Mike Colameco’s Real Food is one of the most popular and enduring cooking shows in the the history of New York’s iconic Channel 13WNET, Public Televisions largest affiliate. In 2016-2017 Real Food is going into it’s 15th season as a pioneer in food television with weekly broadcasts on 13WNET, NJTV, nationally on CREATE TV, and streaming on PBS.org and Mikes' YouTube page. Since the show launched in October 2000 the unique back-stage format has showcased New York’s vibrant restaurant culture, taking viewers behind the scenes in real time to visit with chefs, and restaurateurs. Shot documentary style, it is not reality TV, but a real chefs point of view at how the most influential people in today’s restaurant world are transforming the way we think about food. The program has featured, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Gabrielle Hamilton, Alain Ducasse, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, Eric Rippert, Danny Meyer, April Bloomfield, Daniel Humm and countless other industry tastemakers.
Mike Colameco’s Real Food
Mike is a professionally trained chef, author, radio and TV host. After graduating from the CIA in January ‘82 he worked at in Manhattan at the Four Season’s Restaurant, Windows On The World (Cellar in The Sky), The Maurice, Tavern On The Green and at the age of 31 was the Executive Chef at The Ritz Carlton, New York City prior to opening his own seasonal restaurant, The Globe in Cape May N.J. Along with being the host / producer of Mike Colameco’s Real Food, he was the host / producer of Food Talk on WOR710AM for 6 years and is currently the host Producer of Mike Colameco's Food Talk on The Heritage Radio Network. Mike is the author of Mike Colameco’s Food Lover’s Guide to New York City published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009 and has written for Saveur, Edible Manhattan, Guitar Aficionado, Snooth and Edible New Jersey.