‘PROSPERITY’S KITCHEN’ Reality Show Contestants Named

contestants-montage2San Jose, CA, December 15, 2012—Fifteen contestants for Word Chef Enterprises’ upcoming entrepreneurial reality web show “Prosperity’s Kitchen,” were announced just four weeks before they begin the competition.

While competing for a $10K prize package as they learn to market themselves online, they’ll be mentored by 12 guest experts including Gina Bell, Tara Gentile, Diane Conklin, Deborah Gallant, Danny Iny, Erika Napoletano, Mike Michalowicz, Pamela Slim, Ann Smarty, Lori Taylor, Johnny Truant and Steven Washer.

The premiere season of “Prosperity’s Kitchen” has been dubbed the solopreneurs’ edition and is being presented by BIGSTOCK.

Tea Silvestre, the host of the show, said the contestants will be in class and tackling missions for 12 weeks beginning January 21, 2013.

Each week contestants are given real marketing tasks and within 48 hours to a week the task is completed and a review of the task with prominent business executives is done in the “kitchen.”

Contestants will work together in teams of three and accumulate points for best job on a particular mission – both as a team and as an individual. Judging criteria are based on task profitability, leadership skills, communication, innovation and exploration of new opportunities.

Below is the batch of contestants for the premiere season:

Janet Brent | Philippines – Graphic designer

Bonnie Bruderer| Sausalito, CA – Dirty Dog (retail)

Colleen Conger | Aberdeen, MS – Digital Photo & Design

Rachel Denning | Central America – Travel/Lifestyle Blogger

Kristin Elliott | Victor, NY – Doodie Pack (retail)

Linda Griego | LaPorte, CO - Java Raiz (retail)

Michelle Hastie | Huntington Beach, CA – Total Body Health

Ang Jandak | Nashua, NH – Lowbrow Events

Evelyn Kalinosky | Wyoming, PA - Inner Affluence (Coaching)

Tiffany Manley | Wilsonville, AL – Sweet Phenomena (home schooling)

Joseph Richards | Alexandria, VA – Salary Negotiators

Shaun Roney | Elk Grove, CA – Twinkle Ties (retail)

Peter Sterlacci | Kyoto Japan – Personal Branding

Jayne Ubl-Johnson | Champlin, MN – DriveSafeRideSafe

Tammy Vitale | Lusby, MD – Women Weaving it all Together (coaching)

Funding for the Prosperity’s Kitchen series is provided by Play-at-Home viewers, with additional support from BIGSTOCK royalty free images, BLUE HOST web hosting and ANYMEETING web meeting services.

Prosperity’s Kitchen is a Word Chef Enterprises production.



Prosperity’s Kitchen is a 12-week reality web edutainment series that aims to teach solopreneurs and micro business owners how to market themselves effectively online. Structured like a reality TV competition, 15 contestants will tackle weekly marketing missions in order to showcase what they’ve learned. The contestants are divided into teams of three and will be advised and mentored by Tea Silvestre, aka The Word Chef, as well as 12 other high profile marketing experts. The contestant who outperforms their cohorts will take home the $10,000 prize package (a mix of cash and prizes).


WCE is wholly owned and operated by Tea Silvestre of San Jose, CA. Tea is widely regarded as one of the top marketers in the world of small business. She’s the author of “Attract and Feed a Hungry Crowd: How Thinking Like a Chef Can Help You Build a Solid Business,” as well as the founding producer of the ground-breaking web series, “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”

Tea’s writing is often seen on some of the biggest blogs on the Internet, including Copyblogger, Problogger and MarketingProfs. She’s also a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events across the globe. Learn more at thewordchef.com.

About Tea Silvestre

Executive Producer of Prosperity's Kitchen, author and marketing coach to solopreneurs.


  1. Kristin (Doodie Pack) says:

    Very excited to be on this journey!!
    Kristin Elliott

  2. Sounds so exciting Tea and I know the participants will have fun AND learn a ton.

  3. Justina Sharp says:

    I am looking forward to following along! What a great collaboration!

  4. Virginia Cornue says:

    Yeah for our hometown gal, judge Debbie Galant. http://www.Sandratrouxmysteries.com co-authors Virginia Cornue and Linda Lombri (pen name Crystal Sharpe) will be watching!

  5. The Evelyn Kalinosky cheersquad is here! :-)

  6. This is THE most clever and exciting business collaboration (joint partnership, marketing brilliance, awesome attractor) I have ever seen! I am so thrilled I found it tonight in time to catch every bit of it starting tomorrow.


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