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BSTV Participating in Montclair Design Week


BSTV Entertainment is participating in the Inaugural Montclair Design Week Studio Crawl.  Come and visit our gorgeous loft style offices and see where the magic happens on October 26, 2018 from 4-8pm.  Please visit Montclair Design Week for more information.

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BSTV Entertainment is currently looking to fill the following positions.  Please contact us for more information at the emails listed below:

Executive in Charge of Production: gina@bstventertainment.com

Executive Assistant: gina@bstventertainment.com

Development Interns: carly@bstventertainment.com

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Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular Announcment


A special episode of Trisha’s show called “Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular.” will air October 15, at 8pm ET on Food Network.  Trisha preps for a Halloween gala, trying on costumes and making Halloween-themed dishes. There’s also a visit to a Halloween-themed bar in Nashville. Read the full article here.


BSTV Produces Young Trailblazers video for Live Out Loud


BSTV produced the video for Live Out Loud and premiered it at their 17th annual fundraising gala at the Times Center in New York City. For more information visit the Live Out Loud website.


Variety Announces Season 3 of Beach Bites with Katie Lee


Season Three of Beach Bites with Katie Lee airs on Cooking Channel in June 2018.  Read more here.  



BSTV Entertainment celebrates FIVE YEARS!


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Trisha Yearwood premieres 10th season of Food Network series ‘Trisha’s Southern Kitchen’



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Cooking Channel Premieres Season Two of Beach Bites


Katie Lee follows her taste buds on a culinary adventure to find the best beach bites and regional surfside cuisine on the return of BEACH BITES WITH KATIE LEE , beginning on Thursday, June 1st at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel.



BSTV earns three Daytime Emmy Nominations!


BSTV’s show, The Kitchen (Food Network), was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative and Outstanding Hosts Talk Show/Informative.  There was also a nomination for BSTV’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network) for Outstanding Culinary Program.  The Daytime Emmys are announced on April 28th and 30th.



BSTV raises $6000 at Fundraiser & Screening of Trapped


On February 23, 2017 BSTV hosted a sold out fundraiser for the Center for Reproductive Rights and screening of the award winning documentary Trapped.  The film chronicles the fight to keep abortion safe and legal in the South. It is currently available on Netflix.  The film was followed by a Q&A panel with the filmmaker, Dawn Porter.  Also on hand was Autumn  Katz from the CRR, Kate Temoney, professor at Montclair State University, and Jennifer Rogers, recent graduate from MSU.  125 guests enjoyed food from MishMish Cafe, and donated over $6000 to the CRR.



The Kitchen & Trisha’s Southern Kitchen honored at Cynopsis Media Awards



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What better way for Cynopsis to celebrate our 20th Anniversary than by honoring the best of the best in the industry we’re so proud to cover? A reception to celebrate our two decades took place February 7 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, followed by a dinner highlighted by the presentation of the very first Cynopsis TV Awards, saluting excellence in national television programming.  BSTV’s The Kitchen won Best Talk Series (Daytime) and an Honorable Mention went to Trisha’s Southern Kitchen for Best Reality Series (Food/Lifestyle).  Read more here.

New series, Kitchen Sink premieres January 2017



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New Season premieres Sunday, January 15th at 11am ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK – December 21, 2016 – Start your Sundays off in the New Year with food, friends and fun, in a new season of Kitchen Sinkpremiering Sunday, January 15th at 11am ET/PT on Food Network. With three new co-hosts joining the Kitchen Sink, including Food Network Star winner Tregaye Fraser, world-renowned chef Spike Mendelsohn, cookbook author Fanny Slater and special guests, each episode features the latest in food trends, internet-inspired recipes, genius kitchen hacks, cooking shortcuts and more. Don’t miss this entertaining and enlightening daytime series that will touch upon all things and the Kitchen Sink!

“Sprinkle in expert recipe tips and today’s hottest culinary trends, add a dash of personality, and you have the perfect recipe for fun,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “Tregaye, Spike and Fanny are a perfect addition to Food Network’s weekend lineup, and along with the special guests, they will be serving up a fast-order of food, fun, and inspiration!”

