January 14. 2010. The TASTY AWARDS: Celebrating and recognizing the year's best achievements in food and fashion programs on television, in film and on the web. Winners of the TASTY AWARDS will be announced and receive their honors on January 14th, 2010 at a red carpet Awards Show at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco, portions of which will be filmed for broadcast on national television in February 2010 to millions of households.
Lifetime Achievement Awards and other Special Awards will also be presented to valuable contributors to the industry and the genre.
Actress Debi Mazar ("Entourage," "Dancing With the Stars," "Ugly Betty," UnderTheTuscanGun.com),
Chef Nathan Lyon of TV's "A Lyon in the Kitchen,"
Food Network's Host, Chef Tyler Florence
The Executive Producers of "No Reservations" and "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie," Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins.
Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway, Cake Boss and Guy Fieri lead the awards finalists with several nominations each. (I'm a Judge)
Hosted by food and travel television star Zane Lamprey of "Three Sheets" fame (Scripps Fine Living Network), the two-hour red carpet event takes place at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco on January 14th. The program will air on stations nationwide in February 2010, reaching millions of households and on Hulu.com.
The show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including Tyler Florence (Food Network), Joanne Weir (PBS), G. Garvin (TV One), Tanya Holland (Food Network), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library TV), Marcy Smothers (Radio), Novella Carpenter (Author), Anita Chu (Author), Dominique Crenn (Food Network - Next Iron Chef), Brian Solis (New Media Guru), Marissa Churchill (Bravo, Top Chef), and more.
Special Achievement Awards have been announced for Anthony Bourdain, Martin Yan, Paul Prudhomme, YouTube, Alton Brown, Jacque Pepin, Meryl Streep, Giada De Laurentiis, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," Modelinia and Tim Gunn, among others.
The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over recent years, making them some of the highest watched video content. The TASTY AWARDS spotlight the year's best achievements in food and fashion programs on television, in film, and on the web.
To see the nominees and categories for the 2010 "TASTY Awards" and to participate in the Viewers Choice voting, and broadcast and ticket information, please go to www.TastyAwards.com, as well as get updates on Twitter.
For the full list of Finalists and Categories, VIP Tickets and Updates, Sponsors & Partners, go HERE.
The January 14th Awards Show takes place at the Sundance Kabuki theater in San Francisco; the gourmet After Party at the New People center. Special musical performance of "Cake" by Charity and the JAMBand.