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Nourishing USA’s CEO, Chef Gina Keatley, to Appear on Food Network This Summer

This summer you can watch Chef Gina Keatley, CEO and founder of Nourishing NYC, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit community food program, on Food Network this summer. Chef Gina will be appearing on the new Food Network program Extreme Chef.

New York, NY, June 25, 2011 --( Nourishing USA Founder, Gina Keatley will be competing against two other award winning chefs to the death for $10,000.00 ( she plans to donate half to Nourishing USA if she wins. The funds will be used for the Junior Chef Program. An underprivileged children’s culinary and nutrition program.) OK, it is not to the Death but it’s really competitive. Watch Gina on the Mexican Showdown episode of Extreme Chef as she uses live mealworms, crickets and scorpions to make a dish in only 25 minutes. Then, the chefs must travel to the edge of town to fetch materials for their next dish, but must use a donkey as transportation. With twists including using a habañero pepper as a spicy ingredient, gathering materials from sixty swinging piñatas and making homemade tortillas, the three chefs battle to create dishes celebrating the culture and people of Mexico. After one competitor is eliminated, the two remaining chefs must prepare a perfect single bite using four ingredients native to Mexico. After searching through pots to find their ingredients, the chefs must remain focused as a local mariachi band plays raucously in the background. Only one chef can avoid the distraction to master the perfect bite and garner the title Extreme Chef.Chefs: Jason “J” Harley, Owner/Chef, PICI Enoteca (Los Angeles); Gina Keatley, Founder, Nourishing USA (New York City); Amadeus, Private Chef (Seattle).

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Nourishing USA’s mission is to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health. Nourishing USA provides nutritious meals and nutritional educational without question and without criticism. Anyone is welcome regardless of age, sex, race, financial qualifications, or religious beliefs. Nourishing USA was opened in 2008 to address deprived nutrition, poor health and hunger—large issues facing poverty-stricken communities in New York City. At Nourishing USA, we strive to achieve the mission of “Nutrition for All” through a three-pronged approach of feed, educate and advocate.

Food Network is a unique lifestyle network that engages its viewers with likable hosts and the variety of things they do with food. Distributed to over 100 million U.S. households, Food Network is committed to exploring new, different and interesting ways to approach food – through pop culture, adventure and travel – while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information., attracts an average of over 8 million unique visitors each month, while its popular e-newsletters have achieved a subscriber base of over 2.6 million fans. Two additional websites – and – further serve consumers hunger for more information. International Food Network launches include Food Network Canada, Food Network UK, Food Network Asia and Food Network EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa). Additionally, the network has been licensed for airing in over 138 countries.
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Nourishing USA
Scott Keatley
(646) 524-7627
419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

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