Food Network’s Juan-Carlos Cruz plans to make a cameo appearance at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, greeting guests and signing copies of his cookbook in the Duda Farm Fresh booth on Oct. 3 in Anaheim, Calif.

Food Network chef to promote cookbook at Fresh Summit


Cruz, host of two Food Network Shows, Calorie Countdown and Weighing In, also authored "The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook: A 5-Week Eating Strategy for Sustainable Weight Loss."

Cruz is scheduled to give away copies of his cookbook to Oviedo, Fla.-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods’ booth visitors from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 3, according to a news release.

“For 85 years, we’ve grown a wide variety of healthy and delicious farm fresh fruits and vegetables that people enjoy eating on a daily basis, so Juan-Carlos was an obvious choice as our guest,” said Nichole Towell, marketing development manager for Duda Farm Fresh Foods.

Cruz also owns Pastrydude, a bakery and wedding cake maker in Los Angeles.