Chef Robert Lewis is on a quest for food and fun and wants to discover the most interesting people and great places to eat along the way. Just another cooking or travel show? I don’t think so. After all, not just any show will take you on a Booze Quest to the banks of the Mississippi where Chef Robert will teach you how to creatively use gin and vodka in recipes shared by a small family-owned distillery.

What’s that? Spirited recipes not your style? Then tag along on a SPAM Quest. That’s SPAM as in pork shoulder and ham (not those nasty emails nobody wants). We find out what’s cooking in Hormel SPAM Town USA in Austin, MN.

Chef Robert and his camera crew (you’ll meet his cameraman, Paul, on many of the quests) are in for endless cooking and travel adventures as they embark on food quests that bring you the most interesting people, places and food across America.

With the Midwest as a launching point, the show takes advantage of unique opportunities to view both the origin and the end result of delicious foods as we visit farms and local home-grown markets, as well as restaurants and home kitchens where food is artfully prepared and lovingly enjoyed.

We are tracking down hometown culinary America. We are searching for America’s best kept cooking secrets, from grandma’s famous apple pie that has been handed down for generations, to that middle-of-nowhere restaurant that people drive hours to get to just for their one specialty.

We’re also after that special ingredient or homegrown produce or livestock that beats the mass-produced grocers hands down. From characters to creations we want to find the unique, the tastiest, the healthiest and the just plain fun foods, places and people across the country.

As we travel along on our quests, we’ll no doubt stumble upon other venues along the way, including farmer’s markets, cafes and coffee shops, and just about anything that catches the interest of Chef Robert and Paul.


Paul Kakert - Creator, Producer, Director, Shooter, Editor
Chef Robert Lewis - Talent
Tommy Garrett - Camera Operator

Technical Info

Shot on Panasonic HPX250 P2 Camcorder