Beef Highlighted On WBAL-TV's Sunday Brunch

The Beef Checkoff participated in two on-air media segments with WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, July 1. Chef Bill Collier, from Bricco in Harrisburg, executed the segments on behalf of the checkoff. He recently participated in the comprehensive one-day media training for chefs hosted by the checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative. Chefs are valuable members of the beef community, bringing the delicious and nutritious beef meals to consumers via a foodservice setting each day.

The on-air media segments were featured during the Sunday Brunch portion of WBAL-TV’s morning program. During the first segment Chef Bill shared the use of leftover beef as an ingredient in a delicious and nutritious Braised Beef and Egg Frittata. This recipe idea will challenge consumers to think outside of the box with their leftover beef. Chef Bill shared some grilling tips and tricks with viewers during the second segment, while he demonstrated a Cumin-Rubbed Beef Flat Iron Steak recipe. These segments will help to keep beef top of mind and provide the checkoff’s Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner website as the go-to resource for cooking tips and recipes ahead of the Independence Day holiday. View the segments, here.

Kaitlyn Carey, Director of Consumer Affairs with the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative noted, “This placement was a home run for the checkoff, as the Baltimore area has approximately 1.1 million tv’s according to Neilson. The opportunity to share positive beef messaging and recipes just days before the big Independence Day grilling holiday was very ideal and will help to keep beef top of mind among consumers.”

Opportunities such as this allow the beef checkoff to engage directly with both our Northeast metropolitan consumers and regional channel influencers. Sharing beef information and recipes with our regional consumers will keep at the top of their list, both when eating out and at the grocery store.

For more information, visit NEBPI.org or MyBeefCheckoff.com.

Media Contact:

Kaitlyn Carey; kcarey@pabeef.org or visit the NEBPI website.

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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA Approval.

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