PBS39 to Host “The Chef’s Kitchen” Featuring James Beard Award Winner Michael Solomonov


5 Lehigh Valley Chefs Join Solomonov

for a Day of Amazing Food and Fun


Bethlehem, PA. – September 3, 2018The PBS39 studios will host a taping of “The Chef’s Kitchen” on Thursday, September 6 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Six different chefs will record segments for the show, produced by hype413, inc., including Chef Michael Solomonov from Zahav in Philadelphia. Solomonov is the author of the 2017 “Zahav – The Cookbook”, which is a two-time James Beard Award winner for both the best “International” cookbook and the coveted “Book of The Year” award. The book showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. 

This day-long event features these chefs from the region, scheduled as follows:

9 am – Jordan Van Wert of Apollo Grill

10 am – Lee Chizmar of Bolete

11 am – Victor Bock of The Sands

12 pm – Ryan Zellner of Slopeside Pub & Grill (in the Poconos)

1 pm – Tim Widrick of Edge Restaurant

2 pm – Michael Solomonov of Zahav


The news media is invited to attend any of the sessions throughout the day, and a small studio audience will be on-hand. Media may contact PBS39’s Director of Marketing, Jim Macdonald at jimm@wlvt.org or 610-984-8130 for additional information or to schedule a time to attend. Guests can register at: https://wlvt.ticketleap.com/chefs-kitchen/  

The Chef’s Kitchen is produced by hype413, inc. and several episodes are recorded in the PBS39 studios at the PPL Public Media Center on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem. The show features award-winning chefs, notable bakers and the world’s most learned sommeliers. Every episode showcases one of the nation’s top culinary talents sharing their basic disciplines with the audience in an original and informative way.

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org. 

About hype413, inc.

Emmy-nominated hype413, inc. is a full-service design and multimedia production company that blends over 40 years of marketing savvy with cutting edge production capabilities. They are well versed in all aspects of media relations. From print ads and logo design to video production and web development the elite team at hype413 generates effective and memorable campaigns that engage the imagination and motivate the target market.




Information provided to TVL by:
Jim Macdonald
Director of Marketing, PBS39