Kontos Foods Names Culinary Expert Angie Shaghaghi for Recipe Development, Social Media
Kontos Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced it has named Angie Shaghaghi, a culinary expert and familiar face on celebrity cooking shows, for recipe development and social media. As Kontos Foods seeks to expand its line of French-Style Traditional and Savory Crepes and other baked goods into retail stores, Shaghaghi will help to educate consumers on how Kontos products can be used as an inspiration for nutritious family meals, casual or formal entertaining and healthy snacking.
"Like Kontos, Angie Shaghaghi has a deep passion for creating delicious meals that promote good health, wellness and enjoyment of life and eating. She is emerging as an energetic, creative celebrity cook who combines delicious culinary ideas with practical ways to eat better and healthier," said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods. "Additionally, Angie hails from Tarpin Springs, Fla., a Gulf Coast community rich in fresh foods, and, interestingly, Greek culture. We are delighted to have forged a relationship with her."
Shaghaghi will work closely with Kontos' Executive Chef Demetrios to develop and communicate delicious, easy-to-prepare meals with flair. Retailers and consumers will start seeing Angie soon, in Kontos Foods' digital and social media outlets in particular, sharing her ideas via video, postings and interviews.
Earlier this year, Shaghaghi appeared in Lipton Tea commercials, as a culinary expert and judge with Ted Allen, currently airing on the Food Network. In 2011, she was voted a fan favorite on Rachel Ray's "Hey Can You Cook All Stars" with Mexican cooking sensation Marcella Vallavolid. In 2009, she appeared on Food Network's "Chopped." She got her start in 2008 on Rachael Ray's "Hey Can You Cook," where she competed for five weeks, judged by Gordon Ramsay. Along the journey, she has cooked for Michael Bublé and Ming Tsai from Food Network's "East Meets West."