Pinay one of 15 "Food Network Star" finalists

( Fil-Am restaurant-owner Orchid Paulmeier from South Carolina is a finalist on "Food Network Star," reports ABS-CBN News. The 39-year-old is competing against 14 others to be the next star chef in the show’s seventh season, where the winner will be awarded with a hosting gig of a Food Network show. According to the ABS-CBN report, Paulmeier is making a head start by leading the fan vote.


Paulmeier began her culinary career as an ice cream scooper in high school, according to her bio on the Food Network website. She is an outspoken mother of three and her specialty is Southern barbecue. Paulmeier owns the One Hot Mama restaurant in Hilton Head, South Carolina.




Paulmeier and MindStream Academy executive chef Brandon Franklin teaching a healthier way of preparing pico de gallo and salsa.

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