Golden State Distillery – Keeping Silicon Beach Spirits High

Gray Whale Gin makes a HUGE splash in Vegas!

Silicon Beach Magazine article on Golden State Distillery!

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Like Every Creative Director Dreams, This CD Is Heading to Hollywood

Proud of my wife… Keep up the amazing work!

PROJECT UNICORN launches a new trailer

The barbaric illegal trade in endangered animals parts spurred Marsh Mokhtari, TV host and producer to travel to Africa to document the link between terrorist groups and the illicit trade in South East Asia. The trailer can be seen here

Marsh Mokhtari & LA Lakers Legend A.C. Green are FIT FOR LIFE

LA Lakers legendary ‘Ironman’ player A.C. Green who played the most consecutive games in NBA history [1192 games] joined Marsh Mokhtari to cook up some healthy recipes for the LA Lakers Fit For Life program. photo


Marsh & AC Green are committed to helping kids avoid obesity by encouraging healthy eating habits along with regular exercise.


The Silent Heroes Foundation backs Marsh Mokhtari’s documentary film Project Unicorn.

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York Elementary School gets a visit from the LA Lakers and Marsh Mokhtari:

York Elementary School in Hawthorne, CA was the winner of the 4th Annual Lakers Fit for Life Timeout where they were visited by the Los Angeles Lakers players, Laker Girls and Marsh Mokhtari as their prize.

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The article can be viewed here.

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Jolly Good Productions EP is voted #15 most Creative Women in Advertising:

Jan 17, 2013 – Jan Livingston Mokhtari, Executive Producer (at Marsh Mokhtari’s) Jolly Good Productions LLC has been voted as number 15 in Business Insiders prestigious list of the ‘Top 33 Women in Advertising’. Read the full article here.


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‘Extreme Chef’ Marsh Mokhtari takes him from soap operas to the Upright Citizens Brigade

As Food Network show hosts go, Marsh Mokhtari of “Extreme Chef” has the most intriguing resume yet.


Read the full article here.

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McGyver Meals with Marsh Mokhtari

On Extreme Chef, the Food Network competition show, some of America’s most talented chefs are tasked with making four-star quality dishes amid a range of serious environmental and physical challenges, such as torrential downpours and hail storms.

Read the full article here.

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Host Marsh Mokhtari combines both Danger AND Delicious on Food Network’s EXTREME CHEF

Aug 25th, 2012

Extreme Chef” host Marsh Mokhtari has always walked the walk when it comes to death defying television…add in some of the best (and bravest) chefs in the world and the toughest culinary challenges…taking them from here to Thailand and you have “Extreme Chef”! Read the full article and listen to the radio interview here.

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Extreme Chef Returns:

Sunday, August 8, 2012

Ben Sargent and Marsh MokhtariA second season of Extreme Chef takes seven of America’s most fearless chefs out of their kitchens and drops them into extreme locations, from the scorching California desert to the exotic jungles of Thailand.

Seven of America’s most-fearless chefs test their physical prowess, mental toughness and culinary skills on Extreme Chef, hosted by TV veteran and seasoned world traveler Marsh Mokhtari. The grueling and seemingly impossible culinary challenges are judged by a rotating panel of notable guest judges, including Simon Majumdar (Next Iron Chef judge and food journalist), Ben Sargent (host of Cooking Channel’s Hook, Line & Dinner), and Troy Johnson (host of Crave, food critic and journalist). In the end, only one chef will be the most extreme while taking home a $50,000 grand prize.

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Second season of Food Network’s ‘Extreme Chef’ tests Jersey cooks’ culinary prowess

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lance Knowling, a chef from N.J., will compete on the second season of Food Network's ‘Extreme Chef.’Terry French and Lance Knowling can not only cook, but they can do it in some of the world’s most exotic locations.

The New Jersey cooks are taking on grueling culinary challenges as competitors on Food Network’s “Extreme Chef.”

The second season, premiering on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m., sends seven culinary experts into a California desert, through a Native American village and onto a floating raft in Bangkok. It’s all part of the battle for the title of most fearless chef — and a $50,000 prize.

French, 45 of Egg Harbor, N.J., found himself on “Extreme Chef” largely by accident. An ad on Craigslist asked, “Are you a culinary badass?” French answered yes and submitted his phone number.

Later, he received a call from Food Network asking if he would compete on the show.

“It was almost like a freak chance,” he says.

For French, owner of a private catering business called Rebel BBQ, dealing with the heat of Salton City, Calif., was actually the easiest part of filming the first episode of the five-part series.

“I was in my element because I lived in Arizona for quite a few years,” he says. “I was used to the desert, so it didn’t really affect me.”

Knowling, 48, of Montclair, N.J., had a harder time coping with the rough terrain. The competitors had to find their ingredients and equipment hidden in a deserted tent village.

“You’re stumbling and you’re running over rocks,” says Knowling, who recently opened Indigo Smoke, a barbecue and soul food restaurant in Montclair. “This is not an ordinary cooking exposition.”

French says he never knew what challenges the show’s creators would throw his way. He felt pressure when it came to the main mission, creating a palatable meal.

“You’re trying to create a dish that you could serve in a restaurant,” he says. “You couldn’t just put anything on the plate.”

Regardless of the inherent difficulties, Knowling says he loved surprising the judges with what he could create with extremely limited resources in unfamiliar surroundings.

“That’s the best feeling,” he says, “really pushing yourself and coming up with something that people can eat.”

Would the adventurous chefs participate in a similar competition again?

“In a heartbeat,” Knowling says.

His fellow Jersey chef agrees.

“I’m a really fun-loving guy,” French says, “and I love to throw down and cook.”