For Immediate Release
ASPIRETV EXPANDING ITS “EAT” LIFESTYLE PROGRAMMING VERTICAL WITH NEW SERIES CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION
CHEF G. GARVIN SET TO SERVE AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AS PART OF NEW CULINARY EXPERT ROLE WITH THE NETWORK
ATLANTA – Sept. 29, 2022 – AspireTV, the network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle, announced today that the network is ramping up production in the “Eat” lifestyle programming vertical with two new series set to premiere in 2023: City Eats: Atlanta and Twisted Dish. AspireTV will announce additional series soon as they continue to expand the programming lifestyle verticals of Eat, Shop, Live, Dream and Play.
AspireTV is also expanding its relationship with renowned Chef, Author, Producer and Restaurateur, Chef G. Garvin. Chef G. will now serve as Executive Producer and Chief Culinary Content Advisor for the new series and others to follow in the culinary genre. In his role, he will help develop concepts and identify on-camera talent, oversee creative execution and provide creative direction, and serve as an ambassador of the network to help promote the brand and content. Chef G. has previously served as Executive Producer of aspireTV’s first lifestyle original series Butter + Brown and is the host and Executive Producer of G. Garvin Live!
“It’s an honor to expand our relationship with Chef G. to build out our culinary programming offering,” said Angela Cannon, senior vice president of multicultural networks & strategy, UP Entertainment. “AspireTV has worked with Chef G. both in front of and behind the camera and cannot wait to bring our viewers more of what we know television viewers are seeking – lifestyle content that is reflective of the black culture with incredible new talent. Allowing viewers to always #seeyourselfhere. At aspireTV it’s our mission to use the five lifestyle pillars as an authentic lens into Black culture and urban lifestyle through Eat, Live, Shop, Play and Dream. We invite you to tune in to these two new series as we take you on an exciting culinary journey.”
City Eats: Atlanta
Hosted by artist, multi-platinum songwriter and entrepreneur Zak Wallace & Chef Kristol Bryant, City Eats: Atlanta takes viewers on a flavor journey through the city. Atlanta, known for its vibrant mix of modern plus classic southern charm, tops the charts for culinary enthusiasts due to its expansive range of restaurants covering every type of cuisine. Come along as our talent explores several restaurants and brings viewers into the kitchen for an intimate conversation with the chef to understand their culinary vision, see a dish come to life first-hand, and witness how these chefs infuse the vibe of the city at the heart of the dining experience. It’s like having your own personal seat at the chef’s table. Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin and Jim Reeve in association with Great Point Media.
Come explore the world with Chef Jay and Chef Daryl in aspireTV’s new original series, Twisted Dish. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure as we remake world famous dishes and cocktails with a twist. Tune in for a fun and exciting show where you will learn how to take local ingredients and create a culturally relevant dish your family and friends will love. Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin and Jim Reeve in association with Great Point Media.
About Chef Garvin
Restaurateur, CEO of Garvin Food Group, Chief Culinary Advisor for SodexoMAGIC, and
President of Culinary Development for Nashwood Brands. Chef Garvin started his culinary career at the age of 13 in his hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. Within 3 years, he was working at the Ritz Carlton-Downtown as the youngest line cook working with German Chef Vulker Shupp. He would later move to Palm Springs, California working under Chef Jean Pierre Dubray at the Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage. As his culinary career continued to show promise, Garvin relocated to Los Angeles, California, where his career evolved from Sous Chef to Executive Chef, to eventually opening his own catering & events company and signature restaurant. He continued to make a name for himself, and within a short span of time, made the leap to TV with his Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin show. After seven seasons, three books, and numerous accolades, his increasing popularity would lead to shows on the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, and his first James Beard Award nomination. Garvin can now be seen as a special guest on Good Morning America, or on Food Network alongside hosts such as Guy Fieri. He has also opened numerous restaurants in Atlanta through his “LowCountry Restaurants” brand and is actively working to educate and inspire the next generation of culinary professionals with his “G Garvin Culinary and Hospitality Foundation”. Through Garvin’s efforts, he hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within not only the cooking industry but in society as a whole where chefs of color are often categorized more often by race than a profession.
AspireTV is the television network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle in a way that is inspiring, authentic and entertaining. AspireTV offers reality series, specials and independent films as well as beloved dramas, contemporary comedies and provocative documentaries that allow you to connect and … see yourself here. AspireTV is available in the top 50 African American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/AspireTV, @TVaspire on Twitter and @TVaspire on Instagram.
Kristina Stafford Kelly