The Dancing Chef
Well, what can we say? Join us this week as we welcome Chef Lovejoy Cole. Chef Lovejoy Cole is not only an amazing personal celebrity Chef; he is a lover of all animals. Well, he himself is just a love! This week he shares with Your Pets My Dogs stories about his best friend (his dog) Junior and teases us with some wonderful snack recipes that are simply delicious for not only us humans, but your pets as well. You must hear the secret he shares with Lisa that he hasn’t even shared with Oprah!
Along with some of his other stories we find out how he got his nickname…he didn’t just get the nickname The Dancing Chef, by standing still! He has worked as a dancer and choreographer for the likes of Bel Biv Devoe, Coolio, George Clinton just to mention a few and has cooked for the likes of Jamie Foxx, Felipe Darrel, Katt Williams and Damon Wayans. He has also appeared on multiple television shows-here are few of his most and recent appearances: Basketball Wives LA, My Beverly Hills Nannies and Good Morning 90210.
Lisa Smith-Putnam enjoys speaking with Chef Love Joy Cole about life, his love of animals and of course you can’t speak with Chef Lovejoy Cole (The Dancing Chef) without talking about some of his mouth watering food and desserts! Don’t listen if you are hungry, although you will surely be entertained by this one! How about a Honey-Chipotle Salmon w/ Rosemary Cream Sauce for an entrée and a French Vanilla White Cake with Vanilla Frosting for dessert? EXACTLY! You do not want to miss this fun filled episode- pets, laughter and food! What more can we say? YUM! YUM!
And of course you don’t want to miss this weeks “PETIQUETTE” and our interesting “FACTIOD/ QUESTION” of the day…these two things are quickly becoming fan favorites!
Chef Lovejoy Cole’s (The Dancing Chef) cuisine is an infusion of culture, creativity and a dash of fun; pairing distinctive flavors to make each of his menus a customized dining experience to please even the most discriminating palate.
Under the moniker “The Dancing Chef” from his days working as a dancer and choreographer for the likes of Bel Biv Devoe, Coolio, George Clinton, Montell Jordan, New Edition and TLC to name a few, Cole’s focus has turned to the culinary arts as new form of expression for him – and the industry has taken notice. He has prepared menus and cooked for celebrity guests including Kiko Ellsworth, Dana Daurey, Robert Hoffman III, Wesley Jonathan, Cris Judd, Anthony Montgomery , Brian White and many more.
“My style of cooking is eclectic American fusion, emphasizing fresh seafood, meats and produce derived from international flavors,” said Cole. “I constantly strive to create an unforgettable dining experience for my clients.”
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Cole joined the elite East Cleveland P.A.L. Boxing Club during his youth and eventually went on to win a couple Golden Gloves tournaments. Throughout high school, Cole worked at various local area restaurants, learning the tricks of the trade, which later helped land a position at Santa Monica’s private Jonathan Beach Club after retiring from his illustrious dance career. While there, Cole cooked for 200-person parties, created 150 employee meals a day and fed more than 100 uberesque beach-goers on a daily basis. Cole later flexed his culinary skills at various restaurants around the Los Angeles area such as Nook Bistro and Obar before becoming a private chef to many in the entertainment industry.
Cole currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California, and when he’s not cooking, he may be found at the beach with his dog, Junior, or at one of the many Los Angeles’ hotspots de noir with his original love - dancing.