13 half-hour episodes for The Cooking Channel
Executive Producer: Jeanne Shanahan
Series Producer/Writer: Tom Simon
Coordinating Producer: David Pontillo
Editor: David Velazquez
Associate Producer: Amy Rockefeller
Associate Producer: Natasza Fontaine
Now in its its second season, Cooking Channel’s first interactive series brings viewers three perfect recipes from master chefs and showcases the winner of the Perfect 3 Recipe Contest that runs on CookingChannelTV.com.
Each half-hour of The Perfect 3 begins with host Kelsey Nixon setting up the topic and presenting an indispensible tip for mastering it. Then we get three unique takes on the topic from Cooking Channel’s and Food Network’s most popular chefs.
For instance in the Lasagna episode Ina Garten of The Barefoot Contessa prepares her savory Portobello Mushroom Lasagna. Next Tyler Florence shows off his Ultimate Lasagna with ground beef, sausage and fresh herbs. And Sunny Andersen cooks up her Latin Lasagna featuring ground pork, mushrooms and tomato salsa. Finally Kelsey Nixon welcomes the winner of our Perfect 3 Recipe Contest for lasagna to the studio. Our amateur chef shows Kelsey an essential step in the recipe.
The Perfect 3 Recipe Contest runs on CookingChannelTV.com and invites cooks to submit their recipes in the season’s 13 categories. This year they are:
Brunch, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Christmas Cookies, Cupcakes, Fish, Halloween, Indian, Mac n' Cheese, Meatballs, Pizza, Thanksgiving, and Lasagna.
So, who’s perfect? Check out the series and you decide.