DIY NETWORK AND FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE REUNITE TO SEARCH FOR THE WORST KITCHEN IN AMERICA
Contest Kicks-off June 28 and Seeks Food Lovers with Kitchens That Do Not Match Their Passion; One Lucky Winner to Receive a Complete Kitchen Transformation
And a Trip for Two to the New York City Wine & Food Festival
NEW YORK - June 28, 2011 - Think you've got the worst kitchen in America? DIY Network, the go-to destination for home improvement television, and Food Network Magazine, the No. 1 selling epicurean title on the newsstand, are teaming up for the second year to uncover kitchens in desperate need of a redo. Beginning June 28, food lovers can upload an image or video to DIYNetwork.com and explain why their kitchen is cramping their style. The homeowner selected as having the "Worst Kitchen in America" will receive a full kitchen makeover courtesy of DIY Network and Food Network Magazine.
"DIY Network and Food Network Magazine fully appreciate the need to update your kitchen, especially one that is outdated, improperly equipped, rundown or odd-looking," says DIY Network host Matt Blashaw. "We're thrilled to be helping another foodie to create the ultimate space."
"A well-designed kitchen can really inspire your cooking," says Food Network Magazine editor in chief Maile Carpenter. "We feature star chefs' kitchens every month, and it is amazing to see how much thought they've put into planning every inch of the space. This contest is a chance for home cooks to get the kitchen of their dreams."
Food Network Magazine readers and DIY Network viewers have until August 8 to vie for a chance to win the ultimate cook's kitchen. Hosted by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw, the entire makeover will be documented in a one-hour DIY Network special, "Worst Kitchen in America," premiering in January 2012, and featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Food Network Magazine. In addition, the winner will receive a trip for two to attend the New York City Wine & Food Festival, including a meet and greet with Food Network host and Chef Anne Burrell.
About DIY Network
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network's programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 53 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website, www.DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.
About Food Network Magazine
Food Network Magazine is the #1 epicurean title on the newsstand, appealing to food lovers of all ages and culinary abilities, offering accessible recipes and tips, as well as unprecedented access to America's favorite culinary stars. Every issue showcases great kitchen tools, food products, new restaurants and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the network's most popular shows. Food Network Magazine is a joint venture of Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com), and the Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), a unique lifestyle network distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households. Once it completes its acquisition of Lagard�re SCA's 100 titles in 14 countries outside of France, Hearst Magazines will publish more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation and reaches 88 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).