large meal for company because she’s always hosting birthday parties, holiday gatherings, and cooking for numerous ‘friend food requests’ she has to bake everything in half. Her oven is in another section of the before mentioned what we think is 1960’s original cabinetry and was obviously made for cooking extremely small portions. She has to rotate baking pans every so often to ensure that food is cooked evenly because the oven door does not close all the way. The refrigerator is small because of the cut out specifically intended for it. The sink and garbage disposal are not functional because of placement and size. The lighting is a small fixture that barely illuminates the very dark cabinets that line the wall and the breakfast bar that’s covered with cutting board type laminate.

    Always tuned in to favorite Food Network personalities , Kelly experiments with recipes from Rachel Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten, The Neelys, Sunny Anderson, Sandra Lee, and shops at Target for Giada De Laurentiis cooking supplies. Friends and family always call upon Kelly to make side dishes, main dishes and desserts that they can serve at their own functions. Kelly always provides these dishes out of the kindness of her own heart and hosts events to recognize celebrations and achievements of others. She is a very thoughtful soul who is constantly concerned and attentive to the needs of others. When dining out, Kelly enjoys local favorites, Oregano’s, Riazzi’s, Poncho’s and Los Dos Molinos.

    Cooking is a passion that Kelly has, and she talks about one day being able to cater events for the friends who regularly call for her cooking advise and services. A kitchen renovation would help my sister cook for her family and friends in a safer, cleaner space. Always focused on the needs of others, Kelly deserves to enjoy her talent and hobby in a comfortable environment.

  19. Please consider my mother, Ginna for a kitchen makeover. We are in the Seattle area. She cooks amazing meals every night. She has been cooking since she was a child fifty years ago. People love to come over for dinner to eat her masterpieces, unfortunately she is embarrassed to have anyone come over. Her kitchen is really just a wide hallway between the living room and the dinning room but there is a lot of potential to build out to the side. My dad traded an old pool table for some even older cabinets twenty years ago. Those cabinets are still in our kitchen. Some of them are missing doors and they all need to be replaced. There is very little counter space to use and whenever she needs it (which is all the time) there is no room and she has to move other things which are stored on the counter because of the lack of cabinets. This is a daily frustration for her and having a new kitchen would change her life forever. Our whole family and many of our friends are hard workers that would be more than willing to help remodel the kitchen because of the amazing blessing this would be for my mother. Please consider my mother’s kitchen for a make over this would be a dream come true for her.

  20. My wife, Debi is 8 years my senior. We have been married for five years and just bought our first house together. It is a small three-bedroom house on an acre out in the country. Our little dream house.

    My wife is an avid cook, one of the best I know…she’s the sole reason I have gained 40 lbs in the 5 years we have been married, I am proud to say! We love everything about our little house, but our 1970s style outdated kitchen definitely is an eyesore. She deserves a beautiful kitchen to cook in. She feeds myself, her son, and our grandbabies on a regular basis…all this after working 8 hours, publishing two magazines, writing for the local newspaper, running local writer’s groups, and much much more.

    Her little kitchen could be so cute, but right now, it is ugly mustard yellow…the stove has one burner that doesn’t even work, and it is lopsided, so the pans slide right off in her hands sometimes. She has ugly outdated yellow spotted countertops. She bought rolled cork to place behind the counters so at least part of the ugly yellow wouldn’t show through. The linoleum in our kitchen is pretty, but it bubbles in the middle of the dining room floor.

    When we moved, we now have a shed with no electric outlet, so our ugly painted freezer that I call our Andy Worhol paint job freezer, is now sitting in her kitchen definitely being an eyesore.

    We have no pantry. She has a rubbermaid 5 shelf system that she tries to keep looking orderly. She has her variety of items in glass jars, so at least it looks “acceptable.” God love her, the cabinet doors are missing magnets and won’t even stay closed.

