Melba of Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem on THE VIEW and Food Network’s FAT CHEF TV shows today

Melba's Restaurant HarlemThe fabulous Melba of Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem is ready for nationwide exposure as she hits the television airwaves on two programs today.  First up is an appearance on ABC’s THE VIEW at 11:00 am, where she will promote the new show “Fat Chef” which will air on the Food Network on Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Fat Chef is a six episode series which follows twelve overweight culinary professionals from Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio during four-months as they try to lose weight with the help of therapists, nutritionists, and trainers.

Congratulations Melba! Harlem Trends wishes you all the best, and we advise readers to check-out Melba’s Restaurant at 300 West 114st and Frederick Douglass Boulevard for some great food and atmosphere.

Michael is a 36-year-old morbidly obese pastry chef from Long Island with a dangerous fast food addiction. As he hovers around 500 pounds, his life and health are in dire straits. Meanwhile Harlem soul food maven Melba is a single mom wrestling with obesity of her own, as she deprives herself during the day and binges at night. Both blame their extreme weight on long hours, stress, and constant temptation synonymous with the food industry. Their weight is putting their lives in serious danger. Now they are doing something about it – following them over sixteen weeks, Michael and Melba attempt to reassess their relationships to food. With the help of Robert Brace working with Michael and Christine Avanti working with Melba, these chefs will try to lose 25% of their body weight and regain control of their lives.