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Actress Morgan Fairchild and Comedian Mario Cantone Go Head to Head in Celebrity Food Fight

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Actress Morgan Fairchild and Comedian Mario Cantone Go Head to Head in Pilot Episode of Celebrity Food Fight

Hosted by Al Roker With World Renowned Chefs Daniel Boulud and Todd English

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mix in two celebrities ... stir in two world-renowned chefs and a dash of audience participation and you've got a recipe for the star-studded culinary showdown called Celebrity Food Fight, produced by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. for Food Network. The new reality cook-off, a one-hour special hosted by Al Roker, will tape tomorrow with contestants actress Morgan Fairchild and comedian Mario Cantone, under the tutelage of Master Chefs Daniel Boulud and Todd English at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York. Air date to be announced.

"We have been simmering this show in our creative culinary crock pot for more than a year and now we're ready for everybody to have a taste," said executive producer and show host Al Roker.

In the special, complete with live audience, it's a race against time as two celebrities don chef's hats and to prove they've got the talent to out- shop and out-cook one another. Fairchild and Cantone will begin with culinary boot camp and learn to cook 5-star style in high-pressured kitchens -- with Fairchild in English's renowned Gramercy Park restaurant Olives and Cantone in Boulud's contemporary French east-side eatery Daniel. They then take their newfound skills into the grocery store and ultimately back to the kitchen set to battle it out one-on-one for the title of hottest new celebrity chef. There are time limitations, chef lifelines and plot twists to this delectable food fight in which the celebrities are judged by experts on presentation, taste, creativity, and accuracy of cooking a full-course meal.

Formed in 1994, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) is a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of network, cable, home video, and public television projects. Al Roker is CEO and Lisa Sharkey is President. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele including NBC News, Lifetime Television, A&E, The History Channel, Discovery Networks, PBS, TV ONE, Oxygen and NBC Television Stations Group. Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. clients include real estate superstar Barbara Corcoran, fitness guru Jorge Cruise, model/actor Tyson Beckford, celebrity dog trainer and handler Tamar Geller, designer Elaine Griffin, and the Wilhelmina Model agency.

Source: Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.

CONTACT: Tom Chiodo of Rubenstein Communications for Al Roker
Entertainment, Inc., +1-212-843-8289, tchiodo@rubenstein.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: Request for Coverage for Tuesday, March 14 at 2:00pm. To arrange for coverage, please call 212-843-8289 or email jkwon@rubenstein.com. WHAT: Taping of CELEBRITY FOOD FIGHT special WHO: Show Host Al Roker Chefs Daniel Boulud & Todd English Celebrity Contestants Morgan Fairchild & Mario Cantone Executive producers Al Roker, Lisa Sharkey and Michael Horowicz WHEN: March 14th (press call at 2:00 PM, taping with live audience begins at 2:30) WHERE: Institute of Culinary Education (50 West 23rd Street, New York)
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