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SOURCE Weight Watchers International, Inc.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) in partnership with ABC's food and lifestyle show "The Chew" today introduced the six culinary professional finalists who will compete in "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef." Beginning January 15, the contestants will appear weekly on "The Chew" to showcase their skills in developing and preparing healthy, delicious dishes for a chance to win a $75,000, one-year consulting contract with Weight Watchers as the Weight Watchers Chef. "The Chew" airs weekdays (1:00 - 2:00 P.M. ET) on the ABC Television Network. From November 18 to December 8, 2013, eligible culinary professionals were invited to enter the contest online by sharing their culinary resume and a short video describing how great tasting food can support a healthy lifestyle and demonstrate how to make an indulgent dish healthier.
The six talented finalists describe their food philosophy as follows:
For more details on each of the finalists, go to TheChew.com.
Two hosts of "The Chew" and a Weight Watchers representative will serve as judges as the contestants battle it out on-air in the tournament-style competition leaving just the top competitors to face off for the grand prize in the finale scheduled to air on February 19.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds over 40,000 meetings each week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com provides innovative, subscription weight management products over the Internet and is the leading Internet-based provider of these products in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.
About "The Chew"
Celebrating and exploring life through food, "The Chew" is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott's Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, "The Chew" serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.
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