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Chatting With Dallas Chef Janice Provost, The Host Of ‘Tastefully Prime’

Are you able to be impressed? We’re thrilled to announce our new life-style/cooking present — Tastefully Prime! For our first episode, we’re assembly with Janice Provost, a well-known Dallas-based chef to speak about all issues entertaining. The Tastefully Prime pilot episode options cooking, flower arranging, cocktail crafting, and the artwork of plating. And we’re assured that Janice will make us all wish to prepare dinner, bake, store, adorn, and collect along with her for a cocktail and dinner.

“Janice was the proper option to host Tastefully Prime. She’s not solely nicely referred to as a chef and really concerned within the Dallas culinary neighborhood, however she additionally has an actual worldwide aptitude with a far-reaching community of followers in different nations,” says PRiME Girls Media CEO Dorthy Miller Shore. “And it simply occurs that she is in her “prime”, as nicely!” she provides.

Janice is the proprietor and chef of Parigi Restaurant, a 32-year, time-honored bistro in downtown Dallas. Parigi Restaurant is thought for the Paris-inspired contemporary and native substances and its altering menu. Janice famous, “Now we’re getting third-generation members of the family having fun with the eating and ambiance at Parigi.”

Janice Provost’s Honors and Philanthropy

The COVID-19 pandemic has supplied challenges to all eating places, together with Parigi. Janice Provost and the resourceful Parigi workers have pivoted their focus to increasing their patio setting and take-out menu. She created a magical enlarged out of doors setting with strung lights paying homage to a Parisian sidewalk cafe. “The patio is a shining star, full with an out of doors air conditioner,” Janice stated. Moreover, she has remodeled the indoor seating space which options an open kitchen view to be wide-spaced.

In April, Janice acquired a James Beard Basis grant benefiting restaurant and workers stability. And Janice Provost just isn’t new to the James Beard Basis — she’s cooked within the James Beard Home on 4 events. For one particular engagement, she ready dinner with each her mentors and her protégé’s serving as sous cooks. This all-female crew included Kathryn Corridor, winemaker/proprietor of notable Corridor Wines, Napa Valley. Veuve Clicquot, the primary woman-owned Champagne institution, supported Janice on this effort.

Janice Provost and Cafe Momentum

Dallas-area patrons admire greater than the cooking of this restauranteur. She has been a founder and board member of Café Momentum, a company based to advertise and practice at-risk youths and previously incarcerated younger males for careers in high-end culinary arts. Provost has additionally been instrumental in different charitable issues as nicely.

Along with different organizations, Janice additionally works with Promise of Peace, a neighborhood backyard designed to advertise neighborhood and college gardens. Janice has been closely concerned in Cooks for Farmers, a three-day Dallas-based annual meals and wine pageant which brings cooks, artisans, and culinary influencers collectively celebrating native and regional farmers. In a purpose to encouraging culinary training at her alma mater, Janice created “The Parigi Scholarship Endowment Fund,” which gives scholarships to college students throughout the El Centro Group School Meals and Hospitality Institute.

The Paris Connection

Whenever you check out Parigi Restaurant’s menu, you’ll see that Paris is the inspiration for a lot of recipes. Janice usually visits France for no less than one culinary trip a yr. She and her husband, Roger, scan each the brand new and time-honored Paris eating places for inspiration. A Paris journey sometimes contains attending at a minimal one cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu – Culinary College. Janice’s journeys to the Parisian flea markets have yielded some spectacular serving gadgets like her favourite particular person soup tureens.

When requested about her favourite menu gadgets, Janice tends to recommend one in all her new menu choices. She reminisces about one in all her prime dessert selections, which capped-off a dinner she ready at a chateau in France’s Loire Valley. “The contemporary Strawberry Tart was the capstone of our Risotto with Truffles dinner,” she says.

 A Q&A Session with Janice Provost and Tricia Conover

Trivia Conover: Janice, inform me about your expertise filming Tastefully Prime.

Janice Provost: I had a beautiful expertise making the video. It was the primary time I’ve had doing a full day of taking pictures, though I’ve appeared on many tv morning reveals in Dallas. I really feel very snug in entrance of the digicam. The filmmakers made it simple. Being part of the way forward for this present is thrilling.

Conover: How have you ever and your workers dealt with the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic together with the information of the James Beard Basis grant?

Provost: In fact, initially we had been nervous [about the business and our health], however we pivoted to deal with serving our long-time prospects with our carry-out enterprise. After we had been notified of the grant we acquired from the James Beard Basis in April, it was gratifying to know the religion that they had in us. It’s actually an honor.

Conover: Your journeys to Paris — what do you do? The place do you go?

Provost: I’m going wherever my toes take me and I all the time guide an residence with an important kitchen. I really like procuring the Rue Cler Paris market. I normally go to on the weekends in order that I can go to the well-known flea markets. And it’s enjoyable to convey again issues like the person soup tureens I take advantage of for my Mother’s Hen and dumplings recipe.

Conover: Inform me about your involvement with Café Momentum?

Provost: They used to do over 30 occasions a yr. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Café Momentum was remodeling right into a meals hub. The workers has constructed meal kits for food-insecure college students and their households in our neighborhood. Chad Houser, Founder and CEO, is doing a beautiful job. I used to be a co-founder, however I’ve stepped again within the final a number of years. Chad is so succesful.

Tastefully Prime

Prime Girls, be looking out for the pioneering “Tastefully Prime” life-style/cooking present as we come to market very quickly. Within the meantime,  watch our promo trailer beneath.

 

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