Shauna Minoprio

Top Chef's Executive Producer Shauna Minoprio gives you the insider scoop.

on Oct 18, 2006

Let's get some stuff out of the way ....

No, I am not a good cook. I'm a pretty good eater though.

No, I don't eat the food the chefs make -- by the time we break from shooting a challenge, it's either been eaten by the guests/judges or it's gone cold and nasty. On set I survive on a steady diet of fun-size Snickers, Cheetos and stale bagels.

Yes, from time to time I do get free meals in really nice restaurants. It's bloody brilliant.

Yes, I am from England.

Yes, everything you see on the show really happens.

So now you know. I am not much of a writer, and this is my first ever blog (unless you count the diary I kept between the ages of 13-15 which mostly consisted of hormonal ramblings about boys I had met once for 30 seconds). I am big on lists, though, so I'm going to stick to what I know...