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America Cooks with Chefs: Episode Three

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

January 06, 2015


After stops in Chicago and Miami, America Cooks with Chefs is hopping over to the West Coast for its third installment. In this seven-episode cooking competition, contestants will go behind the scenes at a James Beard Award–winning chef’s restaurant to learn tips, tricks, and advice for cooking more nutritious meals. The participants will then attend the 2015 Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) conference in California, where they will demonstrate their new skills in a live cooking challenge judged by a panel of celebrities.

Episode three stars Jordan Kennedy, of Arlington, Virginia. Jordan struggles with her weight and wants guidance on how to balance her health with her love of eating at nice restaurants. Having lost 30 pounds, but only to gain it back, Jordan is determined to lose the weight and keep it off for good. We matched her with chef Jimmy Schmidt, who creates innovative cuisine based around his personal food philosophy at Morgan’s in the Desert in La Quinta, California.

Be sure to check back next week for the fourth episode of America Cooks with Chefs. For more chefs, recipes, and videos, head over to You can also follow the competition on Twitter at @AmericaCooks.