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Cooking with Love (2018)

In the running for a promotion, reality cooking show producer Kelly prepares for her cooking show for kids. When show host Chef Betty has an unexpected injury, Kelly hires controversial Chef Stephen as a replacement.


Jem Garrard
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Liebert ... Kelly Mader
Brett Dalton ... Stephen Harris
Janet Kidder ... Amanda
Kimberley Sustad ... Jessica
Aria Birch ... Becca
Gabrielle Rose ... Chef Betty
Christian Michael Cooper ... Cody
Preston Vanderslice ... Jeremy
Islie Hirvonen ... Madison
Austin A.J. Abell ... William (as AJ Abell)
Lisa MacFadden ... Charlotte
Matt Hamilton ... Rick
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Mikey
Andrew McIlroy Andrew McIlroy ... John
Jake T. Roberts Jake T. Roberts ... Food Critic


Hardworking and optimistic television producer, Kelly (Ali Liebert), doesn't have time for love. Along with her mentor Amanda (Janet Kidder), Kelly dives into another season of the Little Gourmet, a kids cooking show, when hot-headed chef Stephen Harris (Brett Dalton) is dropped into Kelly's life as a last minute replacement host. As the two struggle to make peace and a successful show, they realize they have a lot more in common than they thought - a love of food, the kids they encounter and each other.

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Comedy | Romance


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Aired as the last of three original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2018 "Countdown to Valentine's Day" lineup. See more »


Kelly receives a thank you letter from a former contestant. The envelope is addressed to her at "46 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10004". The zip code for that address is 10024. See more »

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This should cement Ali Liebert's place in the Hallmark pantheon of female leads
26 February 2018 | by rebekahroxSee all my reviews

After several turns as "the best friend" of the heroine, where she all but out shown the leads, Ali Liebert has finally been getting much deserved leading roles in these Hallmark seasonal romances. This one is the best yet. Kudos to Hallmark for recognizing her appeal and giving her prominent roles. I hope she becomes as ubiquitous as Chabert, Reiser, Boston, Polo, and several others.

This one is also helped by a tightly woven plot, good character development and an attractive leading man who has a real arc into becoming (or being revealed as) a good guy after all. I must quibble at this point over one plot hole. Our hero, a diva chef, has his career almost ruined by a viral video of him throwing food on a restaurant critic in a fit of temper. He reveals later that the the video edited out the fact that prior to the food on the lap incident, the victim had made his waitress cry by being so mean to her. Why didn't he just explain that on facebook or twitter? Instead of needing an image rehabilitation, he becomes a hero. It is also absent some of the overdone stupid gimmicks that most of these Hallmarks seem to hinge on. No angels, City bad, country good, factory shuttings, time travel, nor I hate (just fill in the holiday). What keeps it from getting a higher rating from me is the lack of depth, suspense, pathos, or super hot chemistry between the leads. But it's good. Really good.

Ali has the super nice girl who is maybe a little too nice role down pat. Plus she has the most energetic eyebrows I've ever seen. Very cute, if a bit distracting. Couldn't take my eyes off of them.

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11 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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