CHEF HUBERT KELLER
It is no surprise that Chef Hubert Keller’s first love, other than his wife, Chantal, is cooking.
He grew up in his parent’s patisserie in Alsace, and he was classically trained by France’s top chefs such as Paul Haeberlin, Gaston Lenotre, Paul Bocuse and Roger Verger. He is one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs, and he operates Fleur by Hubert Keller and the Burger Bar in Las Vegas.
During his career, Chef Keller has worked in some of the world’s most exciting food cities, including Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and now, Las Vegas.
In addition to his love of cooking, he also is passionate about eating. When you combine those with his talent, experience and the tremendous respect he has among his peers, Chef Keller is the perfect guide to take public television viewers to the best tables and behind the scenes with chefs from some of the top-rated restaurants in Las Vegas, which he does in “Hubert Keller’s Secrets of A Chef: #LovinLasVegas”.
He has won numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California” and the prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Chef Keller also was named as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.
Chef Keller’s also has his own popular cooking show — “Secrets of a Chef” —on public television stations from coast to coast, which currently is in Season 6.
In addition to his newest series, "#LovinLasVegas", Chef Keller also did “Get Ready to Rio!”, which focused on the hot and delicious food scene and top and up-and-coming chefs in Rio de Janeiro. He also is filming in Paris, Honolulu, Cuba and San Francisco.
Chef Keller is also known for his performance on "Top Chef", "Top Chef Masters" and "Top Chef Just Desserts". He has also cooked for several United States Presidents, and he was the first guest chef invited to the White House by President Clinton.
Chef Keller has appeared on “The Chew” on ABC, “Regis & Kelly” on ABC, “Rachel Ray”, “The Travel Channel“, “The Food Channel Network”, “The RealHousewives of Orange County”, “Good Morning America”, “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmer, and "Nail It" on Netflix.
His cookbooks include “The Cuisine of Hubert Keller”, "Burger Bar, Build your Own Burgers", and “Hubert Keller's Souvenirs”.
MARJORIE POORE, PRESIDENT, MARJORIE POORE PRODUCTIONS
Award-winning producer Marjorie Poore is one of the most prolific and well-known cooking show producers in all of public television, with a career spanning over three decades that includes the productions of thousands of national cooking shows.
She has launched many of public television's most successful celebrity chefs, including Hubert Keller, Jacques Pepin, and Martin Yan. Marjorie also has pioneered new formats with ground-breaking series such as Cooking Secrets of the CIA, featuring the Culinary Institute of America, and Cookoff America, which spotlighted food festivals both nationally and internationally.
Marjorie has produced prime-time cooking specials for public television, including a history of The Joy of Cooking and a Christmas special with Chef Hubert Keller filmed on location in Alsace in Eastern France. In 2000, Marjorie Poore Productions was the first television production company selected to produce a PBS special on the prestigious Culinary Olympics, a 100-year-old culinary competition.
With offices in Vancouver, Canada, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, Marjorie is president of Marjorie Poore Productions (MPP) which started in 1992, and she is responsible for all aspects of the television shows it produces, including development, financing, production and distribution. MPP has a publishing arm that produces and distributes companion cookbooks to the series it produces. The company operates its own studios in Vancouver and has worked closely with Canadian broadcasters.
Marjorie also partners with her husband, Alec Fatalevich, and together they run and operate Canadian Motion Picture Park (CMPP), one of the largest film production complexes in North America. CMPP provides stages for Hollywood features including Mission Impossible, Twilight, and Godzilla, in addition to numerous television series, such as Supernatural.
The company has enjoyed long-term, sponsor relationships with some of the most prestigious names in the food industry including Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Weber Grills, and others. Previously, Marjorie served as Vice President, Productions, at KQED/San Francisco, where she was responsible for the production of more than 200 programs a year.
Her credit list includes: Hubert Keller: Secrets of A Chef; The Holiday Table; Baking Magic with Rose Levy Beranbaum; Seasonings; Cooking for Gold:Culinary Olympics 2000; Master Class at Johnson & Wales; Grilling Maestros; Cookoff America; The Joy of Cooking (PBS special); Home Cooking; Look & Cook with Anne Willan; Today's Gourmet with Jacques Pepin; Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan; The de Medlci Kitchen with Lorenza de Medici; Cooking at The Academy with the California Culinary Academy; Wine: A User's Guide with Hugh Johnson; New York's Master Chefs; Dining in France with Pierre Salinger; Great Chefs of San Francisco; Great Chefs of New Orleans; and Microwave Master with Donovan Jon Fandre.