About Emeril Lagasse Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Emeril will also be entering his third consecutive season on Bravo's hit food series, Top Chef, as one of the show's main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges' table as it travels to New Orleans. His latest show, Emeril's Florida , premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, the latest of which, Cooking with Power, will be released in October 2013. In 2008, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the Emeril Lagasse media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast.SOURCE QVC, Inc.