Graham Elliot to Host Season Two of Bravo Original Digital Series GOING OFF THE MENU
Bravo Media's original digital series GOING OFF THE MENU is back for season two, premiering Monday, May 8 on bravotv.com and the Bravo Now app with new host "Top Chef" judge and alumni, Graham Elliot. Over the course of five new episodes, sponsored by Toyota, the series will take viewers on an exclusive culinary adventure as Graham navigates the UNDERGROUND Los Angeles food scene, from a secret supper club serving smuggled cheeses to an eight-course liquid dinner, all while giving fans the secrets to unlock these extraordinary food experiences.
This season, Graham is joined by guests hungry for a foodie feat, including Lance Bass, Cheryl Burke and Bravo's own Reza Farahan, among others. New episodes, will premiere weekly from May 8 to June 5, and are categorized by weekly themes: Heat, High Spirits, South Pacific, Through the Keyhole and Transformers. Each episode allows food enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the ultimate world of secret food experiences. For a sneak peek of the series, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/graham-elliot-hosts-going-off-the-menu-season-2-premiere-date-trailer.
"The return of 'Going Off the Menu' builds on Bravo's exciting push into the digital storytelling space," said Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President of Digital, Bravo and Oxygen Media. "Through creating new and original series, we are able to reach a wider audience while continuing to serve our existing fans with content surrounding their core passion points."
"We are fortunate to work with our brand partners to integrate them into our premium video content on all platforms," said Laura Molen, Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal. "Toyota is a valued partner of NBCUniversal's and continues to help enhance our content in authentic, meaningful ways."
"Toyota is thrilled to continue our partnership with 'Going Off the Menu' as the video series enters its second season and uncovers some of Los Angeles' hottest unground culinary experiences," said Nancy Inouye, National Media Manager, Toyota Motor North America. "A digital integration like this, is just one part of our larger relationship with NBCU, and aligns with Toyota's goal of creating innovative content for fans of the brand, while showcasing the brand in an unexpected light to others."
Through the series, Toyota will be featured in active integrations, specifically highlighting the 2017 RAV4. Content will showcase the Toyota's Bird's Eye View Camera and the vehicle's hands-free foot activated power lift gate.
Each episode of "Going Off the Menu" season two is broken into three segments to maximize digital consumption and will benefit from a comprehensive distribution strategy across the portfolio of NBCUniversal.
MEET THE HOST:
Graham Elliot, a critically-acclaimed chef, restaurateur, "Top Chef" judge and alumni and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces in the culinary world today.
Growing up a Navy brat allowed Elliot the opportunity to travel the world and all fifty states, sparking an intense interest in food and music which led to his attending Johnson & Wales University.
At age 27, Elliot became the youngest four-star chef to be named in any major U.S. city and was named one of Food & Wine magazine's "Best New Chefs" in 2004. In May of 2008, Elliot opened his eponymous restaurant, Graham Elliot, which went on to become one of only 15 restaurants in the U.S. to be awarded two Michelin stars. Graham received three James Beard Award nominations, competed on the first two seasons of "Top Chef Masters," "Iron Chef" and also served as a co-host and judge for "Masterchef" and "Masterchef Jr." Additionally, he was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's "Best New Chefs" and became the youngest Four Star Chef in the U.S., all before the age of 30.
Elliot, currently gearing up to launch his first ever restaurant project in Asia along with the unveiling of a new concept in his hometown of Chicago.
"Going Off the Menu" will be available through Video on Demand, Bravo Now app, YouTube, Facebook and bravotv.com. Additional content, including editorial features will be available on bravotv.com's "The Feast."
"Going Off the Menu" is produced by Citizen Pictures with Frank Matson and Tim McOsker serving as executive producers and John Yakovou serving as Co-executive producer.<