Last week I shared the news about Mardi Gras Casino chef Matt Glover being one of eight finalists cooking in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas next month.
And now, there's another chef with local ties making national headlines.
Richard Rosendale, former executive chef at The Greenbrier, is one of TV's latest celebrity chefs with a new starring role on the Emmy-nominated series "Recipe Rehab."
During each episode, Rosendale competes with Hollywood personal chef Vikki Krinski to make a high-calorie dish more nutritious with simple ingredient changes viewers can easily duplicate at home.
Still in its first year on network television, "Recipe Rehab" began as a YouTube series in 2012 before becoming the first program to make a successful leap from online to broadcast TV. The weekly, 30-minute show airs on CBS every Saturday.
This latest achievement is yet another feather in Rosendale's toque.
In addition to leading The Greenbrier's kitchens (no small task) and earning his Master Chef title — the highest certification a U.S. chef can achieve — back in 2010, you might also remember that he competed as America's representative in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France, coming in seventh place in the event known as the "World Culinary Olympics."
Although he's since left The Greenbrier, it's nice to see him doing so well.
Since writing about the West Virginia FARM2U Collaborative's Oct. 21 "Festival of Food" dinner at Paterno's at the Park last week, organizers have since sent along more tasty details about what chefs will be offering that night.
On the menu . . .
n Reception: antipasto smorgasboard (Chef Dale Hawkins)
n Appetizer: shaved Brussels sprout salad with a lemon vinaigrette, beets and chevre cheese (Chef Tom Grant)
n Soup: pumpkin soup with brown butter crab (Chef Matt Grover)
n Entree: short rib stew with house-made gnocchi, cipolini onion and baby carrots (Chef Michael Aiello)
n Dessert: Martinsburg apple and walnut crepes with cinnamon ice cream and caramel drizzle (Chef Jeremy Still)