Pollack will serve as associate producer on the series, with a focus on aligning corporate, foundation and individual sponsorships for the cooking and culture program.
“We are very pleased to have Kevin Pollack join the production team of this entertaining and educational series. Kevin brings with him a great understanding of the entertainment industry and the kind and charming demeanor to represent The Polish Cooking Show as we add sponsors,” says Rikki Lee Travolta, producer and co-creator of the program.
According to a Hollywood Reporter interview with Netflix VP Brandon Riegg, cooking and cooking shows top the list of the types of programs people react to around the world. In fact, according to Marketing Charts, 8 out of 10 adults watch cooking shows.
About the show
In Polish tradition, when a young man marries, it is his mother’s duty to take her new daughter-in-law under her wing and teach her the family recipes and the historical and cultural significance that comes with them.
The Polish Cooking Show brings this tradition to life with Ala Rokita (affectionately known as Mama Ala) and her lively and witty daughter-in-law Natalie Rokita (Czupta).
Mama Ala was born and raised in Poland before immigrating to the United States as a young woman to escape martial law. She is a master in the kitchen and a walking treasure trove of delicious European recipes.
Natalie is a Second City-trained performer who brings the show alive with her improv and comedy skills. Together, the two hosts have an incredible chemistry that makes the show a television staple.
Just as you don’t need to be British to enjoy the Great British Baking Show, you don’t need to be Polish to enjoy the Polish Cooking Show. While the show speaks directly to the country’s 9.15 million Polish Americans, the program has legions of fans from different cultures and backgrounds.
“People from all walks of life love The Polish Cooking Show because it’s honest and engaging, in the tradition of cooking shows that teach you how to cook,” says Travolta. “Cooking competition shows are fun, but viewers also want the opportunity to learn how to weave some of their own magic in the kitchen.”
Pollack recently produced the New Works Virtual Festival in cooperation with official media sponsor Broadway World. The festival was produced by Chaz Ebert, wife of the late film critic Roger Ebert. The event showcased the talents of Marlee Matlin, Kathleen Turner, Joely Fisher, George Wendt, Robert Wuhl, Richard Kind, Anthony Crivello, Robert Cuccioli and Marc Kudisch among other Hollywood and Broadway stars, and collected funds for The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund).
Pollack is also the producer of Chicago’s Progtoberfest Festival, held annually at Reggie’s Rock Club, one of the Midwest’s premier music venues. His resume further includes work in programming, administration, logistics and marketing for Raue Center for the Arts, Arcada Theatre, FedEx and Zooming the Movies.
“Kevin is an ideal addition to The Polish Cooking Show team,” praises Travolta. “He has a wide range of diverse talent, an understanding of the nature of sponsorships and a proven ability to get the ball into the end zone.”
Companies, philanthropists and foundations interested in The Polish Cooking Show can contact Pollack directly.
To contact Kevin Pollack regarding participation in The Polish Cooking Show’s offer to returning and brand-loyal viewers, call (224) 616-5683 x 1430 or (847) 637-6362 or email to: Kevin@ThePolishCookingShow.com