The story of how professional chef and TV host Danny Boome made it onto the small screen is the kind that seems to only exist in screenplays. A chance discovery by an agent while the naturally ebullient Boome was on the job as a private chef led to a contract for his first Food Network Canada show a mere three weeks later. And from that first show, TV is where Boome knew he wanted to stay.
During the past decade, Boome’s work in food television has taken him across three continents as host, correspondent and food fixer for the culinarily challenged on shows such as Food Network’s Rescue Chef, ABC’s The Chew and Recipe Rehab. Although he transferred his culinary skills to television, Boome lives by the idea that he’s “never not a chef.” In each of his on-screen roles, Boome has used his professional training to “interpret” and transform recipes and techniques for the “everychef.” This time around, however, what Boome discovered while producing his current show, Good Food America on Z Living, is how it would transform him.
Boome spoke with Mediabistro about the state of food programming, what he’s learned doing food TV and why his new show makes him so passionate. Read more