Local Chef to Appear on Paula Deen TV Show


A local chef will soon share the screen with a cooking legend.

MAX’s Wine Dive executive chef Jenna Kinard will appear on Paula Deen’s show, “Positively Paula.” Kinard will cook and share some of her favorite recipes and dishes, as well as talk about her struggles and recovery after battling an eating disorder.

Deen reached out to Kinard after reading an article about Kinard on Yahoo. Kinard, a former Miss Teen Texas-World, struggled with anorexia nervosa and suffered a stroke at age 18. While lying in a hospital bed, she watched Deen on TV and was inspired by Deen’s love of cooking.

Watching Deen changed the way Kinard viewed her relationship with food.

“I am over the moon that Paula Deen has invited me to her home to cook for her on ‘Positively Paula,’ ” Kinard said. “This is a dream come true.”

The episode airs Monday at 12:30 p.m. A full listing of channels can be found here.