Twitch Expands to Live Cooking with Justin Warner

Justin Warner is a professional chef, notably winning the 8th season of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Now it looks like he will return to video with a new live show hosted on Twitch called ChefShock. Twitch, recently acquired by Amazon, has been making several moves to expand beyond simply gaming. This is another step in this plan.


The show itself is fairly straightforward. Users can obtain ingredients and cook along with Justin. This can be done ahead of time or through a home delivery service. The show, which officially started this week, retains a retro-gaming look with pixelated graphics and text popups for new subscribers. Each day seems to have specific themes: Meaty Monday, Tricked-Out Tuesday, Vegan Vednesday, and Thrifty Thursday are some examples.

If you’re into cooking, this may be a channel you’re interested in watching. It’s hard to say how successful the show will become. In the past week there have been over 300,000 total channel views and over three thousand subscribers, which may be enough for the inexpensive show, but it may not be enough interest long-term.

Twitch can be downloaded to your Android TV so you can stream cooking live.

Update: Previously we stated each video only have hundreds of views. This seems to be incorrect when looking at the total channel views. It’s possible that Twitch’s view counter is not up to date.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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