Over 13 half-hour episodes, the co-hosts along with special guests take a look at the latest culinary trends, offer up kitchen hacks and time-saving shortcuts, while sharing delicious new recipes for every occasion, including inspired culinary delights from the latest and greatest digital food frontier. In addition to culinary tips, trends and techniques, the co-hosts serve up delicious recipes to make at home; from Sunday brunch to a Saturday night party including an epic take on a cinnamon roll, Super Easy Sloppy Sliders for a do-it-yourself party menua weeknight pasta dish using only five ingredients, nachos with a twist and many more. The Kitchen Sink will also step out of the studio and on to the streets with Sink on the Street, going on location for a deep dive into popular food trends and the culinary delights they inspire.

Visit FoodNetwork.com to view photos and video highlights with the co-hosts, and to save your favorite recipes and tips. Weigh in on the ideas you like best using #KitchenSink.

Celebrating Our New Offices at 16 Label!



Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: SEASON 8


Trisha Yearwood invites you into her into her home while she cooks up some of her favorite dishes. From backyard barbecues to a night on the town, Trisha brings the fun with the help of family and friends. She’ll have stories and recipes to share, so pull up a front seat! Food Network, Saturdays, 9am ET

Check out some Behind-the-Scenes pics from Season 8:


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Delish features Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular in it’s coverage of Food Network Halloween Specials for 2018.  Read the full article here.


Variety covers our Season Three Premiere of Beach Bites with Katie Lee.  Read more here.


Trisha Yearwood dresses as husband Garth Brooks for Halloween on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen! READ MORE


Trisha Yearwood premieres 10th season of Food Network Series ‘Trisha’s Southern Kitchen’  READ MORE

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Cooking Channel premieres Season Two of Beach Bites with Katie Lee. 


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BSTV honored at the Cynopsis Media Awards. READ MORE


Start your Sundays off in the New Year with food, friends and fun, in a new season of Kitchen Sinkpremiering Sunday, January 15th at 11am ET/PT on Food Network. READ MORE


Katie Lee On Culture and Cuisine at the Beach! Read this Q&A with Katie Lee, host of BSTV Entertainment’s show Beach Bites.  READ MORE


What The Fung?! – Andrew and David Fung, comedians and brothers, scour the United States for the best in regional food while sticking to a daily budget of $50 each. READ MORE


Food Network takes a behind-the-scenes look at the DISNEY CRUISE LINE in the one-hour primetime special Disney Dream Cruise with Food Network, premiering Friday, March 27th at 8pm ET/PT. READ MORE


Food Network Renews Weekly Cooking Show ‘The Kitchen’ READ MORE


BSTV Entertainment receives their first Emmy nomination for Sandra’s Restaurant Remakes!


Beth Burke, formerly an exec at Food Network and HGTV in the U.S., and Blake Swerdloff, most recently a showrunner on HGTV’s The High Low Project, have launched a lifestyle development and production company called BSTV Entertainment.” READ MORE

“A multi-Emmy award-winner and internationally-acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home, Sandra Lee has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature “smart and simple” philosophy. She empowers people of all walks of life to create memorable meals, hospitable homes, and creative crafts and shows them how to entertain for every occasion – with ease.” READ MORE


Food Network renews Marc Summers and Joey Fatone’s ‘Rewrapped’ READ MORE


With FYI’s new series, What the Fung?!, Andrew and David Fung see if their passions for comedy, food and travel can work on the small screen as well as they do on YouTube. READ MORE


Food, Fun And Five Talented Co-Hosts Are On The Menu In New Daytime Series The Kitchen.


“I feel so blessed to be able to work with the most incredible and talented production team over at BSTV Entertainment. The quality of the show is a thousand times better, and we really focused on the food, and let the jokes come second.”


“Together with the two new shows — including her first in prime time — it represents an aggressive push to move beyond the stand-and-stir shows for which she is known and become an all-around TV personality along the lines of Rachael Ray.” READ MORE


“Throughout the season of Sandra’s Restaurant Remakes, Sandra takes on the famous fare of restaurants, bakeries and bars, and then puts her unique spin on the perfected classics giving viewers tips on how to make restaurant-quality dishes at home. From her Unbelievable Meatball Burger to a Chocolate Coconut Cake Cocktail, Sandra makes the astonishing, attainable and the remarkable, relatable for all at-home cooks.” READ MORE


Martha Stewart on The Kitchen. WATCH HERE.



