Author: Baker Brian


Bootcamp at CIA – Napa Valley

For many years, I wanted to visit The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in St. Helena, California. Their amazing campus is located in the heart of Napa Valley. Built in 1889 for Greystone Cellars, the massive 117,000 square foot building housed several wineries before finally, in the 1990’s, becoming the […]


Giada Entertains – 2017

I was recently asked back for the 2017 Season of Giada Entertains. I was able to join three different shows: Giada’s Film Festival, Giada’s Valentine Dinner and Giada’s Hidden Talent. In Giada’s Film Festival, five of us were asked to produce an individual mini-film using only our phones. We were […]


Giada’s Holiday Handbook

As a fan of The Food Network, I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest on Giada’s first season of Giada Entertains. The episode, “Tis the Season,” kicked off the holiday season with a wonderful open house. We ate, we drank, we laughed, and before I knew it, […]