Home to California cuisine and a melting pot of epicurean delights, the Bay Area is a "foodies" mecca. Check, Please! has become a must-watch program for Bay Area residents focused on food, wine, and dining out. In fact, Check, Please! has won Best Local Television Show from the prestigious James Beard Foundation. The James Beard Award is the top recognition for culinary professionals, such as authors, restaurants, chefs, food and beverage journalists, and broadcasters. Check, Please! was also the recipient of a Northern California Area Emmy® for Excellence in Interview/Discussion – Program/Special. Check, Please! Bay Area has also won the Tasty Award for Best City/Regional Program two years in a row 2010-2011.
Every week, Check, Please! Bay Area features three guests who are local diners, not professional restaurant critics. Each guest chooses their favorite restaurant and the other two guests visit that restaurant under total anonymity. After trying each others restaurant recommendations, the guests come on the show to discuss, dispute, celebrate and allow viewers to explore their dining experiences.
Season VI will begin airing in Summer and Fall of 2011, premiering 12 new episodes. Multi-media integrated sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsor visibility through broadcast benefits, on-line exposure, events and more! To find out about how to become a premiere sponsor of one of KQED's favorite local programs contact David Shimada at (415) 553-3332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.