Seattleite Patrick Rolfe is one of the finalists on The Next Food Network Star, Food TV's talent search series that broke viewing records last year, when Guy Fieri won. When the season premiers on Sunday, June 3rd, Rolfe, currently senior sous chef at Palisade, will compete with 11 other finalists for the grand prize, the winner's own six-episode show that premiers this fall.
In his intro online (click on "Patrick"), Rolfe reveals his big secret: cooking with local, fresh ingredients. Woooahhh. (What can I say, I've always been a spoiler.) But seriously - he seems to have a great TV presence and is super excited about educating the public about how to eat better and have fun in the kitchen, which sounds like the basis for a snappy show. So tune in - maybe we'll get another home team winner.