Michel Nischan is someone that we look up to. We first met him at a Wholesome Wave fundraiser where he inspired us through his words about the mission to bring good, quality, healthy, local food to everyone. And, we also got to talk at last year’s Chowdafest.
What it comes down to is this: Michel Nischan is a revolutionary. He has transformed the way we look at food, starting with being the Executive Chef at Dressing Room, owned with friend Paul Newman. At his restaurant he became one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement. And, at the helm of Wholesome Wave as CEO, he and fellow Wavers have affected major change in how we look at food and finding ways to provide healthy food to Americans. One of his major accomplishments was getting Whole Foods Markets to redo their seafood department so it would be better for the environment and would highlight health and sustainability.
And, despite all that he has done, and all that he and Wholesome Wave still plan to do, he had some time recently to be featured in a brand new TV show that’s airing on HLN (Headline News). The show is called “Cook Your Ass Off“ and it first airs on December 1 at 7 pm.
This brand new show is hosted by Richard Blais and is from the producers of Chopped. Basically, a new person comes in each week who needs the help of chefs to transform their lives and an unhealthy dish into a healthy and nutritious one. The three chefs doing battle have very little time to elevate the dish, but the Grand Finale winner will win $50,000. The winning chef will also get a chance to work with the special guest all season, helping them to transform their diet and showing them how to cook their own ass off.
Congratulations to Michel on this great honor. We can’t wait to see you on TV!
And, if you have trouble finding HLN, you might also find it listed as Headline News or CNN Headline News as it is for us on Cablevision, channel 63.