Kelsey Nixon

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Kelsey Nixon
Born North Ogden, Utah

Brigham Young University – BA '07

Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood
Culinary career

Kelsey Nixon is an American chef who hosts the Cooking Channel series Kelsey’s Essentials,[1] which premiered November 6, 2010. She was one of the final four contestants in the fourth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star.

Personal and professional life[edit]

Kelsey Nixon created her own cooking show, Kelsey’s Kitchen,[2] while she was still in college, eventually hosting and producing 100 episodes over 2 years. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, she earned a professional culinary arts degree at Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood, and received additional training at the French Culinary Institute.[3] She also interned at Martha Stewart Living and The Food Network series, Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee.[4] Nixon received a 2013 Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Culinary Host Category.

Nixon married Robby Egan in 2008 and gave birth to their son, Oliver, on June 24, 2012. Nixon and Egan welcomed a second son, Leo Ezra Egan in March 2015, however he died shortly thereafter due to complications from a premature birth.[5][6]


Nixon was voted "fan fav" and finished in fourth place[7] in the fourth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star.[8]

Kelsey's Essentials premiered on November 6, 2010, on the Cooking Channel, a sister network of Food Network.


  1. ^ Kelsey's Essentials with Kelsey Nixon, (Accessed November 6, 2010)
  2. ^ Kelsey Nixon, (Accessed November 6, 2010)
  3. ^ Kelsey Nixon, (Accessed November 6, 2010)
  4. ^ Kelsey's Kitchen (accessed November 6, 2010)
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  7. ^ Kathy Stephenson Utah's Kelsey Nixon Gets Her Own Cooking Show Salt Lake Tribune, (Accessed November 6, 2010)
  8. ^ Kelsey's Kitchen - About (Accessed November 6, 2010)

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