Will Alumnus Han Rueffert '91 be "The Next Food Network Star?"
Hans Rueffert, Class of '91, is one of eight original finalists for The Next Food Network Star, a show which began airing on The Food Network on June 5, 2005.
On the network's web site - Foodnetwork.com
- he is called "a family restaurateur;" he was the chef at the
Woodbridge Inn in Jasper, Ga., for many years and he still helps out
when he can. His parents have owned The Woodbridge Inn since 1977, and
as it said on the show, many of his fond childhood memories involve
working in the kitchen.
Rueffert is now the news director at ETC3, a locally owned and
operated cable network headquartered in Ellijay, Ga., which serves
Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Fannin, and Polk counties in north central
Georgia. Part of his duties include hosting, writing and producing the
cable show, North Georgia Now. He lives in nearby Talking Rock, Ga.
"Meet the eight finalists competing for their own six-part
cooking series in "The Next Food Network Star." Get an in-depth look,
full of professional advice from your favorite TV chefs, at what it
takes to be a star. Watch every week as the contestants compete in a
series of cooking tasks, and are judged on their skill, personality, and
overall food philosophy. But the judges don't have the final say: