Giant Eagle Enlists Celebrity Chefs for New Online Cooking Series

Features Buddy Valastro, Jeff Mauro, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman
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Giant Eagle has whipped up a new online cooking series headlined by four food celebrities who will share pantry- and wallet-friendly recipes and tips with viewers.

The four nationally known chefs include:

  • Buddy Valastro, international baking star and host of "Cake Boss," will host a Kids Baking Class with his son Marco and make deep fried cookies.
  • Jeff Mauro, host of Food Network’s "Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," will provide a Breakfast In Bed Brunch.
  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Network star and judge of "Chopped," will present Kid-Friendly Creative Lunches.
  • Adam Richman, host of "Man v. Food" and "Secret Eats," will make his mother’s favorite Chicken Marsala recipe.   

Officials from the Pittsburgh-based regional retailer said the new series will demonstrate how to cook and eat well—even during these unprecedented times when stay-at-home mandates continue to be a way of life for many.

The online classes can be found at, where the squad of chefs will impart their recipes and cooking tips dressed in Giant Eagle aprons and using ingredients found in all of the regional retailer’s eponymous flagship banner and Market District stores.

“Because of the imposed shelter-in-place restrictions, almost all of life’s events—big and small and everything in between—are taking place in the home,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Jannah Jablonowski. “We want our communities to know that lifelong, positive memories can still be created at home with family. That’s why we’ve launched this online cooking series where nationally known food experts are sharing tips on stocking up and cooking quarantine-friendly foods that the whole family can help make.”

Because many are baking, grilling and roasting at home during this time of social distancing, Jablonowski added that Giant Eagle has created a series of themed cooking demonstrations hosted by famous foodies who are letting their fans and viewers into their homes to share their favorite recipes as well.

Giant Eagle operates more than 470 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana and is ranked 25th on WGB’s Power 25 list of the nation’s leading food retailers. 


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