The Mr. Food Test Kitchen TV segment has gone on-location both nationally and internationally to both educate and bring viewers a tasty look at many fascinating destinations.
Over the course of more than 30 years, a cornucopia of Mr. Food Test Kitchen on-location programming showcasing America’s bounty from coast to coast have been produced showcasing fruit and vegetable and nut crops from the field to our tables.
A five day series taped in The Festival City, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, showcasing Canadian Prairie cooking; as well as highlighting various points of interest all over the city. Visits include the historic Fairmont McDonald Hotel for High Tea, Aboriginal cooking of Bannock at Fort Edmonton Park, The Hardware Grill (a former hardware store which is now a high end restaurant), The Gallery Walk Art District and Café De Ville for an artistic dessert and La Ronde a revolving rooftop restaurant for sky high views of the city
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
The flavors of the Bahamas were highlighted in two separate series in 1997 and 1999 as Mr. Food produced on-location segments at various locations on the grounds of this luxurious multi-million dollar resort, as well as in neighboring towns to capture true local flavor.
Bob’s Candies: Albany, Georgia
How are candy canes made? In 2002 as part of one of his half-hour holiday specials, Mr. Food traveled to one of the largest manufacturers to get the behind the scenes candy cane manufacturing story for his viewers.
Mr. Food took his show on the road to the famous Grand Palace in Branson, Missouri. The Who’s Who of the country music industry have passed through these doors, so Mr. Food just had to hit all the right notes when he prepared the local favorites for his fans.
Chicago is one of the best all-American cities for food lovers. This week-long series highlighted stops at establishments featuring local specialties like deep-dish pizza, a world famous steakhouse, a well-known cheesecake bakery and much more.
Chile, South America
Mr. Food headed to South America and participated in an agricultural tour that would have any food-lover hungering to make a visit to this land of abundance.
Mr. Food takes a tasty flight into the fantasy at the international headquarters of Cirque Productions where performers from all over the world present a spine-bending, world-famous show! After inspiration like that we tested and came up with show-stopping recipes that perform well in any kitchen.
The historic living history museum that is Colonial Williamsburg was the backdrop to both a half hour holiday special and several Mr. Food TV news segments over the course of two separate visits. Mr. Food takes viewers back in time to colonial days, and recreates some of the most popular traditional dishes of that time….of course, using modern-day conveniences.
The island’s brightly colored buildings and spectacular beaches provided the perfect backdrop for Mr. Food to highlight a week-long series featuring traditional Dutch dishes with a tropical twist.
Disney’s California Adventure
Joined by “Mickey,” America’s favorite mouse, Mr. Food took viewers on a grand opening tour of this California-themed amusement park…showcasing foods that allow viewers to take the fun home, of course!
Disneyland and Walt Disney World
The Mr. Food Test Kitchen loves both Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Disneyland in Anaheim, California , and has produced several shows at each park, always sharing distinctive recipes to match our adventures there.
Disney Cruise Line
The Mr. Food Test Kitchen shared the fun and sun (and of course tasty recipes!) as they embarked on the Disney Magic and visited Disney’s oasis, Castaway Cay with some very special friends.
Doral Resort and Spa: Miami Beach, Florida
What better place than the beautiful Doral Resort & Spa to pick up exercise, health, and food tips? Mr. Food incorporated them all in this stunning series of shows that took him from the spa to the golf course, with healthy meal ideas along the way.
Somewhere in the country there’s a food festival being held. Mr. Food has attended a plethora of world-famous food festivals as well as some novel one of kind ones; to bring local flavors and unique recipes to viewers.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mr. Food took his show on the road to south Florida’s “Venice of America” and shared the tropical sights, sounds and tastes of many “Floribbean-style ” dishes as he toured this popular destination.
