|Recipe for Love premieres October 11 on Hallmark Channel. Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media |
United States, LLC/Photographer: Diyah Pera
Panabaker and Roberts star alongside Pascale Hutton (Artic Air, When Calls The Heart) and Amos Mitchell (The Trainer) in the film, which follows the story of an unlikely pair who are forced to work together in the kitchen and end up combining all the right ingredients for a promising new relationship. The culinary romance also features guest star Peter DeLuise, who plays himself as a celebrity judge to a heated cooking competition.
Lauren Hennessey (Panabaker) has always loved to cook and is a proud perfectionist at her job at Food & Entertainment Magazine's test kitchen while she dreams of being able to finally afford culinary school in Paris. When her boss offers her a bonus if she agrees to ghostwrite the cookbook of a difficult celebrity chef, Lauren sees her dream becoming a reality-as soon as she can tame the notorious bad boy chef in question, Dexter Durant (Roberts). The edgy host of his own cooking show, Dexter has a reputation of being reckless and stubborn and immediately clashes with Lauren on the project, preferring to keep his recipes-and his personal life-private. Despite the warnings of her older sister Nan (Hutton), Lauren refuses to give up, attempting to conquer each of Dexter's dishes with precision. Slowly peeling back the layers of Dexter's tough-guy persona, she starts seeing a different, vulnerable side to this big-shot chef. Suddenly, their dueling culinary styles become the perfect complement in the kitchen and an attraction between them starts to boil over.
With their unpredictable new romance heating up, Lauren tries to save Dexter's sinking career by getting him to open himself up to a different kind of cookbook, while simultaneously shutting down Gio (Mitchell), a scheming young chef coveting Dexter's time slot. As the cookbook nears completion, Dexter and Gio must face off in a final cook-off, judged by celebrity Peter DeLuise (as himself), and Lauren and Dexter finally discover the best way to write a recipe is to cook from the heart.
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Recipe for Love is a Lighthouse Pictures, Inc. production. Executive Producers are Shawn Williamson and Craig Anderson. Jamie Goehring is the producer. Ron Oliver directs from a script by Michael J. Murray.
The cast includes Lori Ann Triolo and Karen Holness.