May 29th, 2015

How to Start Your Own Cooking ShowSo you know your way around the kitchen and feel like you have the type of personality that could be a draw for television and Internet viewers? If so, you may just have what it takes to create your very own cooking show. The problem is how in the world do you actually make it happen?

Purchase a Video Camera

If you’re looking to share your skills with other enthusiasts, you’ll need a high quality video camera to capture all the action! Fortunately you won’t have to spend a fortune to be able to deliver high quality HD streaming video to your fans. For just a few hundred dollars you can purchase a video camera that will more than suffice for your needs. No longer do you need a full production staff with cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars like in the old days. Thankfully with the advances in camera technology, a video camera shouldn’t set you back too much.

Ensure You Have a Reliable Internet Connection

Since streaming your cooking show online is likely your most cost effective option, you’ll want to make sure that you have a reliable Internet connection. Forget about using your smartphone as a hotspot — you’ll need a dedicated high speed Internet connection that will allow you to stream without issue. Internet speed problems can really prove detrimental to the quality of your video if you aren’t careful.

Partner With a Reliable Content Provider

Just as a reliable Internet connection is important to the effective streaming of your content, a reliable content provider is equally if not more important. A reliable content provider should offer a robust, secure content delivery network (CDN) that will allow your users to easily access your content, regardless of their location. The last thing that you want to do is have streaming issues during the launch of your new cooking show! Nothing tells your fan base that you’re not ready for the “big time” like poor video quality.

TikiLIVE is a streaming provider that has been working with content creators for over a decade. With a robust CDN, we’re poised to handle the growth of your new show. We work with a variety of cooking professionals to ensure that their user base is always able to enjoy their content without the usual delays and hiccups that you may see with some free streaming providers.

Ensure Your Content is Accessible Across a Myriad of Devices

What type of devices will your fans use to access your content? In the past you only had to worry about reaching your fans through their televisions, but the entire market for live streaming has completely changed. With more people following along in their kitchens, you’ll need to make sure that they can view your content from their mobile device.

With TikiLIVE’s technology, your content will be easily viewable from smartphones, tablets, computers and even televisions. This way you’ll be sure that your users can access your content regardless of their viewing device.

Prepare a Script

Aside from the infrastructure of your show, you need to ensure that you are “ready” when you first hit the record button. Take time prior to your first show putting together a detailed script to stay on track during taping. You may think that you can improvise while taping, but this rarely turns out like you would hope.

Prepare Ingredients Ahead of Time

When you are cooking in your own kitchen you likely aren’t concerned with time constraints or how you look on camera. When filming a cooking show you need to be constantly thinking of all of these intricate details. Do all of your cutting, boiling and chopping prior to recording to cut down on editing time.

Have a Prepared Final Dish to Show Your Audience

Having a perfectly orchestrated final dish for the audience is a must with your own cooking show. Go ahead and prepare a final dish ahead of time to show off at the conclusion of your show.

Create a List of Ingredients Used in Your Recipe

How annoying is it when you are watching a cooking show but you can’t ever figure out the exact measurements for each ingredient in the recipe. Put together a list of all of the ingredients and measurements and either show it on camera or link to it on your website or social media account where you are promoting your cooking show.

When you sign up for a TikiLIVE account, you also have the option to create a free WordPress website with the help of our experts.

Practice, Practice, Practice

If it’s your first time behind the camera, you may not be quite ready to broadcast your show live just yet. Go through a few practice runs to ensure that you have all of the small details down to ensure a smooth broadcast. Once you’re comfortable with all of the details revolving around your new show you should be ready to broadcast live!

Broadcast Live with TikiLIVE

At TikiLIVE, we’ve helped a number of budding chefs get their big break with their very own cooking shows. If you still have questions about how to setup an account with TikiLIVE, feel free to contact us for answers. We look forward to working with you to create a cooking show that helps to represent the culinary genius that you’ve become!

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