Hey everyone,

Last night, the show I guest starred in, “You Gotta Eat Here” aired at 5:00 PM PTC. My family and I watched it last night. The first thing you see in the episode is my sister and John saying, “You Gotta Eat Here!” First up was a restaurant called the “Riverside Inn”, then it was “Yolks Restaurant & Commissary”. “Yolks Restaurant and Commissary” is the restaurant I filmed with. The last restaurant in the episode was a restaurant called “Olympus Burger”. It was pretty cool watching myself on television. I got to see myself make the Duck Confit Eggs Benedict and watch my sister eat whipped cream on television! (My sister loves whipped cream.) I also got to see my sister and I eat other dishes off the menu and talk about how delicious the are.

I would like to thank John Catucci, Steven Ewing, the Food Network and the whole “You Gotta Eat Here” crew for making my dream of being on the Food Network come true. I loved being on the show. Thank you!


My Experience Filming for “You Gotta Eat Here” and Airing Date- Part 1

Hello everyone,

On June 2nd, I finished filming for a “kids edition” episode of “You Gotta Eat Here” (a show on the Food Network) at Yolks in Strathcona, Vancouver. I am guest starring in this episode along with the host, John Cattuci.

When my dad and I first walked to the restaurant, the sign that usually shows today’s special said, “Sorry Closed for Filming”. We knocked on the door to the restaurant. Within a few seconds, someone opened the door and we were let in.

When we got inside, we discovered that John had not arrived yet so we sat down and waited. We interacted with the director, the producer and the rest of the crew. We said hello to the owner and head chef of Yolks, Steven Ewing. After a couple of minutes, John arrived. The crew got the set ready and we started filming at around 9:30 am. We were creating Yolks’ famous “Duck Confit Eggs Benedict”. What I did not know was that we had to film and do everything twice. First, we got some spices crushed them and rubbed them on the chicken. They filmed as a wide angled shot. Then, they cleaned everything up and set everything up exactly the way it was before. John, Steven and I got back in our places and did the exact same thing as we did before except that they filmed us close up. This was repeated through the whole process of creating the dish. The cool thing was they had a camera on me they whole time they were shooting. They called it the Ty Cam.

John, Steven and I in action while they are filming.
John, Steven and I in action while they are filming.
John, Steven and I in between scenes with director on the left of the picture.
John, Steven and I in between scenes with the director on the left of the picture.

The awesome thing about filming everything twice is that we made the dish twice which meant that I got to eat the dish twice. The show is airing tomorrow at 5:00 PM (PST) on the Food Network. Tomorrow after the show, I will be posting part 2. I hope you enjoy the show.