Style goes on 'Pantry Raid'


The Style Network on Wednesday officially announced the new one-hour weekly series "Pantry Raid."

The show, set to debut at 9 p.m. Aug. 29, is intended to "help the cooking-challenged mix-and-match the unlikeliest of foods to fill up their dinner tables and their lives." It will be hosted by chef and television personality Michael Schulson, who in each episode will make surprise visits to people's homes, where he will be challenged to make a meal using only the items he finds in their pantry, cabinets and refrigerator.

"With 'Pantry Raid,' we have found a way to make the food genre fun and relatable to our viewers," Style executive vp Salaam Coleman Smith said. "The talent that Michael Schulson brings to the series, coupled with the stories -- and surprises -- we encounter inside each kitchen, promises a series jam-packed with personality, excitement and fabulous culinary creations."

Schulson is executive chef of Buddakan New York and has appeared on such shows as NBC's "Today."

"Pantry Raid" was developed by Elaine Brooks, senior vp development and new series at Style, and Sarah Weidman, executive producer at Style. Dalaklis McKeown Entertainment produces the series, with Chuck Dalaklis and Theresa McKeown serving as executive producers.