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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 9/6/14
    Episode #307
    Chef Rob and Rebecca welcome Dr. Rick deShazo for health chicken nuggets & carrot fries.
  • Air date 5/15/14
    Episode #305
    Malcolm White joins Chef Rob in the kitchen to prepare a dish of grilled stuffed shrimp with farm-fresh vegetables.
  • Air date 05/08/14
    Episode #304
    Chef Rob prepares a delicious, gluten-free version of everyone's favorite: pizza.
  • Air date 05/01/14
    Episode #303
    Chef Rob Stinson cooks up a lighter, healthier version of lasagna using eggplant instead of heavy pasta.
  • Air date 04/24/14
    Episode #302
    Join Chef Rob with guest Grady Champion as they cook up grilled chicken and bok choy.
  • Air date 04/17/14
    Episode #301
    Chef Rob Stinson serves up a healthy version of beef and broccoli with brown rice.
  • 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.

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