A day in the life of a chef is far from typical. In the premier episode of Food as a Lifestyle, Foodable WebTV Network’s first reality series and the first-ever chef reality show of its kind, we shadow Miami’s Chef Adrianne Calvo. From foraging at Paradise Farms to dinner prep at her eponymous restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar, we get a behind-the-scenes look into what a chef’s life is really like. Watch the full episode to discover how Chef Adrianne finds inspiration for her menu dishes, what goes into a night’s dinner prep, and who is helping her as she makes her way to the top.
Chef Adrianne Calvo finds roads where none exist and starts building. A passionate Latina with a flare for thinking outside the box, she has earned countless awards and acknowledgements along with praise from the media, fans, and peers. I sat down with Chef Adrianne recently to talk about how her passion for food first began, her experience as the youngest person to work at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s kitchen, and how she plans to expand the Chef Adrianne brand through the rest of 2013.
Chef Adrianne Calvo hosts a dining in the dark event once a month at her restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, in Miami. When we got to the restaurant – located in a strip mall next to a Goodyear far from the typical trendy restaurants popping up in Miami – the first things we saw were feathered boas, satin gloves, too many candles to count, and servers dressed in cabaret outfits. It was Moulin Rouge meets Vampire Diaries meets Halloween.
Calvo was voted one of the top 10 up-and-coming chefs in the state of Florida and was the youngest president of FCCLA. She competed in a National Pastry Competition held by Johnson & Wales University and received the bronze medal without any formal training. She enrolled at Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in North Miami in 2002, and entered more than forty national competitions, receiving first place in ten of the competitions and runner-up in all the rest. In 2003, Calvo won Taste Down Under, an Australian culinary competition. Her winning dish was served at a dinner for the United Nations and its ambassadors, making her the youngest person to cook for the United Nations.
Our favorite red-haired chef, Adrianne Calvo, is giving your everyday recipes maximum flavor! This week’s viewer aims to win it all in the family with a kickin’ dish! Try it at home with the following recipe: Asian Ceviche Recipe
In the midst of one of the hottest NBA Finals in recent times, Dwyane Wade proves that he a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the courts. As he is poised for the fight NBA supremacy on the court he is still finds time to gve back to his community, by hosting his 2012 Dwyane Wade Basketball Pro Camp. As we watch the Heat and Dwyane Wade in the NBA finals take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, it is encouraging to know that he also takes the time to participate in mentoring through summer programs such as his All Star Basketball Camp and now teaming up with Celebrity Chef Adrianne Calvo.
Adrianne Calvo author of Maximum Flavor, the cookbook and CEO of Terra Dolci Corporation was born in Chicago Illinois and and then moved to Miami Florida. Adrianne began her culinary business ventures at the age of twelve by baking chocolate chip cookies and selling them at school. Her business took off as she was making $200/weekly selling cookies…until she was caught!
Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar is a pleasant surprise. Tucked away in a shopping center in the heart of the Hammocks neighborhood of Miami, one would not expect it to be as nice as it is given its location. With a Martino Tire steps away and new shopping centers minutes away, one could easily miss this restaurant. The restaurant, however, proves to be a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
Chef Adrianne Calvo, a preeminent South Florida-based chef, entrepreneur, and television personality hosted a cooking contest between several members of the on-air talent roster of two local television stations during the South Florida Health and Fitness Expo, an event that transpired at the Miami Beach Convention Center the weekend of April 25th-26th, 2009.
Chef Adrianne Calvo, a renowned figure in the culinary field, recently lent her considerable talents to the patients and families of St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the leading private pediatric oncology research institute in the United States. Chef Adrianne, a resident of Miami, Florida, traveled to Memphis, Tennessee between April 7th and April 9th, a three day period that saw the prodigious culinary artist devote time, acumen, and a supportive ear to terminally ill children and their caregivers.