By Konstantine Fekos / The Meadville Tribune – July 2, 2013
“It takes a village to raise a child, and I am a villager,” Mascia said, intent on letting her homegrown values speak through her work to make a difference in children’s lives. “Adults can be great inspirations. We should all take a great interest in the kids around us.”
Now that the show is officially classified as “award-winning,” Mascia hopes to realize her next goal of national syndication and spreading her fun food message across the country.
The academy’s Pacific Southwest Chapter nominated The Good Food Factory for Children – Program or Special and it’s host, Amanda Mascia for On-Camera Talent – Program Host/ Moderator/Performer. The Good Food Factory won the award for Program at the 39th annual awards ceremony at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday June 15th.
The Good Food Factory’s Ron Franklin, Lencsi (Lenke) Angel and Chris Tittle were awarded under the program category with host and creator, Amanda Mascia.
“We are overjoyed to have won, and would like to recognize our other crew members, Patti Keyes and Lisa Van Es, who were not listed on the award, though though their contributions were essential in the achievement of the nominations.” said Mascia.
The Good Food Factory is currently seeking sponsors and advertisers to take the show national and is grateful to
the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for honoring us.
Below is the speech that host & creator, Amanda Mascia gave at the ceremony when accepting the award.
“We are the Good Food Factory, a healthy cooking show for kids. I would like to thank God, my family and friends for never letting me give up. We started this show 7 years ago, when childhood obesity was just a blip on the map and it is our goal to fight it by making healthy food fun. To our amazing crew that has become family. To our executive producer, Andy, who is marrying Arturo today. To Julian, who was the inspiration for the show. To the over 40 children who were a part of this first season. To San Diego Cox 4 for putting us on air. To our amazing fans, who we send us the most awesome hand written notes and letters and we have the joy of cooking with. Thank You.” (The music came up, or we would’ve kept on going.)
The Good Food Factory was nominated for two regional Emmy awards, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ local chapter has announced. The Good Food Factory is a healthy cooking show for kids, created, filmed and produced in North County San Diego.
The academy’s Pacific Southwest Chapter nominated The Good Food Factory for Children – Program or Special and it’s host, Amanda (Curry) Mascia for On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator/Performer.
The Good Food Factory’s Ron Franklin, Lencsi (Lenke) Angel and Chris Tittle were nominated under the program category with host and creator, Amanda (Curry) Mascia, who was also nominated for host.
“To be nominated in our first season is both an extraordinary achievement and a testament to our ridiculously hard-working and wonderfully-talented crew,” said Amanda (Curry) Mascia. “Our show is independently produced and distributed, and for us to be recognized among such a group of talented and professional peers is quite flattering. We are a group of dear friends that believes in making positive, healthy television for kids and families and we had a blast making this season with over forty children and families from around San Diego.”
It should be noted that two crew members, Patti Keyes and Lisa Van Es are not listed on the award, though their contributions were essential in the achievement of the nominations.
The Good Food Factory crew will be traveling to Las Vegas on June 15th for the official Emmy Awards presentation for the Pacific Southwest Chapter of The National Academy of Arts & Sciences. “You know, it really is an honor just to be nominated,” said Mascia, “but it would also be really fun to win one of those pretty trophies. It is Vegas! Anything can happen!”
http://www.nataspsw.org/ Click here for a full list of the nominations!
The Good Food Factory filmed our music video on site at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and we also invited the kids in their after school program to dance up a storm! The rest is history! The video was then featured on Jamie Oliver’s YouTube Channel, Website and Newsletter and the video also went on to be shown in our episode “Local, In Season and Organic Breakfast” in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Orange County and Palos Verdes. By teaming up with us, the Boys and Girls Club reached an estimated 2,000,000 people for $0. Yowsa! They then won an national marketing award for this effort.
“I’m pleased to inform you that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is a Marketing and Communications Award winner. Your organization will receive a Bronze Award in the Publicity/Media Relations category. I commend Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito for creating and producing quality and effective marketing campaigns and we are pleased to honor what your team has accomplished. To show our appreciation for continuing to build a solid brand in your community, we are honoring your organization, along with other Marketing and Communications Award winners, during a luncheon at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Conference in Orlando.”
Evan McElroy / Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications Boys & Girls Clubs, USA
“A new restaurant opened in Solana Beach on May 8, but only for one night.
As part of the Kids Cafe cooking class at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, 11 children ages 5 to 12 put on a four-course meal, start to finish, for nearly 50 people — mainly their parents and friends — and they called their one-night cafe the “Moustache Freshtaurant.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
“The Energetic Amanda Curry gets kids stoked on veggies via her hands-on after school cooking classes and TV show at The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, a bungalow with a thriving organic garden.”
Read Full Article HERE featuring Amanda’s Top 1o Tips to get your children eating fruits and veggies!
APRIL 2012 / DEL MAR TIMES / Click Image to read full article!
The Gonzo Gourmet / 11.11
“Chef Amanda Curry at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle is silly in the kitchen. Surrounded by pint-sized chefs, she lobs jokes, asks goofy questions and gets giggles out of even the most serious kid. Meanwhile, kids are doing the unthinkable: eating their vegetables.
Amanda is the kind of chef we all wish we could be at home with our kids: relaxed, patient and sensible. She’s also more daring than I’d be, allowing the kids to use knives and open cans, and teaching me a lesson in the process: kids can do more than I think they can.” – The Gonzo Gourmet Read full article HERE
San Diego Living! / Fritattas
Rainbow Rolls on San Diego Living!
Superpower Snackbars on Fox5:
Watch Amanda, Dagan & Curran cook up some Superpower Snackbars, live! It wasn’t easy to get past the newscaster, but somehow we got it all done!
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