Meet Kelsey

Kelsey Nixon is an Emmy-nominated TV personality, author, wife, mom,  and cooking show host. Her show, Kelsey’s Essentials on Cooking Channel, Executive Produced by Chef Bobby Flay, centers around a tip, technique or tool that shows the home cook how to navigate the kitchen. A break-out star – and finalist – on season 4 of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey was voted ‘Fan Favorite.’ Kelsey jump started her culinary career at Brigham Young University with Kelsey’s Kitchen, a cooking show devoted to ‘fast, fun, and affordable meals for college students.’ Kelsey’s first cookbook Kitchen Confidence (Clarkson Potter) was released in February 2014 and her first product line with HSN debuted in July 2015. You can also catch Kelsey dishing about her favorite sweet treats on Unique Sweets, highlighting the country's best home cooks on The Perfect Three, and sharing her experiences as a new mom on Family Food and First Time Mom. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram


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The FAQs

Where can I get the spice grinder I see on your set?  
This is the most popular question I get! You can now buy my favorite spice mill on

What color is your nail polish? 
Big Apple Red by OPI

Where can I get _____ recipe?  
You can find all of my recipes here.

Where can I watch Kelsey’s Essentials?  
The show airs multiple times weekly on Cooking Channel. You can see the schedule here and watch here.You can also watch a handful of episodes on Hulu.

Where can I find the videos of you and Oliver?  
My ‘First Time Mom’ series and "Family Food' can be found here.

Do you film your show in your own kitchen?
I wish!  My show is shot in beautiful loft space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.