Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
22/06/2023

Red House Streaming Produces Voodoo Chef Underground Burger Competition

News Image
Red House Streaming is continuing to diversify its original programming for its RHStv Connecting Tampa Bay streaming channel with VooDoo Chef Underground, a competitive cooking series featuring nationally recognized culinary educator, chef and hospitality industry influencer Erik Youngs.

The program was produced on-location by Red House Streaming at Erwin Technical College where Youngs, a food industry celebrity known as VooDoo Chef, serves as the lead Culinary Arts Instructor. The competition, which brings eight high school teams with sixteen students in total together to compete for a full college tuition scholarship, is exclusively available to stream on demand at RHStv.com.

Youngs has been a culinary educator for the Hillsborough County Public Schools system in Tampa for 25 years. After 20 years teaching culinary at the high school level, he transitioned to Erwin Technical College, a vocational school associated with the district, due to his strong connection with his students and his commitment to the local Tampa community. Youngs also contributes to the national food industry through his non-profit VooDoo Chef Foundation. The Foundation, spawned from his line of VooDoo Chef Sauces and Seasonings,. has awarded over $250,000 in culinary scholarships to date and has committed to another $100,000 this year, $10,000 of which will go to the VooDoo Chef Underground burger competition winner.

Youngs also hosts his own audio podcast with a dedicated following, but wanted to bring more attention to his students participating in competition through video. He was introduced to the Red House Streaming team through friendships with on-air talent at RHStv Connecting Tampa Bay, and soon struck a deal with Red House Streaming to produce the event. Filmed in mid-April, Red House Streaming established a multi-camera production workflow to capture cooking teams working side-by-side as they battled to create 'Tampa's Best Burger'. The RHS production team hung GoPro Hero 11s above each of the two cooking stations for aerial angles, and provided full overviews of the chefs in action using Sony PXW-Z280 4K HDR handheld camcorders. Separately, RHS technicians attached a Sony Alpha 1 4K camera to a DJI Ronin RS3 video stabilizer to follow Youngs as he encouraged his students, with several microphones to capture isolated audio tracks of Youngs, his students, and the sounds of burgers sizzling on the grill.

Red House Streaming also handled all post-production work, including video editing and voiceovers. "We have three Adobe Premier Pro editing suites at the Red House Streaming Production Center, two of which are Windows-based and one which is Mac-based, along with a separate voiceover room," said Kurt Heitmann, CEO of CP Communications and Red House Streaming. "All suites are networked together via a near-editing storage solution to establish an efficient workflow between our editors. With these post-production capabilities, we could offer Erik a full end-to-end suite of production services to bring his vision to life. We are also proud to have the exclusive OTT streaming rights to this series on RHStv."

The first episode, 'VooDoo Underground Challenge Round One,',is now available in RHStv's VOD library and will be followed by additional episodes as the competition whittles down to the final two. Heitmann adds that Red House Streaming will also produce short segments for their “Collections” page, and all content will be available on RHStv’s and VooDoo Chef’s social feeds.

For Youngs, the competition is a source of pride for a visionary whose generosity is felt across Hillsborough Public Schools, the Tampa community, and the national food and hospitality industry.

"We formalized the VooDoo Chef Foundation when I left teaching at the high school level, and its mission is a natural extension of the one l live daily: to promote our community through food and education," said Youngs. "Students undergo their most profound changes in their high school years, and we recruit and educate students that want to learn the culinary trade in a way that gives them a sense of belonging. VooDoo Chef Underground will shine a light on the exceptional skillsets of these young students as they perform under pressure while judges observe the action. As Red House Streaming shares our mission to support the Tampa community, we were thrilled to use their professional services to consult, produce and deliver this series to the greater Tampa community and beyond."

RHStv Connecting Tampa Bay is a homegrown, advertising-supported streaming network with a growing lineup of original topic-driven programming. Available on the official RHStv.com website, a free RHStv app for iOS and Android devices, and Connected TV platforms such Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Play, and Roku, the FAST (free ad supported television) streaming networkempowers local voices through three linear channels and a large roster of shareable VOD programs. The Red House Streaming business also includes a professional studio and production center in St. Petersburg, Florida; and a live event business powered through production trucks, technicians, and RHS and third-party hardware and software solutions.

www.redhousestreaming.com
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

08/01/2019
CP Communications Partners With Simplylive
CP Communications has partnered with Simplylive, a specialist in automated live production, streaming and recording solutions. The announcement coinci
28/11/2018
CP Communications And Red House Streaming Attend New York City Marathon
CP Communications and its recently launched Red House Streaming business unit took to the streets of New York City on 04 November to manage end-to-end
02/08/2017
RED Raven Camera Kit Available Exclusively From Apple Store
RED Digital Cinema has revealed its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available to purchase at Apple.com. As RED's most compact camera BRAIN, weighing at ju
25/09/2015
RED Digital Cinema Unveils RED RAVEN
RED Digital Cinema has announced the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the RED RAVEN. Weighing 3.5 pounds, RED RAVEN is the company
02/11/2020
CP Communications Unveils RHS Studios
CP Communications has unveiled Red House Streaming (RHS) Studios, a professional studio and network operations center (NOC) that represents the corner
04/08/2009
Offhollywood Opens East Coast's First Authorised RED Digital Cinema Camera Rental And Service Facility
Leading digital cinema Offholllywood has opened the first authorised RED Digital Cinema camera rental and service facility on the East Coast. Occupyin
15/08/2018
RED Digital Cinema To Exhibit Entire DCMS2 Range At BIRTV
RED Digital Cinema is attending the upcoming Beijing International Radio, TV & Film (BIRTV) Exhibition with its full range of DSMC2 cameras. The compa
16/02/2023
Red House Streaming Rolls Out Second Mobile Production Vehicle
Red House Streaming, a subsidiary of CP Communications, has officially rolled out its second mobile production vehicle to support the company’s growin
01/06/2022
CP Communications And Red House Streaming Transform Florida Headquarters
CP Communications and its subsidiary Red House Streaming have gradually evolved their St. Petersburg, Florida headquarters into a specialized broadcas
16/05/2022
Red House Streaming Helps Transform Live Production Model
Red House Streaming, a subsidiary of CP Communications, helped to transform this year's live production model for SXSW Conference and Festivals in Aus
09/08/2021
Red House Streaming Upgrades Facility
Red House Streaming, a CP Communications brand, has upgraded to one of the two studios at its St. Petersburg-based professional and network operations
20/11/2023
CP Communications And Red House Streaming Extend Rental Partnership
CP Communications and its Red House Streaming subsidiary have extended its strategic rental partnership with Haivision to offer North American custome
12/10/2023
Red House Streaming Hits New Heights With 'Flight'
Red House Streaming, a subsidiary of CP Communications has launched Flight, a new video production flypack for multi-camera location shoots. Designed
10/08/2023
Red House Streaming Brings Triceratops Skeleton To Life
One of the biggest draws at Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum, literally, is Big John, the largest triceratops skeleton ever uncovered. A production te
14/07/2023
Red House Streaming Wins Exclusive Rights To Broadcast National Dragon Boat Race Championship
Red House Streaming, a subsidiary of CP Communications, has won the exclusive rights to produce and televise the United States Dragon Boat Federation