Hosted by Jason Glover, a modern Dad, comedian, and family chef extraordinaire, Dads That Cook features fathers from around the United States demonstrating their unique culinary creations, putting the spotlight on the everyday family - specifically the role of the modern Dad in and out of the kitchen.
Each episode starts with an interview between the Dad and Jason. We often discuss challenges he and his family have faced or any unique ways their family works together.
The question most often asked? "Does your wife cook?" Modern families no longer center around mother doing the bulk of household work. Men are stepping up to the home plate in a whole new way and finding out, "Hey I really like this!"
Once we've found common ground and often a heartfelt connection, the fun commences in the kitchen. Together with each family, we make a home cooked meal, discuss recipes and cooking techniques, and educate viewers about family meal planning and nutrition.
The goal – inspire Dads and incite conversations around family meals and cooking.
Do you know any Dads out there that know how to cook? What we do is meet those Dads at their homes and they cook for us their families favorite dish! It's fun in the kitchen and fun for the family.
Hi, I'm Jason Glover the Creator, Host, Producer and Main Chef of Dads That Cook!
Dads That Cook started with a dream I had a little over 3 years ago...
I'm not a professionally trained chef I just spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my Mom and Grandma growing up and learned a few things here and there. Now I do most of all the cooking in the house.
I figured since I'm in the production business why not shoot the pilot and see what happens. So we did! Dads started sending in their information to be on the show and we shot 6 Episodes, launched our interactive website, got our social media rocking and things just keep getting better!
We just received a Letter of Intent from PBS that they are interested in a National Distribution of Dads That Cook after seeing our initial DVD screener.
PBS wants to launch the series on Fathers Day 2014, which will be awesome! However, we need to deliver all 13 episodes by May 1, 2014, which means we still need to shoot the other 7 Dads and edit them together! Not a problem getting them done in time!! But... PBS doesn't pay us to produce the show, it's up to us to raise the money and make that happen! So...
Below is how the pledge is roughly broken down!
* (2 full-time editors 8+hours a day, 5+ days a week for 3 months straight)
Another $10,000 will allow us to get our editors 2 new editing machines with all the tools and fast data storage, making them faster and more efficient! (Rather than working off their personal computers, which are comparitively slow!)
We need your help so we can finish the project, get it to PBS and start a Dads That Cook Revolution!
Thank You for Loving Food, Family and especially Dads That Cook!
Risks and challenges
One potential risk is if we don't hit the actual deadline of May 1, 2014, PBS will run our show sometime after the initial planned Fathers Day 2014 launch, which will delay the entire process even further. To be sure we avoid this problem, we are working with a team of people highly committed to the completion of all 13 episodes by the deadline Our production calendar is booked through the end of March, allowing us all of April to complete any needed editing. We see this challenge as an opportunity to perfect our production process and create an ever evolving and exciting program for families to enjoy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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