WEST CHESTER, Pa., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Things are heating up at QVC as it joins forces with Emeril Lagasse. The star chef, restaurateur, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author is returning to QVC to showcase his line of professional kitchenware, food and cutlery products.
From his critically acclaimed restaurants around the country to his popular cookbooks and cooking shows, Lagasse has devoted his career to sharing his love of food and making cooking an enjoyable experience. The celebrity chef's collection features an eclectic assortment of culinary tools that are perfect for home chefs, including cookware sets, a cast iron pizza pan, a master cutlery set and even a deep fryer. Designed to reflect Lagasse's signature culinary expertise, each piece in his line embodies an innovative yet practical style and includes cookware by All-Clad, kitchen appliances by T-Fal and more.
"While Emeril's star appeal is great for QVC, what attracted us most about offering this signature line is his genuine passion for cooking and his desire to create innovative, high-quality products," said Ken O'Brien, vice president of merchandising for QVC. "The variety of pieces in his line is sure to appeal to self-proclaimed 'foodies,' as well as the occasional home cook."
No stranger to QVC, Lagasse previously appeared on air in 2002 with a cookware set. More than a decade later, Lagasse is scheduled to return on October 16 during the "Emeril's Kitchen" broadcast with additional shows scheduled for December, January, February and well into the spring.
"I'm thrilled to rejoin the QVC family and bring my kitchen collection into the homes of the QVC shopper," said Lagasse. "QVC's dedication to cooking and to the home chefs through food-related programming allows me to have a direct platform to the type of customer that I know will enjoy my cookware and products. "
Lagasse's line of products will be available, while supplies last, beginning October 16 through QVC.com, the QVC apps and by calling 800.345.1515.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 250 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 26-year history and the company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About Emeril Lagasse Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Emeril will also be entering his third consecutive season on Bravo's hit food series, Top Chef, as one of the show's main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges' table as it travels to New Orleans. His latest show, Emeril's Florida, premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, the latest of which, Cooking with Power, will be released in October 2013. In 2008, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the Emeril Lagasse media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast.
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