Parenting Squad spoke with G. Garvin, a dad, author, and chef who has taken his message of good food on the road with The Cooking Channel. Mr. Garvin serves up his tips on making healthy dinners doable for busy families, packing lunches, kids helping in the kitchen, and staying connected with family while traveling.


Acclaimed chef, cookbook author and TV host Gerry Garvin (aka G. Garvin) is most widely known for his television series, Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin, which ran for seven seasons. The show's increasing popularity earned the talented artist a second series entitled G. Garvin: The Road Tour. His first cookbook, Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin, won an American Literacy Award. Garvin is working passionately on his culinary boot camp for kids ages 16 to 19 through the One Bite at a Time Foundation. The camp will offer an experiential education in hospitality and restaurant operations management, as well as culinary arts.