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Lights! Camera! Action!


October 1, 2012

I consider myself a good secret-keeper, but this one has been no small feat for my big Irish mouth to keep under wraps. Hence why I am so excited, nearly giddy, over-the-top pleased to share that I was chosen to be one of nine contestants on Top Chef Master Thierry Rautureau‘s upcoming Kitchen Circus show!

The general premise is this*:

Ever wonder how masterful dinners are created in a 4-star restaurant?

Each episode of Kitchen Circus features three home cooks testing their skills preparing one course of a three course meal at Seattle’s renowned Rover’s restaurant. Who will master the rigors of a professional kitchen and be voted with the best course of the evening by a FULL house of gourmet diners?

Dishes will be judged on three criteria: taste, presentation, and creativity with one home cook winner each evening. All winners from the first three episodes will move on to the finale dinner at the end of the season, where a champion will be crowned.”

To read the full press release, please visit here.

Lots more info and behind-the-scenes skinny to come soon, but for now I just HAD to let the cat out of the bag!

*As provided by


  1. ValleyWriter says:

    What an exciting opportunity! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  2. Hannah says:

    Congratulations, Erina! What happy news! I look forward to hearing more. Have fun! 🙂

  3. AHHHHH!!!!!! Erina this is SO exciting!!!! I am so so so happy for you and can’t wait to watch!!!!!!!

  4. Love Love Love!!!!! So happy for you – this is great 🙂

  5. Ann Mah says:

    Oooh! Oooh! I’m so excited for you — and to watch this! When will it air?

    • You know Ann…that’s a good question. I’m not actually sure! I imagine there’s some amount of post-production work that has to happen…as I learn more I’ll keep you all posted (likely to a fault).

  6. Steph says:

    Another EMBI !!!!! You go Erina! We are very excited for you and we’ll be rooting for you on November 20th!

  7. This is incredible! Congratulations! I would be over the top excited, which it sounds like you pretty much are 🙂

  8. Terra says:

    Oh YAY!!!!! Congrats:-) How exciting! Sending lots of positive energy your way, Good Luck! Hugs, Terra

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  10. kimihardesty says:

    Erina, this sounds absolutely amazing! I am so excited and happy for you. I wish you the best of luck in the competition. You should go ahead and visualize winning now! Kimi

  11. Karista says:

    Whoo Hoo! So excited for you Erina! I’ll totally be rooting for you:)

  12. Yahoo!! So excited for you!!

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