Celebrity Taste Makers cooks up 50th episode with Mike Tyson

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Celebrity Taste Makers, the TV show about Food & Fame approaches the home stretch of its 5th Season with World Heavyweight Boxing Champ and Undisputed Truth author, Mike Tyson. Close to wrapping the series’ 50th episode, host Lisa Mateo and crew have already started production on Season 6, incorporating new features in the celebrity driven culinary experience.

The program is produced by MELONTE PARTNERS, who recently welcomed Award Winning Actor Danny Aiello as an executive producer, joining the show’s creator Tony Monte and Melinda Martinez. Celebrity Taste Makers is one of the only independently produced TV series airing on broadcast television in New York and found exclusively on Tribune affiliate and  CW Flagship PIX 11, Saturdays at 5:30pm.

Monte said, “Danny Aiello and I met on the street a year ago when he agreed to be a guest on Celebrity Taste Makers. Since then, he’s contributed invaluably to the show but most importantly; he’s become a friend. Working with him, Lisa Mateo and Melinda Martinez on this and other projects, is an opportunity of a lifetime. As we prepare our 6th Season of Celebrity Taste Makers, it is both a privilege and honor to collaborate with Rich Graziano and his exceptional team at PIX 11.”

From debuting in November of 2011, Celebrity Taste Makers welcomed Chazz Palminteri, Rita Moreno, Frank Vincent, Darlene Love, Richard Belzer, Mario Cantone, Sandra Bernhard and Colin Quinn among its guests.

TAO, Spice Market, Felidia, Tamarind, the original Patsy’s, Tribeca Grill, Marc Forgione,
The Lion and The Friars Club have been featured as places celebrities go for their favorite meal.

Martinez commented, “PIX 11 has given us a platform to produce a unique TV experience with Celebrity Taste Makers. Entertaining and informing our audience through segments like Doggy Bag, where viewers learn how to reinvent leftovers into meals that feed the family, is as challenging, as it is gratifying. Although a new company, we’ve been embraced by many in the TV and movie community making the opportunities ahead, limitless”.

Season 5 of Celebrity Taste Makers closes with comedian and author Jim Norton, fitness trainer Shaun T and Tyson.

Production on the new season already has a 2-time Oscar nominated director, 2 Emmy nominees and a legendary comedian locked in as guests.

MELONTE PARTNERS also produces the web series New Music Director.

For more information on Celebrity Taste Makers please visit:  http://www.CelebrityTasteMakers.com

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New Music Director: www.newmusicdirector.com

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