For Those You Food Network Watchers I’m A Judge On "Cake Wars: Christmas" This Season Beginning November 9th !!! ...

For those you Food Network watchers I’m a judge on “Cake Wars: Christmas” this season beginning November 9th!

It all happened quickly and without warning last May. The phone rang. It was Food Network saying, “We think you’d make a good judge on ‘Cake Wars: Christmas.’ But first you’ll have to come in for a screen test.” So I went in, and the first thing they said is, if you get the judge job what are you going to wear? So I toted over several of my suits. Without skipping a beat they said, “Your suits are way to ‘bold’ for Food Network! What else do you have?” I said, “Um, this is it. All of my suits look like this.” We went back and forth and, you guessed it, my “bold” suits won!

“Cake Wars: Christmas,” btw, is a reality-based competition show with eight teams competing for the big prize. Shooting the show was a blast! It took 7 days to film the 6 hour-long episodes. Frankly I was shocked by how smoothly it all ran. My co-judge, pastry chef extraordinaire Sherry Yard, kept us plump, constantly sharing her homemade sweet treats. The third judge changed every episode.  And the host, Jonathan Bennett, is hilarious! He SO kept the mood on the set easy breezy and light between takes by telling dirty jokes. We all had a blast!

Check your local listing for times. Sure do hope you enjoy the show!

Cheers to Food Network, “Cake Wars: Christmas” and YOU!

Charles Phoenix

Nov 3, 2015

Los Angeles