On Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10PM CT (11PM ET & PT), New Orleans’ locals and Food Network fans from around the world can tune in to watch the premiere of Kitchen Takeover – the new Food Network show starring New Orleans’ very own Isaac Toups, Chef/Owner of Toups Meatery and Toups South.

No stranger to television, Toups is thrilled to be back on the small screen and is enjoying working on his new show. “This is some great television. Come watch the big friendly Cajun try to help some good people out of some sticky situations,” says Toups.

In Kitchen Takeover, Toups travels across the country to help failing restaurants and food businesses before they’re shuttered for good. He’s taking over the kitchens, creating new menus, renovating the restaurants and inspiring the staff, all in an attempt to set them on the road to success.

In the first episode, “Cajun Crisis,” Chef Toups is called to help get Margarita Momma’s Bourbon St. Grille in Fayetteville, Georgia, back on track before it gets shut down. With a menu of clashing cuisines and no savings left, the unfocused owners will lose everything if they don’t follow Isaac’s lead.

Stay up to date on new segments at https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/kitchen-takeoverand talk about the show using #kitchentakeover. 

Interviews are available upon request.

Media contacts:
Lauren Busch/Anabel Mendez/Gladys Acevedo
Brustman Carrino Public Relations


About Isaac Toups:
Two-time finalist for James Beard “Best Chef: South” and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” season 13 “Fan Favorite,” Chef Isaac Toups exemplifies the new guard of Cajun chefs. A native of Rayne, Louisiana – the heart of Cajun country – Toups is known for his “born and braised” culinary style. Chef/Owner of Toups' Meatery and Toups South in New Orleans, his unique combination of childhood roots, heavily influenced by both grandmothers, along with honing his skills in some of New Orleans’ most acclaimed restaurants – including a decade of fine dining experience in Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans kitchens – gives Chef Isaac Toups a cutting-edge that is unrivaled. Toups released his first cookbook, Chasing the Gator – Isaac Toups & the New Cajun Cooking (Little, Brown and Company) on October 23, 2018, alongside co-author Jennifer V. Cole. Named one of the best cookbooks of 2018 by both  The New York Times andSouthern Living , Chasing the Gator takes readers on a fun-filled journey through modern Cajun cooking with tricks, tips, recipes and stories. ­