Geography, humor and food are the ingredients of “What The Fung?!” Brothers and comedians Andrew and David Fung travel across America in search of the best local spots to eat in this 13-episode so-journ. Read More


Kate Rohmann was upped to Vice President, Operations at BSTV Entertainment. Rohmann had been line producer.


Celeb chefs talk food and family in upcoming Food Network daytimer, The Kitchen. The 13-episode series from BSTV Entertainment launches Saturday, January 4 at 11a.


The “Semi-Homemade” host, who is New York State’s First Girlfriend — she has lived with Gov. Cuomo for years — had a lot on her plate this summer, filming the two shows and revamping Sandra Lee, the Magazine, but still found time to tease some secret recipes out of some of the best chefs in the U.S.” READ MORE


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“BSTV is a new development and production company specializing in lifestyle programming and founded by former Food Network executive Beth Burke and HGTV showrunner Blake Swerdloff. The pair is developing and producing programs based around well-known on-air talent. This fall, BSTV has two lifestyle shows: Sandra’s Restaurant Remakes airing on Food Network and two special episodes of Quest For The Fresh with Claire Robinson.”


Iconic, Nostalgic Snack Foods Rule in Food Network’s New ‘Rewrapped’ READ MORE


The Fung Brothers (Asian-American comedians/rappers, apparently) travel the country trying to dine well for just $50 a day.


Giving Back

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BSTV is proud to have donated diapers, baby supplies, toys and clothes to Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children coated in Patterson, New Jersey.  BSTV also donated enough money  for 300 women and children to get a hot meal this winter.  Our own Steve Vannucci organized the drive and made sure the donations were delivered.  Learn more about how you can help here.



Throughout the month of February, BSTV Entertainment collected personal care products for women in need.  Nearly 1 million NYC women and girls are living below the poverty level.  Join Food Bank for NYC and Katie Lee to fight hunger like a woman.  Get started now by clicking here.



February 2017: BSTV hosted a sold out fundraiser for the Center for Reproductive Rights and screening of the award winning documentary Trapped.  The film chronicles the fight to keep abortion safe and legal in the South. It is currently available on Netflix.  The film was followed by a Q&A panel with the filmmaker, Dawn Porter.  Also on hand was Autumn  Katz from the CRR, Kate Temoney, professor at Montclair State University, and Jennifer Rogers, recent graduate from MSU.  125 guests enjoyed food from MishMish Cafe, and donated over $6000 to the CRR.



October 2015: Our October BSTV GivesBack event was a 10k run on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. Our company, along with the help of family and friends, participated on behalf of the Somerset Hill Learning Institute. Somerset is a local and private non-profit program that offers a broad spectrum of services to children, adolescents, and adults with autism.

September 2015: BSTV Gives Back joined Habitat for Humanity and Mr. Willy to assist in the building of a home for a low income family. The project called for sheet rock installation on the second floor while the first floor called for a bathroom break down. BSTV divided into two teams and conquered! A very special thanks to Mr. Willy for teaching us so much about the community of Newark and how he got to be involved with this program after his decades-long construction years.



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Tickets to the Kitchen

The Kitchen films at our Montclair, NJ studio one week per month with your choice of the 9AM or 2PM taping. We ask that a maximum of 4 tickets per party are reserved and that audience members be at least 10 years of age. Our studio can accommodate 25 people per taping.

FOR TICKETS EMAIL US at tickets@bstventertainment.com

Our Work

Our People

BSTV Entertainment is a ten time emmy nominated development + production company specializing in talent driven lifestyle programming

Beth Burke

Founder + Executive Producer

Prior to launching BSTV, Burke was a programming executive at the Food Network, Cooking Channel, and HGTV. During her tenure at Food Network, Burke worked closely with Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, Ina Garten, Paula Deen, Alton Brown, Alex Guarneschelli and Anne Burrell, among others. She oversaw Food Network hits such as “Barefoot Contessa, “Semi Homemade With Sandra Lee,” “Paula’s Best Dishes.” At HGTV, Burke launched House Hunters International & numerous design shows, overseeing hundreds of hours of original programming over her 3 year tenure. Burke started her career in production with the launch of the FX Network, producing for the groundbreaking morning show, “Breakfast Time.” An industry veteran, Beth has produced for VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, FX and the Travel Channel. Burke graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television & Film.
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Blake Swerdloff

