For Immediate Release                                                                       


ATLANTA – Oct. 8, 2021 – AspireTV, the network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle, announced today that the network will premiere G. Garvin Live! on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. In the new series, renowned Chef, Author, Producer and Restaurateur, Chef G. Garvin, is spicing up our lives with savory, tasty fare that will boost every meal to new heights.


“As the premier destination for Black lifestyle content, we’re thrilled to bring our viewers G. Garvin Live!,” said Tina Rodriguez, senior director, programming & acquisitions, AspireTV. ”We often hear from Black lifestyle television enthusiasts that they love cooking shows, but rarely see themselves represented on screen. It’s been our mission to change that perspective and have representation across all lifestyle genres. Chef G. Garvin has been working behind the camera with AspireTV for years on Butter & Brown, so it’s an honor to have him step in front of the camera for this all-new series.”


In G. Garvin Live!, Executive Chef G. Garvin will take everyday ingredients that are easy to find from any pantry and turn them into great homemade decadent meals in minutes. Chef G. will share recipes that will be smooth and easy for the novice cook and effortless for the culinary veteran. In addition, Chef G. will also be cooking alongside some of his closest friends who love food and love to cook. This experience is a friendly cooking show that will allow you to enjoy the journey from the beginning to the final dish. Dishes featured on the upcoming season will include Lobster Gnocchi, Orange Ginger Shrimp, Pan Seared Salmon, Sauteed Veal Chop, Shrimp & Grits and Bone in Ribeye to name a few.


  1. Garvin Live! is produced by One Bite Productions with Chef G. Garvin serving as executive producer.


About Chef Garvin

Restaurateur, Culinary and Hospitality Consulting Specialist, and Chief Culinary Advisor for SodexoMAGIC. Chef Garvin started his culinary career at the age of 13 in his hometown, Atlanta, Ga. Within 3 years, he was working at the Ritz Carlton-Downtown as the youngest line cook working with German Chef Vulker Shupp. He would later move to Palm Springs, California working under Chef Jean Pierre Dubray at the Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage. As his culinary career continued to show promise, Garvin relocated to Los Angeles, California, where his career evolved from Sous Chef to Executive Chef, to eventually opening his own catering & events company and signature restaurant. He continued to make a name for himself, and within a short span of time, make the leap to TV with his Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin show. After 7 seasons, 3 books, and numerous accolades, his increasing popularity would lead to shows on the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, and his first James Beard Award nomination. Garvin can now be seen as a special guest on Good Morning America, or on Food Network alongside hosts such as Guy Fieri. He has also opened numerous restaurants in Atlanta through his “LowCountry Restaurants” brand and is actively working to educate and inspire the next generation of culinary professionals with his “G Garvin Culinary and Hospitality Foundation”. Through Garvin’s efforts, he hopes to aid in breaking down the diversity barriers within not only the cooking industry but in society as a whole where chefs of color are often categorized more often by race than a profession.


About AspireTV
AspireTV is the television network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle in a way that is inspiring, authentic and entertaining. AspireTV offers reality series, specials and independent films as well as beloved dramas, contemporary comedies and provocative documentaries that allow you to connect and … see yourself here. AspireTV is available in the top 25 African American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit on Twitter and @TVaspire on Instagram.



Kristina Stafford Kelly
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