An Evening with the Next Food Network Stars

First things first, congrats to Jessica M. on winning the two VIP tickets to Luau on the Lake! Please email me your information at lifeinthecle (at)

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And don’t forget – you still have time to purchase discounted tickets!


Second, is anyone else loving The Next Food Network Star as much as I am? Obviously Chris Hodgson is a favorite, but I’m loving so many of the chefs on this show. My other faves are definitely Viet (and I was bummed when he was sent home last week), Stacey and Demaris (helloooo, the girl was hilarious last episode when making cocktails – we may end up being besties).

The competition (image c/o Food Network)

The competition (image c/o Food Network)

Even better than watching the show? Getting to meet some of these chefs next weekend! Chris is bringing in some of his friends from Next Food Network Star, including Viet, Stacey and Demaris, as well as Rodney (the pie guy) to raise money for some local nonprofits. They will be doing a few dinners, including one for Veggie U at Hodge’s Cleveland on Saturday, July 13th. My excitement about this dinner is through the roof. I’m anxiously awaiting to hear what the dinner will be and can’t wait to meet the chefs.

Limited tickets are still available for this dinner and you won’t want to miss it. Hope to see you there!

About Charlene Ann

Type A, City Dweller. Lover of all things CLE, bad pop music, coffee, reading, to-do lists and wine.
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