Cake by the Ocean named SONG OF THE YEAR by the TASTE AWARDS


Cake by the Ocean by DNCE has been named for SONG OF THE YEAR, for the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS.


The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry, and the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema.

Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.

8th Annual TASTE Awards Finalists and Honorees Announced

The 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS announce the Special Achievement Award Winners (Honorees), General Category Award Nominees, and Viewers Choice Nominees.

TASTE AWARDS Winner Kid Chef Eliana Wins Food Network’s Chopped Teen Tournament Battle 4


16-year-old Kid Chef Eliana (Eliana de Las Casas), TASTE AWARDS-winning chef, cookbook author, and radio show host, is a competitor on Food Network’s Chopped Teen Tournament. The tournament has 16 teens battling for a cash prize of $25,000. Kid Chef Eliana won Battle 4 of the series and moves on to the finale, which airs on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9pm CDT.

The incredibly popular show with millions of viewers pits contestants against each other while trying to master ingredients revealed in a mystery basket. In Chopped Teen Tournament, there are four contestants in each battle with three rounds: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Each contestant receives the same ingredients and are given 30 minutes to transform the ingredients into dishes presented to three celebrity chef judges. If the judges deem the dish unsatisfactory, the contestant is “chopped.” The winner of each battle in Chopped Teen Tournament advances to the grand finale on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to compete for $25,000.

Eliana says, “I am thrilled that I won Battle 4 of the competition but more importantly, I made awesome new friends both on screen and off. The other teen chefs I competed with are crazy talented and I am grateful to have made it this far. The love and support from my family, school, and community have been overwhelming.”


Image Courtesy of the Food Network

Eliana will have a public viewing party at Poseidon Restaurant, 2100 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, where she will host a meet and greet and book signing. The Asian restaurant boasts large screen televisions and four fun karaoke rooms. Owner “Jimmy” Zhao Li says, “We are honored to host Chef Eliana’s Chopped Finale viewing party and hope everyone enjoys watching Chopped here.” Poseidon’s PR Director, Carolyn Shelton, says, “We are so proud of young Chef Eliana and can’t wait to see her in the finale! Our whole restaurant is rooting for her.”

The accomplished young chef and cookbook author’s weekly radio show, “Let’s Get Cookin’,” is on New Orleans 102.3 FM WHIV (“We Honor Independent Voices”). She is currently featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Kids Fun Facts and Silly Stories (Ripley Entertainment; September 2016) and Garvey’s Choice by award-winning children’s book author, Nikki Grimes (Wordsong; September 2016). Kid Chef Eliana attends New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she is enrolled in the culinary arts program supported by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.

Check out Kid Chef Eliana’s newest cookbook, Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit!

ABOUT Kid Chef Eliana
16-year-old Award-Winning Chef, Cookbook Author, and Radio Show Host
CEO of Eliana Cooks!
National Food & Beverage Foundation Kids Ambassador
Crescent City Farmers Market Marketeer Ambassador
Twitter: @KidChefEliana
Facebook: ElianaCooksFanPage
Instagram: @KidChefEliana

A taste of the Domestic Geek: Breakout Foodies of the Year Award

YouTube Star Sara Lynn Cauchon, aka the Domestic Geek, was a recent honoree winner of the Breakout Foodies of the Year TASTE AWARD.

She has been very busy since then, as these two great recipe videos from her online series demonstrate.

5 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:

5 Outrageously Delicious Milkshakes:

About Sara:

Sara Lynn Cauchon wants to make eating well a lot more delicious. Since launching her YouTube channel, The Domestic Geek, in April 2014 she has earned more than 600,000 dedicated subscribers who appreciate her fresh, fuss-free approach to cooking. In that time she’s shared more than 100 original, mouth-watering recipes as well as countless tips and tricks for making life at home easier.

An experienced guest expert, Sara Lynn has made dozens of appearances on hit lifestyle shows like The Social and Steven and Chris. She’s also a dynamic motivational speaker who has shared her story at a number of live events.

Sara Lynn is also an established television host/producer/director who has more than a decade of industry experience. She has hosted a number of television programs including Diva On A Dime, GirlzTV and HGTV’s Rooms That Rock, for which she was nominated for the GEMINI Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Host In A Lifestyle Series.

When Sara Lynn isn’t on set, you’ll most likely find her in the kitchen. Her love affair with food started nearly 20 years ago when she would eagerly help her mom with dinner. Since then, good food has become an obsession. And, although she is not technically a chef, she spends most of her spare time whipping up delicious recipes for friends and family.

Red Carpet Flashback – Celebrity Top Chef Fabio Viviani at the 2nd Annual TASTE AWARDS

Haily Helton interviews celebrity TV chef Fabio Viviani and mixologist Jacopo Falleni on the Red Carpet for The 2nd Annual TASTY AWARDS for ED MAGIK TV, the premiere awards show celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online.

Fabio is a fan favorite from programs such as TOP CHEF, and is a multiple TASTE AWARD winner.

The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in food, fashion and lifestyle programs on television, in film, online and on radio.

The 2nd Annual TASTE AWARDS were held at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on January 13, 2011.

Red Carpet Flashback – TV Host Kara Birkenstock at the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS

TV Host Kara Birkenstock on the Red Carpet at the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood. Kara is a Host of MYX-TV’s “Eat Your Words” series.

Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Brogyn Gage was invited to come out to the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood including screening excerpts from award winners and honorees at the venue’s the Egyptian Theatre.

The TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year’s best in food, fashion and lifestyle programs on television, in film, online and on radio.

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