Georgia Fruit Cake Company: Claxton, Georgia
There are no better fruitcakes than the ones they make in Claxton, and Mr. Food showed just how they do it! This behind-the-scenes look in the bakery that is famous for fruitcakes, was featured on one of Mr. Food’s half hour holiday specials as well as a TV news segment.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Make tracks with Mr. Food as he visits a fascinating antique railroad museum and samples dining car favorites in vintage trains and bakes up a model cake for all those model train buffs!
Mr. Food took viewers on a behind the scenes Hershey Candy Company factory tour in one of the chocolate capita’s of the world as well as visited surrounding locations such as the historic Hershey Hotel featuring chocolate spa treatments.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and Mr. Food’s tasty two day series encompassed a tour of two Texas watering holes where food and fun go hand in hand. Viewers were treated to some traditional tastes of the Lone Star State that included a hearty secret recipe chili and some down-home chicken fried steak smothered in a creamy gravy.
Ireland: The Emerald Isle
Mr. Food travels across the pond to take viewers on a 5-show tour of the breathtaking Emerald Isle of Ireland showcasing the many historic castles and landmarks in Western Ireland as well as featuring classics like “How to make an Irish Coffee” and “How to pour a Guinness.”
Kennedy Space Center
Mr. Food blasts off with an out of this world look at America’s space program, with a look at dining miles above the earth! Working in conjunction with the Kennedy Space Center and Mission Control in Houston, Mr. Food shared tasty secrets from the Space Shuttle era.
The Amish way of life may not include modern appliances, but the Amish people sure provided Mr. Food with plenty of hospitality and delicious dishes during the exploration of their culture in 2002 and again in 2011.
Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens
East meets west in this tranquil and tasty visit to a traditional Japanese Garden and teahouse and Asian museum in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Food learns about many Japanese tasty cultural traditions and shares them with his viewers.
Napa Valley, California
Mr. Food is the toast of the town as he visits breathtakingly beautiful California wine country. His tasty stop in Napa Valley included exploring wineries, a ride on the Wine Train and a balloon ride high above the valley.
New York City
There’s nothing like magical New York City during the holidays, from the beautifully decorated storefronts to horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Tavern on the Green Restaurant and Rockefeller Center play tasty host to Mr. Food for his 2003 holiday special in the Big Apple.
While cruising through the locks of the Panama Canal and Latin America’s tropical forests, Mr. Food performed cooking demonstrations to highlight his amazing surroundings.
Mr. Food visits the city of Brotherly Love for a tasty tour of all their classic dishes. He covers Philly Cheese Steak and soft pretzels to Amish Favorites and everything in between! Stops including historic Reading Terminal Market, The Italian Market, and a traditional soft pretzel factory.
Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Mr. Food Test Kitchen gives viewers a tasty behind-the-scenes look at the Greatest Show on Earth! From dancing elephants and the spine-tingling high wire acts to some very special clowning around – the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus has never been more fun!
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
With all the activities available aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s “floating cities,” in 2000, Mr. Food worked up quite an appetite, which he satisfied with several tropical recipes that can be easily made at home! On-board chefs from the brand new Voyager of the Seas cruise ship participated to enhance the series.
San Francisco, California
The “City by the Bay” was host to Mr. Food as he got a taste of this west coast metropolis that is famous for a variety of food. From Fisherman’s Wharf to Boudin’s Sour Dough Bakery to China Town…with rides across the Golden Gate Bridge, on their world-famous cable cars, a sail to Alcatraz and a visit to Lombard Street one of the most crooked streets in the world; it was a tasty trip to remember.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
The Mr. Food Test Kitchen team covered Miami, Florida’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival associated with the Food Network for several years in a row. TV segments featured well-known Food Network stars such as Rachael Ray, Paula Deen and many more.
U.S. Navy Fleet Week & Military Salutes
In Mr. Food’s continuing effort to support every division U.S. of the military, he took the Mr. Food TV segment to the high seas to present a tasty patriotic salute to the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry S. Truman in honor of Fleet Week in 2002. Additional tapings and events were held on the guided missile destroyer the U.S.S. Porter in 2010, U.S.S. Ross in 2011 and U.S.S. Cole in 2015.