Fresh Brewed Films Wraps 'Thankfully Local With Chef Chuck'
HIGH POINT, NC, Apr 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Fresh Brewed Films, LLC, is proud to announce the wrapping of
production for the MAVTV pilot, Thankfully Local With Chef Chuck, a
cooking show that highlights Chef Charles Hayworth's survival from
stomach cancer that he attributes to eating nothing but fresh,
locally grown produce.
Hayworth is a 10-year cancer survivor and owner and executive chef of
Worth It Cafe, North Carolina's first quick-service farm-to-table
restaurant in Durham's famed Research Triangle. Thankfully Local
follows Chef Chuck through various farmers markets and into his home,
where he features regulars from his restaurant and instructs them on
how to make healthful, local dishes. Each episode highlights a
different locally grown ingredient of the week.
"I'm incredibly honored to have the opportunity to shine the light on
my friends and showcase the amazing passion of the area farmers who I
personally give credit to, along with my doctors, in saving my life,"
said Hayworth, a graduate of Johnson and Wales University who also
has experience as a motion picture caterer.
In one of the first episodes, viewers tag along as Hayworth visits L
and G Farm's booth at a local farmers market where a rainbow of sweet
potatoes are on display. Hayworth talks with the growers about the
different varieties and their uses, providing valuable information to
the audience. Upon returning home, he invites a long-time neighbor
over and together they cook up sweet potato and baby leek soup, sweet
potato au gratin served with grilled asparagus and North Carolina
pork tenderloin, and for dessert, sweet potato panna cotta.
"Chuck is an incredibly talented chef with an engaging personality,"
said director Josh Strayhorn. "And, the message the series conveys
about the many benefits of using produce from local farms is not only
timely but has broad appeal."
Future episodes will each focus on a different ingredient from not
only the Tar Heel State but also from across the Southeastern United
States, serving up education, shopping tips, recipes and putting a
face on the men and women who struggle to not only put food on their
own tables but ours, as well.
About Fresh Brewed Films
Fresh Brewed Films is a High Point-based
film, television and new media production company led by producer
Michael Hayworth, Chuck's brother. Michael is a graduate of the Full
Sail School of Film and the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. He has studied media marketing management at the Harvard
Business School and has over a decade of experience in film
production. Previous successful projects include Bar Flies and 55
Mercer Street, the first-ever, live-action, scripted Web series.
MAVTV, seen in 8.7 million households, was founded in
2002 by four former Showtime Network executives and was originally
geared towards a male-dominated audience. In 2011, MAVTV was
purchased by Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer
with a history in television production. Having grown their company
from a single-product company into an international powerhouse in the
lubricant and motorsports industries, Lucas Oil was eager to employ
similar strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network.
Lucas envisioned a broader-scoped network geared towards the modern
American family, with significant enhancements to add more value to
the consumer experience, including, but not limited to: investments
in programming, updated on-air look, and increased production
quality. MAVTV continues to grow daily and will never stop its
mission to deliver the highest quality HD programming possible.
SOURCE: Fresh Brewed Films
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