Pitzer College Alumna to Appear on NBC's New Television Series

Pitzer College alumna and chef Monique King '87 was featured on NBC's new reality television show America's Next Great Restaurant along with her business partner and husband Paul Rosenbluh. King and Rosenbluh are co-owners of Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena, CA, and the series debuts on March 6 at 8pm.

America's Next Great Restaurant was created by the producers of Top Chef and Project Runway with celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Curtis Stone who, along with Steve Ells (founder of Chipotle restaurants) and Lorena Garcia (a Miami restaurateur), are searching for the best new restaurant concept. Professional chefs such as King and Rosenbluh are paired with contestants to mentor and help foster their ideas. The winner will have his or her idea financed and launched as a restaurant chain.

Monique King, who majored in art at Pitzer College, is currently the executive chef at Lifeworks Restaurants, a new business dining group for corporations that aims to bring "scratch cooking" back to the board room. She and Rosenbluh opened the "global eclectic" Firefly Bistro in 2002, where he is the executive chef.

The Firefly Bistro is located at 1009 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA. http://eatatfirefly.com/

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