It is quite possible to squander away an entire day watching the Food Network. Stars of the Food Network engage the viewer with their creative set designs, engaging banter, scrumptious cuisine, and innovative show themes. In these ways, food design is part of a fashion career. Culinary art schools are part of the fashion world and are the foundation for many high-profile chefs.
The Southwestern Appeal
Bobby Flay graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City in 1984 and now specializes in southwestern cuisine. Flay:
- Stars in three shows on the Food Network: Boy Meets Grill, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and FoodNation with Bobby Flay.
- Authored five books including Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay Cooks American, and Boy Get Gets Grill.
- Owns seven restaurants including Bolo, Mesa Grill, and the new Cove Atlantis.
The New Italian
Though the beautiful Giada De Laurentiis could have had a glamorous fashion career, she chose food instead and attended the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. De Laurentiis:
- Stars in Everyday Italian, Behind the Bash, and Giada's Weekend Getaways on the Food Network.
- Authored Everyday Pasta, Everyday Italian, and Giada's Family Dinners.
- Owns her own catering business, GDL Foods.
Napa Valley's Finest
Michael Chiarello calls The Culinary Institute of America in SoHo, New York, his alma mater. Now, he is famous for putting his "winery" and "healthy spa" twists on food. Chiarello:
- Stars in Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on the Food Network.
- Authored five books including At Home with Michael Chiarello and Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking.
- Opened Tra Vigne Restaurant in Napa Valley, California.
Culinary art schools provided the groundwork for these chefs. Fashion careers shouldn't be limited to just clothes and accessories; food can be a fashion as well.