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Junior Chef Michael Prados Interview (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-24

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Prados, Michael | Chefs | Food | White House (Washington, D.C.) | Obama, Barack | Obama, Michelle, 1964-


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Prados, Catherine Interviewee
  • Prados, Michael Interviewee
  • Obama, Michelle Speaker
  • Prados, Sean Interviewee
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Prados, Michael C. Speaker


This segment from the August 24, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Michael Prados, a 12 year old junior chef from Baton Rouge. Whinham reports that Prados was the Louisiana winner of a national competition to create healthy and tasty recipes. Prados discusses: his experience of attending the first Kids’ State Dinner at the White House; sitting next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the meal; their dinner conversation; and shaking hands with President Barack Obama. Whinham also interviews Michael’s parents, Catherine Prados and Sean Prados, and samples Michael’s award-winning recipe for fish tacos. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford