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GET THE SECRETS FROM TOP LOCAL CHEFS


SECRETS of BLUEGRASS CHEFS

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GET THE SECRETS FROM TOP LOCAL CHEFS


SECRETS of BLUEGRASS CHEFS

 

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Join us 6-days a week on TV as we travel the bluegrass and gather the secrets from some of Kentucky's top chefs with show hosts, Tim Laird and Kevin Harned

 
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LOUISVILLE

10:30am Sunday on NBC WAVE3

6:00pm Monday-Friday ION WBNA21

LEXINGTON

11:00am Sunday on ABC36 - WTVQ

6:30pm Monday-Friday on MYKY 36.2/916

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Chef Profile


Featured Chef JOHN VARANESE 

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Featured Chef JOHN VARANESE 

Executive Chef/Owner John Varanese

John Varanese obtained his BA in Food Service Management and AS in Culinary arts from Johnson and Wales University in South Carolina. During his enrollment there, Varanese was Kitchen Manager for Magnolias, a landmark in Southern cuisine, for three years. Varanese refined his skills and participated in a creative and financially successful environment. Varanese set himself apart from other chefs quickly after displaying his accomplished understanding of business finance. While working in Magnolias, Varanese revealed his great ability to control costs while producing very high quality cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients.

The next great challenge in Varanese’s restaurant experience came in 1998 when Azalea, in Louisville, Kentucky, offered him the position of Executive Chef. At Azalea, Varanese developed his management style, personality, and culinary flair. After 3 years at Azalea, Varanese’s culinary and business skills peaked—he was ready to begin plans for his own restaurant. Varanese then spent 4 years as the Executive Chef at the Cardinal Club while planning his own restaurant. He resigned to focus on opening Varanese in August 2007.

Varanese settled in Louisville because of its successful independent dining scene, and he believes that the people of Louisville will appreciate fresh ingredients prepared creatively, and a culturally diverse menu. Varanese’s eclectic menu boasts an array of options from stuffed grape leaves, and fried green tomato salad, to new signature entrées: the Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Chop, and Caramelized Orange Bourbon Salmon. This New American Cuisine restaurant comfortably seats 150 guests between its bar, dining room, and Four Seasons Patio. The Four Seasons Patio of Varanese is an addition to the building, which has a dramatic 20-foot slate water wall. The space is enclosed by a serpentine of glass doors, which retract to offer an outdoor dining experience. Varanese is located at 2106 Frankfort Ave in the Historic Clifton neighborhood.

Varanese is known for his culinary creativity as well as his dedication to local farmers who provide the freshest local products as showcased in many of his signature dishes. He is star and co-producer of his own television show, “Big World of Food,” which educates viewers on the importance of local farms’ to the food on their tables. More at www.bigworldoffood.com.

He has won numerous awards and has represented the State of Kentucky’s Department of Aquaculture three years in a row at the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans. He was one of only 16 chefs in the State of Kentucky to be invited to prepare a special dinner with James Beard chefs from around the U.S. at the World Equestrian Games in October of 2010. Chef Varanese was also invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York in 2012.

He serves on the Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors and was the President of KRA’s Louisville Chapter in 2013. Chef Varanese was honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America and named “Restaurateur of the Year” by the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

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SHOW HOSTS


Tim Laird & Kevin Harned

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Tim Laird & Kevin Harned

Tim Laird: Show Host & America's C.E.O.  Chief Entertaining Officer, Brown Forman

Tim Laird is an authority on wines and spirits with more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. A connoisseur of fine wines, spirits and champagnes, Tim is also a gourmet chef and a master at entertaining and execution. He makes hundreds of appearances a year on radio and television programs and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show; ABC World News Now and the CNN, FOX News and CNBC networks. Tim also hosts three weekly television shows in his home state of Kentucky - Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live and Secrets of Resort Chefs. He is a featured columnist for Louisville’s Food & Dining Magazine, author of the book, That’s Entertaining! With Tim Laird, America’s C.E.O. – Chief Entertaining Officer and the recently released, That’s Entertaining! Cocktails and Appetizers.

In his current role as Chief Entertaining Officer of Brown-Forman, a major producer of fine wines and spirits in Louisville, Kentucky, Tim enjoys teaching audiences around the world how to make entertaining fun and easy, and how to make delicious cocktails. In the past, he also worked for Korbel Champagne, E&J Gallo and Stroh’s Brewery.

Tim is an active volunteer in Louisville serving as a board member for Winston Industries, as an honorary board member for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, and as a member of the advisory board for APRON, Inc.

Kevin Harned: Show Host and Chief Meteorologist | Wave3 News | Louisville, KY

Nelson County's very own, Kevin Harned, is a graduate of Purdue University who began his career at WAVE 3 in June of 1998. An interest in weather as a child sparked a dream that continues to unfold today. As president of a 4-H Club he invited WAVE 3 meteorologist John Belski to come and speak to his group. Over the years, he would periodically talk to John, seeking opinions and advice. Kevin continued to keep in contact with Belski through his college years at Purdue University. Kevin has been the host since it's creation in 2003 with the original TV series Secrets of Louisville Chefs.

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