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Weight Watchers Cooks Up A Competition With ABC's "The Chew" In Which Culinary Professionals Will Face Off For The Chance To Win $75,000 Consulting Agreement With Weight Watchers

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today unveiled a partnership with ABC'S food and lifestyle show "The Chew" to host the competition: "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef."  The winner will be an enthusiastic culinary professional with a passion for making great tasting food that can support a healthy lifestyle. 

As part of the competition, entrants will enter on Six talented and experienced culinary professionals will be selected to appear on "The Chew" to showcase their skills in developing and preparing healthy, delicious dishes.   But only one contestant will win a $75,000, one-year consulting contract with Weight Watchers as the Weight Watchers Chef.

"Weight Watchers believes living a healthy lifestyle includes enjoying delicious meals every day," said Cheryl Callan, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Weight Watchers North America. "We know there are many culinary professionals out there who are as passionate as we are about supporting healthy lifestyles with great tasting food. We look forward to working with 'The Chew' to find our first-ever Weight Watchers Chef, someone with fresh and creative ideas coupled with an unmatched enthusiasm for Weight Watchers."

"The Chew is excited to team up with Weight Watchers to help find their first-ever chef," said Gordon Elliott, executive producer of "The Chew."  "Our show prides itself on giving viewers easy, affordable and delicious recipes every day so working together is a perfect collaboration."

As the Weight Watchers Chef, the winner may provide a range of ideas and inspiration – from recipes to tips and tricks – to the Weight Watchers community and anyone who simply loves amazingly delicious and good-for-you food. Whether they've graduated from or taught at a culinary school, cooked in restaurants, served as a private chef or caterer, or worked as a recipe developer, culinary professionals of all kinds with a love for creating delicious, healthy meals are encouraged to enter.

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