The Chef & I, a new cooking series coming to New Focus Network this fall will not only break bread, it will also break the mold of ordinary cooking shows by combining mouth-watering fare with great conversation and live interaction from those on location and at home as well.

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Hosted by Celebrity Executive Chef Chris Rains and Living Inspired host Karen Shayne, this dynamic duo will team up each week to celebrate and explore life through food for viewers worldwide to join in and follow along. Viewers will be able to find out ahead of time (online) what the Chef is cooking up so they can come to the table, so to speak prepared to cook!

In every episode of The Chef & I, Chef Rains will prepare one savory entrée along with several sides and a delectable dessert.  Filmed at Chef Rains’ popular Nashville restaurant, foodies will join the team live to watch and experience the “flavor of the day” banter. The restaurant is already designed for interaction with an open kitchen allowing patrons to witness the creation of their dishes.  Chef Rains is self-taught and came up in the culinary world along side many great chefs.  He is known for his affable personality and passion for food.  His culinary creations are truly unique and award-winning.

Karen Shayne and Chef Rains’ great synergy in the kitchen will entice viewers to get involved in the conversation and the tutorial by posting questions through various social media platforms.

The Chef & I is Executive Produced by Emmy-winning television veteran, Marcia Mulé and Karen Shayne herself. The series is Directed by Nashville native Philip Bradley, also serving as Director of Photography.