    She just bought a new faucet last weekend and you would have thought she had a whole new kitchen the way she went on and on when we installed it.

    Please give me wife the kitchen she deserves. Four days after we were married, she ended up in the hospital very ill. She struggled for the first three years of our marriage and is slowly regaining her health. She needs and deserves a beautiful kitchen since cooking is her passion. She watches the Food Network religiously and I thoroughly enjoy being her guinea pig! It would be my dream fulfilled to give her a beautiful new kitchen. Thanks for your consideration

  21. My co-worker, Denise, and I have become the best of friends. She is a wonderful person and cook. When someone is in a crisis, Denise helps them in any way she could, and always includes food, as part of her nurture. She is a wonderful cook and would love to start a baking business. Her kitchen is old, out-dated, and not at all conducive to her goals. She is on a tight budget right now, but I know she can invest a small amount of money and a lot of hard work into creating a dream kitchen. My family and I would love to work along side Denise, her husband and kids to help her dream come true. Is there any possibility that she can become a candidate for your show, or another like it? We live in the NY area, 25 minutes outside of Manhattan and would love to hear from you!

  22. Nominator’s info:
    Elizabeth Josefina Salazar
    771 South 200 East Apt. # 7
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    (801) 913-1342
    Student (High School)
    17 years old
    Daughter

    Nominee’s info:
    Sarah Elizabeth De La Torre
    1418 North Miami Rd.
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116
    (801) 637-2856
    Secretary and Home Maker
    31 years old
    Mother
    Nominator:
    http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/ELiZAbEtH6609/?action=view&current=182089_114515185290162_100001950436769_115039_3286875_n.jpg
    Nominee:
    http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/ELiZAbEtH6609/?action=view&current=163437_1451009369865_1672180612_884180_5839460_n.jpg
    Disaster Kitchen:
    Sink http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/ELiZAbEtH6609/?action=view&current=WP_000166.jpg
    Laminate counter tops http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/ELiZAbEtH6609/?action=view&current=WP_000164.jpg
    Fridge/oven dilemma plus dingy floors http://s1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/ELiZAbEtH6609/?action=view&current=Photo_98F38372-816E-0D0F-04E9-A279D9DA854A.jpg
    I’m nominating my mom because she is the most giving person I’ve met. And I honestly could not think of anyone more deserving. She is a mother of five children, so you can only imagine how much time she spends in the kitchen. My mom should be able to be in the kitchen and not hate being there; she spends all day in the kitchen.
    My mom loves to cook and even though she has a ton of cook books, her own creations are the best! My mom makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday, all year. Yet she’s always coming up with something new! I would rather eat at my mom’s house than go out to eat. My mom is a great chef that loves to cook anything! She’s really good at Mexican and Italian foods, but can pull off whatever you throw at her. My mom very rarely gets to go out to eat, but she really likes The Old Spaghetti Factory! My mom is the new age “Betty Crocker” and she lives up to the name! She likes to take inspiration from Bobby Flay and Paula Dean. My mother is not one to complain easily, but there’s nothing to not complain about! The vinyl tile looks dingy and never looks clean no matter how much she cleans it! The cabinets are cheap looking, falling apart, and most drawers don’t even close anymore. Her laminate counter tops are dark, fading, cracked, and just look flat out nasty! And I find it ridiculous that you cannot open the fridge door and oven at the same time! When you have a 17, 12, 8, 5, and 6month old, you know someones always getting into the fridge! I think the worst part of the kitchen is the sink! It’s a tiny white drop in sink and the inside is just falling apart. It has a orange brown tint that never goes away! And the foist leaks and wobbles around everywhere! Please don’t think I’m over exaggerating! If anything I’m UNDER exaggerating. Please give my mom the kitchen she deserves! It would mean the world to her to have a new kitchen! Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely,
    Elizabeth Salazar

  23. Why Ty!
    Ty is an excellent cook! While he can prepare an elegant meal for a CEO and Board of Directors he can make everything from fried pies to any kind of comfort food i.e. the best Mac and Cheese and pickling anything in between. There just doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t prepare and he makes it look so easy. As he always says, “Anyone can cook”.

