Southern Style Cheese Sticks with Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
Smoked Corn Crusted Scallops on Fried Catfish Shingles over Okra and Yam Hash
Stuffed Pork Chop with Shrimp, Spinach and Pickled Red Peppers served with Dirty Rice and Apple Chutney
Whiskey Brownie with Stuffed Strawberry with Cheesecake Filling and Seasonal Coulis
Celebrity Chef Amadeus, winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef Mexican Showdown, traveling host of nationally acclaimed Extreme Food Fights, and host of the Southern Passion Lounge on Blog Talk Radio, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida with roots in North Philly and San Tulsa Puerto Rico. He attributes his eclectic culinary flair to his mother and grandmother with whom he spent lots of time in the kitchen. He got his professional start as a cook in the US Navy. From there he has traveled the world learning of various food cultures and has had the opportunity to cook in some of the best restaurants in the country.
As a personal celebrity chef and worldwide sought after guest chef, he has acquired many fans of his self-coined world fusion style of cooking. Chef Amadeus is also creator of SOUTHERN PASSION SPICES, a blend of salt free spices. This line of well-blended herbs and spices are not only loved and enjoyed by clients all over the country, but are used in restaurants worldwide.
Clients enjoy door-knock sessions with Celebrity Chef Amadeus. How crazy is it to have him show up are your door, willing and able to create a gourmet meal from whatever is in your kitchen? Time and time again, recipients of this treat are amazed and enticed by his masterful creations.
His passion for cooking comes from the apron strings of his grandmother and mother. After all these years, cooking with them is still his favorite thing to do. Time spent with them only fuels his passion and creativity.
Celebrity Chef Amadeus is also a philanthropist very concerned with community outreach and giving back. He donates time and dinners to varies charitable organizations, sits on the Culinary Advisory Boards of Boys & Girls Club where he is an alum, and volunteer, and Frank H Peterson and William M. Raines High Schools. He’s a US Navy Guest Chef, and is also well known for mentoring youth and grooming up and coming chefs all over the country.
“I bring passion to every session. I always search for new techniques and flavors that keep me evolving.”