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Cleo Tv Spices Up the Fall With The Season 2 Premiere Of New Soul Kitchen faith health and home

Cleo Tv Spices Up the Fall with Healthy Multicultural Cuisine in Season 2 Of New Soul Kitchen


CLEO TV’s NEW SOUL KITCHEN kicks off season two with a tasty double-header of healthy delectable cuisine led by Restauranteur, Entrepreneur and Chef Jernard Wells along with several special guests, including Culinary Influencers Chef Ahki Taylor, Chef Bren Herrera, Chef Essie Bartels, and Chef Resha Purvis. It’s down home cooking…with a healthy twist!




Highlighting an array of tastes from around the globe, New Soul Kitchen‘s Chef Jernard pairs bold Latin flavors of seared Chimichurri Flank Steak and Cilantro Lime Black Beans with Afro-Cuban Chef Bren Herrera‘s fragrant menu of Red Snapper Escovitch and Arroz Congri with Kidney Beans and Coconut Milk.




In the following episode, Chef Jernard takes a trip down memory lane, sharing one of his favorite childhood dishes. He takes it back to a family recipe, savory Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo, a recipe inspired by his father. He kicks up the flavor with cilantro rice. Meanwhile, Chef Essie Bartels takes us on a journey through the exotic flavors of Ghana as she crafts the cultural staple, Jollof Rice paired with Fried Kelewele.




Each week, Chef Jernard will welcome a new culinary guest including: Chef Ahki Taylor who specializes in Vegan cuisine, Chef Bren Herrera gets spicy with her take on Latin fare, Chef Essie Bartels packs on the Ghanaian flavor, and Soul Food recipe developer Chef Resha Purvis shows off her Instagram-worthy treats. On each episode, these chefs join forces to whip up a feast while providing flavorful conversations on the side.


Red Snapper Escovitch

Red Snapper Escovitch (image credit: CLEO TV



In every episode, recorded pre-COVID-19, the culinary gurus explain their unique, healthy approaches to their favorite comfort foods which are sure to inspire you to experiment while continuing healthy cooking during quarantine.


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Meet the versatile culinary influencers featured this season:

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Chef Ahki Tayloris known as the “Wellness Guru to the Stars.” Chef Ahki has worked as a celebrity chef, motivational speaker, and has authored many books. She’s also a wellness influencer, and food vlogger. As one of today’s most popular thought leaders, Chef Ahki has made it her mission to reinvent the look of the ‘green movement’ and spread her message of wellness by focusing on a plant-based diet.

chef bren herrera new soul kitchen (2)

Chef Bren Herrera is a bilingual, award-winning celebrity chef, and multi-media entrepreneur who fell in love with cooking at the age of 7-years-old. After leaving a lofty career in law, Bren turned to cooking as her way to celebrate her Afro-Cuban roots and entertain through dynamic experiences. In her soulful kitchen, she combines Cuba’s vibrant palate, with modern flavors and textures, to create memorable and smart dishes.

chef esie bartels new soul kitchen (2)

Chef Essie Bartels started her culinary journey in her mother’s tiny kitchen in Ghana where her love affair with spices was ignited. Her flavorful journey continued all over the globe, spurred by her insatiable appetite for travel. Chef Essie played with exotic palates; tested cuisines, and concocted condiments. As her experiments with spices grew, so did the demand for her homemade sauces which all boiled down to bottled up joy.

chef resha purvis new soul kitchen (2)

Chef Resha Purvis is a self-taught personal and private chef, YouTuber, blogger and mother to a beautiful boy. Sharing decadent recipes that have gotten the attention of the media and celebrities alike, Chef Resha continues to hone her skills while employing the power of flavor and technique.



New Soul Kitchen is produced by Powerhouse Productions, with Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead serving as Executive Producers. For CLEO TV, Susan Henry and Gold Morgan serve as Executives in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.



Catch the season 2 Premiere of New Soul Kitchen with two back-to-back episodes starting this Saturday, October 3 at 9 P.M. ET/8C and 9:30 P.M. ET/8:30C onCLEO TV.


CLEO TV's NEW SOUL KITCHEN chef jernard wells faith health and home


Fore more information about CLEO TV visit www.mycleo.tv and check out CLEO TV YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@mycleotv) using the hashtag #CLEOTV


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