    His dream is to have a kitchen perfect for cooking classes. His current kitchen has no space for guests to watch as he likes to connect with others when he entertains. There is also not enough storage and inadequate lighting.

    He has a passion for entertaining using his food and sharing cooking tips. He has done several TV presented cooking shows in the past and would like to open his kitchen where everyone could sit and see into the kitchen as he cooks and talks. A kitchen where he could also video his cooking skills and post a blog, focusing on the day when he has another cooking show. To do that, he needs space for research,cookbooks and today’s technology.

    I personally have been touched at how he brings his food to people who are sick and maybe just need a little extra show of attention to get over whatever “ails them”.
    He deserves a new kitchen to make his dream come true. His personality is so likeable with his Indiana/Southern twang and his warm/witty sense of humor that he’d be successful in a minute to viewers.

    Favorite foods to Cook: Putting new twists to old family recipes and deserts

    Favorite Restaurants- Spencer’s @ the Mountain, and the Riviera Resort (both in Palm Springs)

    Favorite Chef: Paula Dean and Nigella Lawson

    Thank you Food Network !
    Denise Jackson nominating Ty Abshire from Palm Springs Ca.

  24. Why should Ty be considered ? Because Ty is an excellent cook! While he can prepare an elegant meal for a CEO and Board of Directors he can make everything from fried pies to any kind of comfort food i.e. the best Mac and Cheese and pickling anything in between. There just doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t prepare and he makes it look so easy. As he always says, “Anyone can cook”.
    His dream is to have a kitchen perfect for cooking classes. His current kitchen has no space for guests to watch as he likes to connect with others when he entertains. There is also not enough storage and inadequate lighting.

    He has a passion for entertaining using his food and sharing cooking tips. He has done several TV presented cooking shows in the past and would like to open his kitchen where everyone could sit and see into the kitchen as he cooks and talks. A kitchen where he could also video his cooking skills and post a blog, focusing on the day when he has another cooking show. To do that, he needs space for research,cookbooks and today’s technology.
    I personally have been touched at how he brings his food to people who are sick and maybe just need a little extra show of attention to get over whatever “ails them”.He deserves a new kitchen to make his dream come true. His personality is so likeable with his Indiana/Southern twang and his warm/witty sense of humor that he’d be successful in a minute to viewers.

    Favorite foods to Cook: Putting new twists to old family recipes and deserts

    Favorite Restaurants- Spencer’s @ the Mountain, and the Riviera Resort (both in Palm
    Springs)

    Favorite Chef: Paula Dean and Nigella Lawson

    thank you food network Denise Jackson—- Palm Springs , California

  25. I love to cook but I have always been trapped in a small outdated kitchen. My husband is retired fromt he US Air Force and we never had the funds to buy a home or rent a nice place that would have my dream kitchen.
    We were introduced to each other by a good friend and I won his heart by cooking him a very typical Puerto rican meal. The menu was chicken and rice, red beans, fried platanos (plantains) and a home made puerto rican flan. 2 yeas latter we were married. we raised 2 wonderful children and although we have appart a few times due to his military career, we have never fell out of love.
    I would like to spend the rest of my life cooking for my husband and the rest of the family as we grow. I cook all different kind of meals: oriental, italian, portuguese, american.
    Please consider me. I know I will be very happy and my family will be too. Thank you
    Frances Rivera

  26. I would like to nominate my dad Brian. He’s 38 and has been cooking for over 15 years. He loves to cook and he has always wanted to open a restaurant ever since i was born. He loves to cook everything, he is always trying to cook something new everyday. He cooks for his family, friends, and neighbors. Our kitchen is just too small for him and he would love a nicer and if possible wider kitchen. Our kitchen is a little not updated. He has a dream to become a chef one day and i hope he can feel like a chef in his own home with a start with this new kitchen. My mom and dad both work at the same place called “Lebanon Nails.” After work he would go straight home and start cooking. A couple things he loves cooking are: Vietnamese dishes, Ribs, Steak, and pasta. I hope I can help my dad and give him the kitchen he deserves. This is one way for me to return my dad the favor for everything he has done for me. This kitchen make over will make his dreams come true. I really hope i can do this for him. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciated it.

