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Cake Boss’s Remy Arrested

I hope this plays out better than it sounds.  From CBS:

Remy Gonzalez, “Cake Boss” Brother-in-Law, Charged with Sexually Assaulting Jersey Teen.

Remy Gonzales Arrested for Sexual AssaultNEW YORK (CBS) Remy Gonzalez, brother-in-law of Buddy Valastro of the TLC reality show “Cake Boss,” has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor, according to a report.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that Gonzalez was charged with first- and third-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sex assault, third-degree endangering and fourth-degree criminal-sexual contact.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the paper, Gonzalez was arrested on Aug. 17 and after detectives met with two witnesses who claim Gonzalez admitted to them committing multiple assaults on the teen.


“Come Dine With Me” Comes to US

Come Dine With MeCome Dine With Me – the UK’s #1 food series – is coming to the US!

And they are searching for the BEST Dinner Party Host in the NYC / NJ area.

The show features four amateur cooks who take turns hosting dinner parties and score each other on atmosphere, entertainment and a three-course meal – appetizer, main course and dessert.

The person with the highest overall score not only gets to boost their ego, but is also awarded a CASH PRIZE.

We are looking for men and women of any age, profession and social class – just have the passion to create YOUR version of the perfect dinner party for 4!

The perfect contestants:

** Love to host people in their home and show them a great time.

** Love attending dinner parties in other people’s homes.

** Enjoy creating your favorite dishes for your friends and family.

** Love to create themes and the perfect atmosphere for their guests.

** Live within an hour of downtown Manhattan NY. (So we are looking for contestants in NY and NJ).

You will judge (and be judged) on many factors that will include:

  • Theme: Overall / Table Presentation, etc..
  • Food: Preparation / Creativity / Originality, etc….
  • Ambiance: Mood / vibe during your dinner party, etc…
  • And overall hospitality skill.

Contestants assign points to each other in each category – the contestant with the most points at the end of the final dinner party – wins the CASH PRIZE!

If you are interested we need to hear from you right away!! Email them at: ComeDineWithMeUSA AT gmail(dot)com


1. Your details: Full name / phone # / LOCATION (this is very important) /

2. Your photo (several if you can).

3, Tell us what your theme would be – describe what you might cook – and any other details about the dinner party for four that you would create.

Be creative – they need your “A” game on this so impress them!  Remember this can be any type of dinner party:

Casual / formal / over the top or relaxed…

YOU are in the drivers seat – anything (within reason) goes!

Everyone has an idea of what THEIR perfect dinner party would be like – describe YOURS!

For more on Come Dine With Me check out this press release from BBC.

1. You must not be a professional chef or work directly in the food / food hospitality industry as this would create an unfair advantage.
2. We will consider ANY size / style of home or apartment – BUT – your kitchen and entertaining area MUST be big enough for a four person crew and producer and of course you and the 3 other contestants!
3. Only one person per household can participate on the show.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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