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Fit to Eat

In MPB's newest health initiative, Fit to Eat, Chef Rob Stinson shares his techniques for combining fresh, healthy ingredients using Mississippi’s wealth of agricultural resources. As Mississippi leaders work to combat the state’s obesity and health problems, MPB has teamed up with Stinson, a Mississippi restaurateur, to bring healthy cooking instruction right into the homes MPB TV viewers.

Chef Rob Stinson

Chef Rob Stinson attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in business management. He trained under Cordon Bleu Chef Gerald Thabuis; former Chef for President of France, Charles DeGaulle; Master Italian Chef Ciro Cuomo and Creole Chef Nathaniel Burton.  Stinson is executive chef and owner of three award-winning restaurants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His spectrum of work has spanned from 5-star dining at the Windsor Court Hotel Grill Room, to managing the highest volume restaurant in the world, Orlando Planet Hollywood. In 2007 and 2009, he was chosen by Governor Barbour to represent the State of Mississippi as official chef in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans.  He is the official chef of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Seafood Marketing Program. Rob, his wife Paige, and children Samuel and Abigail live in Long Beach, Mississippi. 

  • Air date 07/26/13
    Episode #212
    Chef Rob’s cooking up Southern favorites tonight with baked “fried” pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans!
  • Air date 07/18/13
    Episode #211
    Summer’s on with watermelon BBQ chicken and a turnip green salad with butter beans.
  • Air date 07/11/13
    Episode #210
    It’s grilling season, and Chef Rob is grilling up chicken skewers with sides of cilantro cream soup and asparagus.
  • Air date 06/20/13
    Episode #209
    It’s Steak Night on Fit to Eat – Chef Rob grills up a perfectly seasoned steak with a secret ingredient…served alongside baked potato crisps and Brussels sprouts.
  • Air date 06/13/13
    Episode #208
    Chef Rob stirs up a dish of Thai shrimp stir fry with fried brown rice and a side of Asian slaw.
  • Air date 05/30/13
    Episode #207
    Chef Rob turns this buttery seafood favorite into a light, healthy dinner with a side of radish salad.
  • Air date 05/23/13
    Episode #206
    Chef Rob is in the kitchen tonight making a lighter version of stuff pork tenderloin with sweet potato hash – life is good!
  • Air date 05/16/13
    Episode #205
    Italy meets Mississippi with Chef Rob’s gluten-free shrimp basilica and baked Italian green tomatoes.
  • Air date 05/09/13
    Episode #203
    It’s All-American Night on Fit to Eat with Chef Rob’s comforting All-American Chicken Soup with veggies and brown rice.

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