Summer entertaining with Maureen Petrosky, professional chef and lifestyle expert

Hi lovelies,

With the 4th of July just behind us, summer entertaining is officially in full swing.

Check out my interview with Maureen Petrosky, professional chef and lifestyle expert, on how to be the perfect hostess during this warm summer months.

Maureen discusses:

  •  It’s all about the flavor - Give those summertime staples a makeover with delicious sauces and dressings sure to please every palate.
  • Summertime in a glass - When the temperature rises, don’t forget to serve your guests a cool and refreshing beverage. Finding the right wine to pair with your summer menu can elevate your party to the next level
  • Think outside the box – Put a new spin on American classics to keep your guests talking.

Maureen Petrosky is an author, television personality, professional chef, freelance writer/ editor, and food stylist. She makes regular appearances as a food, wine and lifestyle expert on NBC’s TODAY show. Maureen has also appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, the Food Network, and broadcast network affiliates across the country. After working with several celebrity chefs as a contributor and editor for their culinary and wine books, Maureen authored her first solo lifestyle book, The Wine Club, A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends. Most recently she helped found, a food and lifestyle site for guys. In addition, she has written for,, Bon Appétit, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens and several other publications and most recently as a cocktail columnist for Maureen began her television career behind the scenes in the roles of Executive Chef, Culinary Producer, and Food Stylist on Food Network shows including Good Eats, Cooking Thin, Cooking Live, Emeril Live, East Meets West, Taste, Chef du Jour, Hot Off the Grill, Boy Meets Grill, Cooking with Wolfgang Puck, and Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. Maureen has worked as a Food Stylist, both in film and print, for national and international clients. Maureen continues work as a Culinary Arts and Wine Instructor and has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, in California’s Napa Valley, and the Epicurean Classic in Traverse City, Michigan and has appeared as keynote speaker at many food and wine festivals. Maureen holds a certification from the Master Court of Sommeliers and also completed the Sterling School of Spirits. She is a graduate of Villanova University and The Culinary Institute of America, where she also completed a Fellowship at their award winning American Bounty restaurant.