Other than a resident chef of the Food Network Channel hosting Nigelia Feasts and Nigelia Express, Nigelia Lawson is also a prolific cook book author whose books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
Melissa won season five of The Next Food Network Star in August 2009 beating thousands of candidates. She is a housewife and mother to four preschool-aged daughters.
Ingrid Hoffman is not new to television. She had her own show "Delicioso with Ingrid Hoffman" aired on Latin America's Cosmopolitan Network in 2004 which eventually became the highest rated show among the Hispanic stations in 2005. Her March 2006 appearance in the "Martha Stewart Show" introduced her to the english speaking audience. It was soon after that when the Food Network Channel called her.