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World-renowned Chef Cooks out of the Kitchen

World-renowned Friedman Paul Erhardt, a German-born cook known as “Chef Tell”, was one of America’s pioneering television Master chefs – as well as author, spokesperson, raconteur, restauranteur, and entertainer. Born in Stuttgart, the son of a newspaper owner, Erhardt earned the nickname “Tell” after playing William Tell in a school play. Trained in restaurants and hotels throughout Europe, he made his first appearance on a local Philadelphia TV show “Dialing for Dollars” in 1974 – followed by a 90-second cooking spot on a nationally syndicated show, which blossomed into appearances on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” specials for QVC, and a PBS program, “In the Kitchen with Chef Tell.” His jolly personality, thick German accent and wit, made him a fixture on “Regis and Katie Lee” and comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live.” He was also the inspiration for the Swedish chef on “The Muppet Show.”


Tell’s ability to incorporate humor and the entertainment factor into his cooking was unmatched. Through a referral, he came to us seeking a more serious role, in search of public relations and promotion for his name and work as well as having interest in hosting a cooking show with sponsors, radio program, and later, product endorsements.

This ebullient man, always brightened our meetings with great foods and every conversation ending with:


Chef Tell captured the hearts of both critics and audiences. Enjoy some of our works and special memories of Chef Tell’s appearances.

“Trish and her firm have the perfect recipe for success! She is quite charming, creative, talented and a culinary chef in the marketing kitchen! And she understands my accent to boot! Her enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you for creating a great cooking event celebration! Every detail was met. I felt more of an audience that day than with any of my TV shows! The PR alone was fabulous!
I see you…”

-'Chef Tell’ Friedman Paul Erhardt


Radio Spot 1 - Chef Tell
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Radio Spot 2 - Chef Tell
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WEEU Feedback Show - Chef Tell
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World-renowned Friedman Paul Erhardt, known as “Chef Tell”

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