Chuck Hughes (Chuck’s Day Off), Roger Mooking (Everyday Exotic), Aida Mollenkamp (FoodCrafters) and Darryl Robinson (Drink Up)

These chefs will share their favorite dishes and spots for year-round eating, their take on what Cooking Channel will serve up to audiences across the country, and what it means to be a part of a network that will also roll out original shows from culinary icons Emeril Lagasse (Emeril’s Fresh Food Fast), Bobby Flay (Brunch @ Bobby’s) and Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray’s Week In A Day).

To give you a taste of each of these chefs…

Roger Mooking is a third generation restaurateur, father, husband, and the host of the new Cooking Channel program: Everyday Exotic. He has developed a culinary philosophy built on perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. He is also the recording artist and creator of the CD Soul Food, a unique food and music project released by Warner Music.  For Roger, music and the epicurean world are seamless. “One feeds the body, the other the soul; it is all food in all its various forms.”

Saturdays at 1:30PM

Happy Hour comes to Cooking Channel with Drink Up hosted by Darryl Robinson, a.k.a. “DR Mixologist.”  Part Mixologist, part mad scientist, Darryl mixes cocktails and food dishes unlike anything anyone has seen or sipped in some of the sexiest bar scenes.

Sundays at 10:30PM (Hey, it’s Happy Hour somewhere!)

FoodCrafters’ Aida Mollenkamp uncovers the hidden handmade food secrets from all across the country. Travelling from coast to coast, she unlocks these culinary treasures and shows viewers how to bring them all home.

Mondays at 10PM

Chuck Hughes of Chuck’s Day Off spends his days juggling the rock ‘n roll reality of running a restaurant, the famed Le Garde-Manger.  With his one day off, Chuck spends it in the kitchen of his restaurant (where else?!) cooking for his friends, family and staff.  Since Chuck tattooed his love of seafood, arugula and lemon meringue pie on his body, no one is surprised this is where he spends days off.

Saturdays at 2PM

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