About the Host
Man in the Kitchen Cooking Videos Hit the Web
To acomodate viewer demand for current shows, Jeff and Donna recently started offering short cooking videos on their web site. These shorter versions maintain the same purpose as the broadcast show - to entertain and educate the viewer with simple recipes.
Additional Activities
In 2004, Jeff hosted a combination cooking demo and book signing event for Borders Books. He was promoting his newly published cook book "Man in the Kitchen - Recipes from Nine Years of Television."

In 2003 Jeff hosted the Big Brother - Big Sisters Club Holiday event for Pillsbury and Albertsons at Universal Studios.

Jeff hosted several KVCR Pledge Drive specials. These were live broadcasts in which Jeff prepared recipes such as Bananas Foster and Barbecued chicken.

At the Great Indoors, Home Design Center, Jeff hosted several cooking demonstrations

Jeff hosted the "Chef Stage" at Riverside's Orange Blossom Festival in 2002. He was a guest chef in 2001.

Jeff wrote a monthly article for West Coast Magazine between 1995 and 2000.
Jeff Baker grew up in the Pacific Northwest - mostly in Spokane and Seattle. Both of his parents were in the radio industry. His father Paul started out as an announcer before settling into the buiness side. His mother Beverly started her career at age 17 co-hosting an all request top-40 show. In the 1960s she hosted "The Women at Home." By the 1970's she was breaking ground in Seattle on KTW radio as one of Seattle's first female, phone-in talk show hosts.

It wasn't radio, but Jeff''s first job laid the foundation for his television cooking show. He worked the counter at a seafoood market and loved teaching customers about the bounties of the ocean and how to cook it.

Jeff graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a degree in Business. There he met his wife, Donna who earned her bachelors in Communication. Donna and Jeff moved to Los Angeles and married in 1986.

In 1995 Jeff decided to pursue his dream of cooking on the airwaves. The show began on his local cable system then eventually landed a primetime spot on PBS affiliate KVCR in San Bernardino. Jeff hosted "Man in the Kitchen" for nearly four years (now titled "Classic Man in the Kitchen") Donna co-produced and directed the show.

When Jeff is not cooking, he teaches at Mount San Antonio college in Walnut, California. He also enjoys being a boy scout leader. He's currently writing a book about his adventures and life lessons learned during a five month back packing trip through Europe with Donna and their three kids.

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For week of October 1, 2012

International Cooking Made Simple by an Easy-Going Host

San Bernardino, California -- After nearly ten years, the Man in the Kitchen television cooking show is coming back to television in the Inland Empire with brand new shows. Host and cookbook author Jeff Baker will encourage viewers to expand their cooking skills to include foods of the world with ingredients found right here in southern California.

The new show, entitled Man in the Kitchen with Jeff Baker and Company will begin airing Tuesday October 9 at 7PM on PBS affiliate KVCR-TV Channel 24. The show will repeat Sundays at noon. Viewers can expect simple and tasty dishes from around the world. "Our new international focus is inspired by the abundance of resources we have here in southern California" says host Jeff Baker of Chino Hills, who has visited over 15 countries since he last cooked on television. "Our local culture has become so diverse. We can get ingredients from just about any cuisine on the planet. Why not take advantage of that?" Red Thai Curry with Lemongrass Rice and Italian Gnudi (Ricotta dumplings) with All'amatriciana Sauce are examples of the dishes Jeff will share.

The show will retain its casual and fun style. Wine enthusiast Marit Kams is a new addition to the show. She will find affordable wines to pair with Jeff's dishes. Regular guest Dan Underwood will return to prepare desserts with an international flair such as Limoncello Syllabub and Kheer Rice Pudding.

Jeff and his wife Donna Baker produced Man in the Kitchen from 2000 to 2003, during which time it was broadcast on KVCR. Recently, KVCR station manager, Kenn Couch contacted the Bakers with an idea to partner up and produce new cooking shows. Mr. Couch explained his intent to enhance the stations focus on local programming. Jeff was excited to return to television and suggested adding an international twist.

In 2004, the Bakers took their three children on a five-month backpacking trip through Europe. While there, Jeff realized he wanted to spend more time with his family while the kids were still living at home, so he and Donna took a break from producing the show. "Now they're all grown up, and it's time to start cooking again." He said.

Jeff or Donna Baker
909-241-0691, 909-241-0659,
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Chino Hills, CA 91709