Top Chef Contestant, Ryan Scott, Offers Everyday Gourmet Tips

Published 03/10 2014 12:55PM

Updated 03/10 2014 05:02PM

Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in a dinner rut eating the same, boring dishes? Not to worry-you don't have to be a Top Chef to go gourmet at home.
Chef Ryan Scott has some weeknight meal inspiration that include his quick and easy secrets to elevate meals in ways you may not have thought of before.  He's got some simple add-ins that can transform your meals with new flavor combinations and pantry staples that can be so much more.

Some of Ryan's Tips:

Step outside of your culinary comfort zone - open your taste buds to new flavors and ingredients like jicima or quinoa

Add a little spice - spices & herbs that easily add color, excitement and fresh flavor to meals

Rethink pantry staples- elevate familiar favorites using new products like premium canned tuna that you can find right in your local grocery store


Ryan Scott is a renowned executive chef based in San Francisco, CA. He opened Myth Café - ultimate hot spot for foodies and named one of the top dining destinations for California cuisine by San Francisco Magazine. In 2007, Scott was cast as one of 16 contestants on Bravos top-rated reality cooking show, Top Chef. He contributes his time and talents to The American Heart Association, The Guardsman Association and his annual Ryan Scott's Harvest for the Heart, which provides 3,000 bagged lunches for people in need. Scott appears regularly in both regional and national media outlets such as NBC Today Show, Fox News, Better TV, Fox & Friends and local CA morning shows.

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