Getting Sauced: Behind the Scenes of Food Television with Karen Katz
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    Getting Sauced: Behind the Scenes of Food Television with Karen Katz

    A culinary journey unveiled

    When: Wednesday, 6/26/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Where: Arrillaga Family Pavilion (Bldg C) 1st Floor


    A Culinary Journey Unveiled: Food Network Aluma Karen Katz's Memoir Getting Sauced Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of Food Television

    Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of Napa Valley wine from Tres Sabores Winery and a free book. A book signing will follow (please bring age verification ID).

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCGetting Sauced is scheduled for release on June 4, 2024; your ticket includes a free copy. A book signing will follow, and a complimentary glass of wine will be provided by Tres Savores winery from Napa (please bring proof of age).

    From the vibrant kitchens of Long Island to the sizzling sets of Emeril Live, Karen Katz invites readers on an exhilarating gastronomic odyssey with her memoir, Getting Sauced: How I Learned Everything I Know About Food from Working in TV. This captivating narrative offers a backstage pass into the enthralling world of early food television, seasoned with humor, heart and a dash of culinary magic.

    As the executive producer of Emeril Live during its pinnacle, Karen Katz experienced firsthand the whirlwind of excitement, chaos and creativity that unfolded behind the scenes. Getting Sauced delves deep into the inner workings of food television production, serving readers a delectable dish-by-dish account of Karen's journey from culinary novice to television luminary.

    Karen's upbringing on Long Island, where Lipton Soup Mix and orange juice reigned supreme in the kitchen, laid the foundation for her flavorful adventures. From humble beginnings to haute cuisine, her narrative charts a course from Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks to Michelin-starred delicacies, offering readers a taste of the glutton-to-glamour transformation that defined her culinary evolution.

    But Getting Sauced is more than just a memoir of culinary conquests; it's a star-studded affair featuring a culinary Who's Who. From Emeril Lagasse and Julia Child to Bobby Flay and Martha Stewart, Karen's encounters with these culinary titans are infused with wisdom, wit and a generous helping of inspiration.

    In Getting Sauced, Karen invites readers into her world, offering a glimpse behind the camera and into the kitchens where culinary dreams are brought to life. From the streets of Hoboken to the jungles of Malaysia, her adventures have taken her far and wide, but it is Brooklyn, New York, that she proudly calls home.

    About the Author
    Karen Katz is a veteran executive producer and writer with over 1500 hours of television programming to her credit. Her illustrious career includes producing for networks such as Food Network, Discovery Networks, HBO Family and more. With a passion for food and storytelling, Karen's memoir, Getting Sauced, offers readers an intimate glimpse into the captivating world of food television. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Karen on Instagram @thekatztales and

    Sponsored by Tres Sabores Winery, Napa

    For ages 18+
    Wednesday, June 26
    7:00–8:30 PM
    Arrillaga Family Pavilion (Bldg C) 1st Floor
    Free parking is available through the entrance on Fabain Way
    Contact: Michelle Shabtai | [email protected]



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