Philadelphia, PA - August 16, 2011 - 24-hour preschool
television channel Sprout is celebrating Food Week with a special
appearance by Iron Chef Jose Garces, for a "Sunshine Chef" cook-off
against Chica the Chicken on Tuesday, August 23 during Sprout's The
Sunny Side Up Show, which airs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
ET. Filming for the kitchen showdown took place at JG
Domestic, one of Garces' newest restaurants. The Sunny
Side Up Show host Liz served as Iron Chef chairman and moderator
for the event. During the showdown, Chef Chica and Chef
Garces worked with the secret ingredient - cheese - and created
fun, delicious recipes.
After the cook-off, winner Chef Garces, who had a little help
from some familiar judges (his daughter Olivia, 9 and son Andres,
4) received The Good Egg Award in recognition of him cooking
delicious food and displaying good sportsmanship. Chica's
fun, preschool-friendly dish that parents and their preschoolers
can easily recreate at home will also be available at www.SproutOnline.com.
Additionally, The Sunny Side Up Show will be celebrating Food
Week all week long with cooking inspired crafts, games, activities
For additional information on Sprout programs or schedules, or to
play games, download free coloring pages or find great activities
for kids, visit SproutOnline.com. To find out where Sprout is
available in your area, call 1.8.SPROUT.411 or go to
Available in over 50 million homes, Sprout is the first 24-hour
preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for
children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. The
24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along
with the website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that
follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its
distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted
blocks. Sprout's VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for
younger children with over one billion views.
Sprout is a partnership among NBCUniversal, HIT Entertainment,
PBS and Sesame Workshop. Its program lineup of gold-standard,
curriculum-based preschool shows includes: Sesame Street®,
Bob the Builder™, Barney & Friends™, The Wiggles®, Thomas &
Friends™, Caillou®, The Berenstain Bears™, Roary the Racing
Car™, dirtgirlworld and more.
About Chef Jose Garces
Since opening his first restaurant, Amada, in 2005, Chef Jose
Garces has emerged as one of the nation's most gifted chefs.
He has opened seven additional restaurants; authored a stunning
cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, September 2008); won
the James Beard Foundation's prestigious "Best Chef Mid-Atlantic"
award 2009; and won Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, making him
one of Food Network's seven Iron Chefs and whose Garces Restaurant
Group includes eight popular and successful restaurants in
Philadelphia and Chicago. For more information on Chef Jose
Garces or any of his restaurants, please visit www.garcesgroup.com and
follow him on Twitter: @chefjosegarces.