Chef Ryan Appears as Weight Watchers Chef on WCIU’s “You & Me” Morning Show March 3

As the news of Chef Ryan winning ABC’s The CHEWCIU logoW cooking competition “The Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” has made its way back to Chicago, Chef Ryan shares one of his favorite recipes from the competition with “You & Me This Morning” host, Melissa Forman.  As a friend of the show, they always appreciate Ryan’s style of connecting people to food that’s healthy, and prepared simply.

Chef Ryan on Chicago’s ABC 7 and his upcoming appearance on The CHEW


Want some inspiration for some simple, affordable and healthy nosh for the the Grammy’s or Big Game? Perhaps a sexy, salsa bar?

Check out Chef Ryan’s latest TV segment on ABC 7 Chicago’s Morning Show, as he promotes his upcoming appearance on The CHEW’s “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” cooking competition airing this Wednesday at 12 noon.


Chef Ryan selected to compete on ABC’s The CHEW talk show and their “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef”!

As Chef Ryan is fairly seasoned as a media chef, his skills will be put to the test yet again in NYC. As a finalist in the Weight Watchers Chef search, he will be going head to head with five other chefs for a one year consulting contract worth $75,000, with live TV appearances, media content development and live cooking demonstrations across America.
The cast of ABC’s The CHEW will be judging his culinary homage of the notion that “healthy food can be delicious.” The cast includes Iron Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon, Top Chef Carla Hall, “What Not to Wear’s”  Clinton Kelly, and Daphne Oz, best selling author and daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Stay tuned to Centered Chef’s Facebook Page for contest results and air times starting in mid-January.  Click here for the official press release and viewing details.

Chef Ryan featured in May’s issue of Chicago Athlete Magazine

Magazine Cover with Ryan inside spread_PB&C_May 2013Are you bored with your oatmeal routine?  If you’ve been waiting for an oatmeal renaissance, then look no further, you’ll love Chef Ryan’s latest recipe, featured in Chicago Athlete Magazine.

Whether it’s for performance based nutrition or just simply enhancing your breakfast habits, this article will shed new light on the potential of this breakfast staple.  For more on Chef Ryan’s “Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Dried Cherries and Sautéed Grapes” click here to view the article on page 20.

Chef Ryan’s latest live TV segment

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It’s time for holiday parties! On WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning” talk show with Melissa Forman, Chef Ryan demonstrates some of his favorite recipes that take the labor out of your holiday event. Spend time with your guests, not in the kitchen, with tasty holiday appetizers that are big on taste and not the waist.

Centered Chef to host auditions for Anthony Bourdain’s new ABC cooking show “The Taste”

Apply HERE now!

Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson have teamed up with Producer Kinetic Content for a brand new cooking show for ABC that will pit America’s most skilled cooks against one another in a show unlike any other. 

Whether you are a restaurateur, executive chef, sous chef, line cook, culinary student or home cook — you are encouraged to apply! We are on a nationwide search for all types of cooks from all backgrounds with range of cooking styles. Cooks from across America, you are about to be given the chance of a lifetime. You’ll get to sharpen your skills with the help of the world’s most renowned culinary experts. 

Do you have what it takes to impress the best?

Chef Ryan Featured on WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning” talk show

Chef Ryan was featured today on WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning” talk show with hosts Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow. In partnering with the Laini Fluellen Charities for their annual “Save Our Daughters” 5K Walk/Fun Run fundraiser this Sunday, he’ll share great recipes that are perfect for cancer prevention and maintainence.  
Please support the “Save Our Daughters” 5K Walk/Fun Run by registering here and make sure to say hi to Ryan when he features his cancer fighting recipes after the race. 

Chef Ryan featured on the cover of Chicago Athlete Magazine

As part of Chicago Athlete Magazine’s “Nutrition Issue“, Chef Ryan is proud to be featured for his work embracing foods for optimal fueling.   In this issue he offers some timely advice and seasonal recipes for athletes looking to increase performance as they look towards warmer weather.

Chef Ryan recently featured in a FOX News segment about Gluten Free lifestyles

As the awareness of gluten sensitivities is becoming more prevelent, determining whether or not you need to steer clear starts with education, rather than self diagnosis.  Check out this Fox News feature that highlights the gluten free movement.

Celebrities Try Gluten-Free Diets – Will It Work For You?:

Chef Ryan’s December WGN Lunchbreak Appearance

Chef Ryan puts together a simple dish that’s perfect for the busy professional who struggles to cook at home because of time, effort and wasted ingredients.  As he cracks the code on a quick and healthy solution, he prepares a meal for both vegetarians and carnivores alike that features whole wheat pasta, tomatoes and basil.  Click here to see this video.