He’s Irish. She’s Italian. Both are excellent on camera and great to work with.
Sean and Cathy Cummings chef-it-up every other month with the OPUBCO video crew. We keep a small footprint, usually 2-3 people running a two-camera set-up. The videos are released twice a month on NewsOK.com. And they can be watched at Buy For Less’ web site and YouTube page. Also they can be viewed on the many screens inside the Buy For Less Locations.
We usually tape four episodes per session. Today we cranked out nine, including five :15 clips that will play on the Buy For Less screens promoting their new cheese section.
Click on the diagram to the right for a larger view of the set, located just outside the Buy For Less deli.
Here are a few recent Gourmet Grille videos from Sean and Cathy.
And yes, that first segment involved donuts. Really low-fat, healthy donuts of course! With bacon. And sprinkles.
One of our new productions is called Open Flame. Dave Cathey calls it “open mic night” for local chefs. To kick off the event, and there are six total planned at American Propane,
Cathey invited Ryan Parrott from Iguana Grill and Luke Fry from Good Egg Dining Group to step up to the mic/grill. I think Mark Ridener from Good Egg’s Cheever’s Cafe originally was to man the AGE grill but had a scheduling conflict. Enter Chef Fry, who leads the Republic Gastropub kitchen efforts.
David Jones and I shot the event last Thursday. No shortage of smoke in the awesome cabana at American Propane. Whether we violated any burn ban ordinances, I don’t know, but the crowd of around 50 people enjoyed the fine grilling put on by these three.
Some things are just understood.
Great event. Took a week for my gear to air out. Clothes needed a couple rounds in the washing machine.
As per our usual, Jones and I shot with two Canon 7D cameras, matching the audio with a Zoom H4N. Jones went hand held with his shooting, using the camera strap as a third point of contact. I stayed with the tripod.
And below is an outtake that didn’t make the final product. Dave Cathey and Luke Fry are suspiciously behind Ryan Parrott, trying to light the grill. Judging by the ensuing fireball, they figured it out.
Wine and beef pairing: a cooking demonstration by Kurt Fleischfresser and David Egan at the Wine Forum of Oklahoma 2011, held Saturday, April 9.
Renown Argentine chef Francis Mallmann delivered the keynote speech during Wine Forum of Oklahoma 2011 at Oklahoma State University.
Attended my first Chefs’ Feast last night. It’s an event that has been annual for over two decades in Oklahoma City. I’ve attended a lot of events at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, but this was probably the biggest crowd I’ve seen there for a charity deal. Over $100,000 was raised for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma last night.
Ryan Parrott of Iguana Grill and the ladies from Big Truck Tacos tied for people’s favorite among the 20-30 chefs. Great food no matter where you turned. Both Iguana and Big Truck offered a pull pork or meat full of flavor. Cheever’s enchiladas and Republic’s Classen sliders were right up there too.