Dane Neal is a host and creator of both local and national radio programs and food features having aired on hundreds of stations for over 15 years. When it comes to “Food Radio”, for over a decade Dane Neal has interviewed food favorites from Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay to the legendary Jacques Pepin & Wolfgang Puck. Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Andrew Zimmern and things both delicious and bizarre…Giada, Guy Fieri and food enthusiasts everywhere, Dane Neal has talked to so many of the people who have cooked and tasted it all.
As co-host of Restaurant Radio America, Access Appetite and Flavor HD on Chicago’s WGN 720, Dane has broadcast live from the Food and Wine Classic at Aspen, the South Beach Wine and Food Fest and has been on the scene covering the biggest culinary events in the country including The Great American Beer Festival, The American Royal World Series of BBQ and Food and Wine functions from New York to Napa.
Dane has also helped to shape many great charity and culinary efforts, serving as Master of Ceremonies, Judge or featured speaker at numerous events including the Cochon 555 & Cochon Heritage BBQ tours, BaconFest, The World Food Championships & many many more.
Dane lives with his family in suburban Chicagoland where he cooks up Food Radio for the country, helps food stars FLY through “Jet Chefs” AND is bringing the world’s greatest blueberries from Michigan to the masses.
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Beth is the co-founder and CEO of the Yummie Network. YN is an online content brand stacked with dynamic multimedia food and lifestyle content. Fun, lively, celebrity-filled, snackable content making life more yummie everyday!
Spokesperson and Media Personality-
Beth is a regular guest on WGN Radio Access Appetite with Dane Neal and a Co-host for Yummie Network Podcast. She appears regularly on Chicago local television as a sports entertaining expert for stations such as, WCIU You & Me in the morning, Fox 32 and Windy City Live. Most recently, Beth appeared as a contestant on the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
Beth is a brand cheerleader and spokesperson for Coke Zero, Sam’s Club and other partner brands in a program called, “Cook-off Before Kick-off”, which included a video series that she co-hosted with Ray Lampe, A.K.A. Dr. BBQ. Together they developed 125 recipes for For two years, Beth ate and drank her way to over 30 ESPN Game Day college campuses as a professional college football tailgate expert. Go Team, Tailgate!
Inspiring Recipe Champion
Beth is a Fox’s Master Chef Alum, award-winning competitive cook, named the 2013-2014 World Food Recipe Champion. Beth’s food competition career has been epic, a former restaurateur she focused on creating recipes with a ratcheted-up yum factor. Beth’s winning Italian-style mac & cheese recipe at World Food Championships, featured six different cheeses propelling the notion of comfort food to new heights.