NEW DAY NEW CHEF, the popular vegan cooking show now streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video, just won two prestigious Taste Awards, which are considered to be “The Oscars of Food.” The eight-episode season, which debuted in February of 2020, won this year’s Taste Awards for Best Series Pilot and Best Filmed at Home Episodes.
Along with amazing vegan chefs, the season featured vegan athletes, including NBA legend John Salley and Olympian Dotsie Bausch, as well as bodybuilders, actors, singers, and even a vegan accountant.
New Day New Chef: Support and Feed Edition garnered the award for Best Filmed at Home Episodes. This season looked at the work of Maggie Baird, whose organization raises funds for vegan restaurants to make nutritious, delicious food for those in need. The season featured a slew of celebrities, including: Downton Abbey‘s Lesley Nicol, Dynasty‘s Elaine Hendrix, Lost‘s Emilie de Ravin, Dancing with the Stars‘ Joanna Krupa, and America’s Next Top Model‘s Katie Cleary. It even included a cameo appearance by Maggie’s multi Grammy-winning, vegan children, Billie Eilish and Finneas.
The plant-based cooking shows are hosted by award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell and produced through her non-profit, the JaneUnChained News Network, in conjunction with Emmy-winning Executive Producer Eamonn McCrystal of Inspired.
These two awards are both Viewer Choice Awards, reflecting the popularity of the series, which also airs on public television stations around the nation.
“We wanted to show that whipping up plant-based meals is a joyous experience. There’s an infinite variety of combos in veggies, legumes, grains, nuts and fruits. Today, we can put an interesting vegan spin on every traditional dish. You might say vegan cooking is the New Nouvelle Cuisine,” said Velez-Mitchell.
The series is about to tape its next season, New Day New Chef LIVE, which will feature some of America’s top chefs showing off their plant-based skills in the kitchen.
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