"Let's Dish" with Chef Chris Koetke

April 27, 2009 9:48:13 AM PDT
Healthy eating never tasted so good when LET'S DISH, the half-hour cooking show hosted by Chef Chris Koetke, cooks up some great tasting meals that are both good for you and easy to make in your own kitchen.Let's Dish is just one of the original programs featured on the LIVE WELL HD Network. devoted to home, health and lifestyles. Live Well HD premieres to a national audience this week. Other exciting offerings on Live Well HD include: Home with Lisa Quinn, showcasing home makeovers; Mirror/Mirror, health and beauty tips; Motion, fun outdoor activities; Advice for Life, problem solving life's thorny issues, and Say Ahh, expert medical advice.

From main course meals to deserts and low-fat munchies, Let's Dish shows you how to cook something that's good for the body, mind and soul. Chef Chris shares his easy to make recipes and healthy cooking tips for a smooth transition to a healthier, happier lifestyle. Let's Dish viewers will never have to sacrifice delicious in order to be healthy!

During each edition of Let's Dish various experts in the food industry from amazing chefs to nutritionists will be featured. The "Calories In, Calories Out" segment will offer insight on how every day life can provide some fantastic and beneficial cost-free workout opportunities.

Christopher Koetke has been a culinary instructor at The School of the Culinary Arts of Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois, since January 1998. He was appointed Dean of the School of Culinary Arts in 2005. Koetke began cooking professionally in 1982 and cooked in some of the finest kitchens in France. He was named Chef of the Year by the Chicago chapter of the International Food and Wine Society.

Let's Dish is debuting today! It will be airing multiple times throughout each day on ABC's new LiveWellHD Network, which you can find over the air on ABC 7.2 and on Comcast Channel 217. For more info, log on to www.livewellhd.com. Cathy Vlahogiannis is the producer of Let's Dish.

More about Chef Chris

Christopher Koetke has been a culinary instructor at The School of the Culinary Arts of Kendall College since January 1998. He was appointed Dean of the School of Culinary Arts in 2005. Christopher began cooking professionally in 1982, starting at local restaurants in his hometown, Valparaiso, Indiana. He soon moved to Chicago and procured a position at L'Escargot on Halsted. Eager to expand his knowledge of fine cuisine, Christopher traveled to France where he worked in some of the country's finest kitchens: Pavillon Elysees, Pierre Gagnaire, Taillevent and Pierre Orsi. Upon his return to the United States, Christopher began a 5 year tenure at the world famous Le Fran?ais in Wheeling, Illinois. During this time, Christopher finished third in the U.S. finals of the Bocuse d'Or culinary competition. In 1992, Christopher became the Executive Chef of Chicago's Les Nomades restaurant. While there, he was named Chef of the Year by the Chicago chapter of the International Food and Wine Society. He has a B.A. degree in French literature from Valparaiso University and a Certificat de la Langue Francaise from the Sorbonne in Paris and an MBA from Dominican University. He sits on numerous boards and is a founding member of the Greater Midwestern Foodways Alliance. Christopher is a frequent presenter at different forums internally as well as a frequent guest on TV and radio in Chicago.

Apple, Sage and Quinoa

Bulgur Wheat Salad with Lemon and Feta and Grilled Halibut


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