The Rebel Chef can cook anything, anytime, anywhere, and showed the world in 2012 as winner of Food Network's Extreme Chef. In 2012, Chef French’s unique experiences and approach to food made him the perfect candidate for the Food Network’s Extreme Chef, taking competitors out of the kitchen and into the most extreme locations in the world. By the final episode, French found himself atop an elephant navigating the remote jungles in Thailand, then racing up hundreds of stairs to a Buddhist temple, where French let nothing hold him back. After wowing judges with his “perfect bite,” Chef French received the formal title of Extreme Chef.
We met Terry French at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment Show in Washington, DC, at the beginning of November 2013. Terry stopped by our CharmedBar booth to sample our bars. We instantly hit it off and promised to keep in touch. A few weeks later we received a phone call from him and the following testimonial. Amazing words from an amazing guy!
I have to say I was not expecting what I found when I first saw the name CharmedBar. I thought it was a local bar and I asked, "what drinks do you specialize in, Bartenders?" Laughingly, Debbi and Jen looked at me and smiled and said, "No, it's not a place to drink it's a healthy, fruit and nut bar free of gluten, grains, dairy, soy and refined sugar".
I am often presented with many new "healthy" energy bars. They are either made with way too much sugar or they taste like a kitchen cabinet or something that you would eat before a visit to the doctor's office. But, let me tell you I was set back by the wonderful fresh flavor of nuts and fruit and nature's sugars perfectly matched with sea salt. It was truly refreshing!
At first the CharmedBar packaging took me by surprise. But then I realized, looking at the whole of the product, that these girls had something here. Not often am I moved by the many products presented to me to test and give an opinion. But this one is definitely impressive! I can take it anywhere: hunting, camping, to the game or fishing. It is water tight and the perfect size to carry when I need energy. It is the healthy way to get through the day, whether EXTREME or not and I feel good giving them to my children when they are looking for a snack.
It is not only the product, but the extreme passion the Charmed Girls bring in the care of doing something right. I am truly CHARMED by these bars!
Food Network's EXTREME Chef @Chef_French
Chef Terry French