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Margaret McSweeney

Chef Jackie Rothong: A Culinary Star Who Sparkles

Chef Jackie Rothong is a sparkling star.  Her television appearances include The Chew, Food Network’s Cutthroat KitchenSweet Genius and Beat Bobby Flay in addition to  many other shows.  As the former senior culinary stylist for The Chew, Chef Jackie is now a brand ambassador and chef in the Middleby Residential Showroom in New York City. Her culinary accomplishments are very impressive, and she is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. Her nickname is Sparkles.  And you can follow her on Instagram at @sparklessz.

Recently, Chef Jackie joined Chef Jaime Laurita and me in the beautiful Middleby Residential Showroom in New York City for a Kitchen Chat.  The previous day she had cooked delicious appetizers for the huge turnout for the showroom’s launch party. Foodie friends, if you are in NYC, please go visit the showroom and meet Chef Jackie.  It’s located at 150 East 58th Street, Suite 1062 in the A&D Building.  Jackie shared her culinary journey with us, and you will love the story about how Chef Jaime and Chef Jackie actually met each other when she was a little girl in pigtails.

Here are Chef Jackie’s top three tips for the home chef:

  1. “If you feel like you’re over seasoning, you’re NOT!  Salt is your friend.”
  2. Acid is your friend. Add lemon or citrus to any vinaigrette.
  3. Her secret ingredient for everything is honey.

What is your secret ingredient?

Please follow @kitchenchat on Instagram for more fun tips and toasts.  Also check out Chef Jaime on Instagram @jaimelaurita and Chef Jackie @sparklessz

Savor the day!