Now in its seventh season celebrating and exploring life through food, the Emmy-winning informative talk show “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime program co-hosted by the Emmy-winning, dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. “The Chew” serves up everything food – from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more – all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Broadcast weekdays from New York City (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET), “The Chew” features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall and entertaining expert Clinton Kelly.
Mario Batali is co-owner of 25 restaurants across the country, including his flagship New York City restaurant, Babbo. Batali has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including “Ciao America” and “Molto Mario.” He is also the author of 11 cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning “Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes.”
Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers not only on “The Chew,” but also as an Iron Chef on Food Network. He is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland and Angeline at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is also the author of several cookbooks, with his fifth due to hit stands in early 2018.
Carla Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “Hootie hoo,” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Her cookbooks are “Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes From Around the World” and “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You.” She is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.”
Clinton Kelly is well known for hosting TLC’s wildly popular makeover show “What Not to Wear” for ten years. He is the author of five books, including his most recent compilation of personal essays, “I Hate Everyone, Except You.” He is a contributing editor for Woman’s Day magazine and designs a clothing line for QVC called Kelly by Clinton Kelly. He lives in New York City and Connecticut with his husband, Damon, and their Jack Russell terrier, Mary.
“The Chew” is executive produced by Gordon Elliott and Aimee Householder and produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for The ABC Television Network. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.