  27. I would like to nominate my dad Brian. He’s 38 and has been cooking for over 15 years. He loves to cook and he has always wanted to open a restaurant ever since i was born. He loves to cook everything, he is always trying to cook something new everyday. He cooks for his family, friends, and neighbors. Our kitchen is just too small for him and he would love a nicer and if possible wider kitchen. Our kitchen is a little not updated. He has a dream to become a chef one day and i hope he can feel like a chef in his own home with a start with this new kitchen. My mom and dad both work at the same place called “Lebanon Nails.” After work he would go straight home and start cooking. A couple things he loves cooking are: Vietnamese dishes, Ribs, Steak, and pasta. I hope I can help my dad and give him the kitchen he deserves. This is one way for me to return my dad the favor for everything he has done for me. This kitchen make over will make his dreams come true. I really hope i can do this for him. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciated it.
    Mellisa Vo: 15, Lebanon Oregon.
    952 tasha Way, Lebanon oregon, 97355
    I work at Sophia’s Sun Tanning. Brian is my dad.

    Brian Vo: 38, Lebanon oregon
    952 tasha way, lebanon oregon, 97355
    He works at Lebanon Nails.

  28. My husband and I have been married for 20 years. I cooked for the first 16 years of our marriage and quite well if I do say so myself. My husband decided 4 years ago that he was taking over, feeling that we needed a more healthy style of cooking as I work full time and many things were landing in a creamy base in the crock pot. He plans the menu weekly from various healthy cookbooks, however he frequently vears from the recipe. We have two daugters ages 13 and 16 and we dutifully eat the meals (without complaint). I prefer not to have to cook and they prefer not to hurt his feelings. Perhaps if the kitchen atmosphere were improved, his ability to stick to the prescribed recipes would improve. Lighting is bad, cabinets are outdated (think That 70’s show) and the geen laminate countertops (they told us that was a mistake in 1994) with the matching green striped wallpaper could be impeding his judgement. HELP!! WE ARE TRAPPED…

  29. I would like for you to consider my wife, Nancy. She is a wonderful cook, loves to cook. She can cook anything you ask for, she not only loves to cook but could open her own cookbook store, and that is the truth, she might have around 300 cookbooks. My wife also has a thing for all cooking supplies, pots, pans, cake and pie pans, baking and all different appli. But our kitchen isn’t but so big. We can’t add on to the house. For we have a son in college and I’m on disability. My wife Nancy, (we call her Beth) works full time plus does three other side jobs, and still fines the time to have meals for us and try anything new. We never now what she might cook next. And never cooked anything bad. It doen’t matter what it is she’ll fix desserts, meats, breads, chinese, mexican. She not only cooks for me but for her and my family and friends, church, even have luncheons for where she works. And with all her cookbooks she has tried anywhere from one or two recipes out of each book. And as if her books aren’t enough she is always on the computer searching and watching or recording food network. My wife just loves to cook. She would rather cook than go out to eat. I’m not saying we don’t, we do just not to much. She loves to go to different groc. stores just to look at the different foods and to get ideas. She loves to exspirment. I wish I could give her her dream kitchen, but I can’t, so I’m trying this and asking please consider my wife, it wouldn’t be a bad thing and it shore wouldn’t go to waste. Her dream is to retire some day and cook and garden and hope to have grandchildren to share this with. I thank you for your time. Steve Hardison

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