We are so excited to announce our new online video series, The Front Burner, hosted by Reality TV Chef Jason Hisley. Chef Jason is also the owner of La Cakerie bakery in Baltimore and Towson, and successfully lost more than 40 pounds using Medifast! In each video Jason will showcase Medifast Meal Makeovers or Lean & Green recipes, as well as fun cooking tips, all designed to help you be successful on your Medifast journey.
Watch the video and read more about Jason below. Then tune in for the series premier of The Front Burner on June 23rd!
As a child growing up in Baltimore, food always took center stage at celebrations and events. I remember, vividly, how my love and interest for food grew as I grew older. In high school, I transformed my hobby into a passion and decided to pursue a career in the baking and pastry arts.
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a Bachelor’s degree in Baking & Pastry Arts, I traveled to Europe and received a pastry certification from the Restaurant School in Vitznau, Switzerland. This opportunity allowed me to explore other cultures in Europe and practice my art of baking with a global perspective. This fundamental pastry training was my springboard into the culinary world and even allowed me the opportunity to compete on three Food Network culinary competitions.
The art of pastry production is something I find truly unique and expressive to all the senses. As a baker I find myself treating my products as true works of art that are envisioned and brought to life using wholesome, seasonal and quality ingredients. I currently own three bakeries and a food truck, all under the name, La Cakerie. With two retail locations in Towson and Baltimore, and a commercial kitchen, La Cakerie is able to produce high volume, high quality baked goods. We pride ourselves in being a unique team catering to every aspect of the bakery world. Whether it’s a cupcake for a child or a wedding cake for 300, La Cakerie treats every client with the best customer service.
Being surrounded by food on a daily basis has its potential hazards, and after leaving high school I found myself at a very alarming weight of 280 pounds. Through diet and exercise I was able to lose 50 pounds on my own before hitting a plateau. That frustration led me to seek out new approaches to weight loss, and I was introduced to Medifast. On the program, I was able to lose another 40 pounds and get down to my goal weight and even maintain that weight today! I eat baked goods every single day and value the fact that high quality, sustainable calories can be managed even if you are enjoying seemingly high caloric treats. My partnership with Medifast is exciting and refreshing because I want to share my weight-loss story with others. I hope to convey how anyone can balance happiness, healthy life habits and even being able to enjoy something as seemingly simple as a cupcake.