Founder + Executive Producer

Before joining forces with Beth Burke in 2012 to create BSTV, Blake Swerdloff most recently ran the highly successful HGTV program, “The High Low Project” with host Sabrina Soto. Swerdloff’s passion for development has led him to creating and selling series and specials to HGTV and OWN, at the same time overseeing multiple episodes of one of TRU TV’s highest rated series. Swerdloff began his career at MTV, working for the Development Department on series like "The Tom Green Show". As a much desired producer, he was sought after by almost every major network and cable channel on television, producing shows for the Disney Channel and ABC’s "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He then landed at VH1 in the series and specials department where he produced a long list of reality and documentary programs including the extremely popular show "Driven." Since leaving VH1, he went on to produce shows for E! Entertainment, Court TV, BET, A&E, MSNBC and Discovery Channel. Swerdloff graduated from University of Arizona with a degree in Fine Arts and has a certificate in film from New York University. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.
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Michael Maniaci

Vice President of Development

Michael is tasked with creating & developing various talent-driven lifestyle content across all lanes of broadcast, cable and digital for BSTV Entertainment. With over a decade’s experience at production companies and network, Michael has a true love for making TV. He recently developed & sold the series “Flipping Exes” to Bravo & “Beats & Eats” to Genius Kitchen. Michael has also developed series, pilots and specials for Animal Planet, Complex, CMT, MTV, Nat Geo, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian, WE, and The Weather Channel. Michael began his career working on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He is a Seton Hall University alum and lives in Red Bank, NJ with his wife & pup Leo.

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Meghan Spielberg

Supervising Producer

Meghan Spielberg joined BSTV in December 2014 as the Supervising Producer of ‘The Kitchen’. She spent the bulk of her career rising though the ranks at MSNBC, serving as the Executive Producer of various shows, including ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ and ‘The Abrams Report’ and eventually the Senior Executive Producer of Daytime News where she helped managed daytime editorial and operations. Spielberg went on to serve as an Executive Producer of ‘Bethenny’. She is a graduate of Catholic University of American and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in NJ with her husband and 2 children.

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Stacy Axelrod Falcone

Supervising Producer

Stacy  joined the BSTV team in December 2013, and has contributed to the success of shows like Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Beach Bites with Katie Lee, Disney Dream Cruise, Rewrapped and Broke Bites: What The Fung. Stacy spent the bulk of her career rising through the ranks at VH1, ultimately producing on the All Access and I Love The… series. She went on to manage and produce on series for Travel Channel, Food Network and Style Network; honing her experience in a variety of TV formats.  Along with her love of TV production, Stacy is passionate about her family, British Rom-Coms, and Rock & Roll.

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Larisa Kolbe

Post Production Manager

Hailing from the suburbs of Maryland, Larisa Kolbe came to New York to pursue a career in television after receiving a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University. She has worked for Food Network and Cooking Channel as an associate producer for shows like Guy’s Big Bite, Cooking For Real, Secrets of A Restaurant Chef, $10 Dinners, Symon’s Suppers and Cook Like an Iron Chef. When not filling the office halls with her infectious laugh she is responsible for the efficient and detailed post production workflow of BSTV Entertainment productions.

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Rick Osterberg


A “JKL” button pushing fool for the last 13 years, Osterberg has cut and covered everything from Bridal to Baseball. He has edited series for networks such a Fuse, Bio, Showtime, MTV, VH1, Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, BBC as well as TLC’s hit series Say Yes to the Dress. Osterberg is a graduate of SUNY Cortland, he started his career teaching middle school history. He lives in NJ with his wife and three kids.

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Jed Holtz

Art Director

A sought-after Art Director specializing in culinary and lifestyle production, Jed is obsessed with color, patterns, and arranging objects. Before his current position as the Emmy-Nominated Art Department Head at Food Network’s The Kitchen, Jed styled productions for ABC, NBC, HGTV, TLC and many others.
Jed informs his career with a lifetime of studying decorative arts and design, including a metal-smithing BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art. He learned decorating from his grandmother, and how to create with natural materials from a childhood on the family farm in upstate NY.

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