Mission Data Announces Strategic Partnership with Samsung Electronics

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Mission Data and Samsung Electronics announced a strategic partnership that brings the Top Chef University App to Android users. The app will be one of several showcased during the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 demonstration for US media and featured in the Samsung App Store.

Top Chef University App Splash Screen

Samsung is an ideal partner for Mission Data, we share a vision of devoting our design and technology expertise to creating superior digital products and mobile experiences.

Mission Data, a leading mobile app design and development firm, and Samsung Electronics announced a strategic partnership that brings the Top Chef University App to Android users. The app will be one of several showcased during the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 demonstration for US media today.

“We are excited to feature the Top Chef University App during our media demo and in the Samsung App Store. Partnering with Mission Data, expert app designers and developers helps us bring an entertaining and educational app to Android users worldwide,” said Kenny Kim, Samsung Apps Marketing.

The Top Chef University App showcases 11 of the most successful Top Chef chef’testants from the popular Bravo television series and previews over 200 interactive lessons.

"The courses and content have been designed for anyone wanting to improve their cooking skills and gain confidence in the kitchen. Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone with more experience there’s in-depth lessons in there for everyone - it’s a complete program with insight from real, professional chefs," commented Anthony Hoy Fong, Top Chef University’s co-creator and Culinary Director.

The Top Chef University App helps users learn professional cooking techniques and methods from former Top Chef chef’testants. The Android app downloads with 28 hand-picked lesson videos. The program spans the basics from how to prep your kitchen, stock it, equip it and set it up to advanced techniques such as cooking global cuisines, desserts and baking fresh bread at home. Users learn the Top Chefs’ secrets, favorite dishes, go-to recipes, and the skills every home chef should master. Fans of the TV series will learn the chef’s most memorable moments from the show.

“Samsung is an ideal partner for Mission Data, we share a vision of devoting our design and technology expertise to creating superior digital products and mobile experiences,” said Stuart Gavurin, CEO, Mission Data. “Many apps boast culinary instruction but none can compare to the world-class video content TVVT produced and entertainment value of the Top Chef University app.”

The Top Chef University app is akin to having a personal culinary instructor next to you in the kitchen. It’s great for beginners to accomplished home chefs who wish to take their skills to the next level. Learning how to cook has never been more fun and convenient.

Key features and functionality include:

  • The Top Chef University Android app downloads with 28 hand-picked, high definition lesson videos
  • Browse lessons by Chefs, interactive video lessons are hosted by 11 of the most successful Top Chefs. Learn more about each Chef or browse all of their lessons and recipes
  • Search for lessons by cooking techniques, Chef, type of food or cuisine, and by level of difficulty
  • Each lesson provides detailed directions, recipes and techniques, definitions for cooking terms and tools and a place to make personal notes for future reference
  • Track progress by identifying which lessons have been mastered, test knowledge gained with the app’s 20 quizzes and tag favorite lessons

Download in the Samsung App store: http://tiny.cc/b7c3iw

About Mission Data, LLC
Mission Data is a Louisville-based services company focusing on the strategy, design, development and management of Web and mobile solutions. Since its inception in 1996, the company has been at the forefront of the application of interactive strategies and Internet technologies in support of the needs of businesses.

With a reputation for top-tier expertise and delivery, Mission Data proudly provides services on a national basis to a broad range of businesses. The companies served are primarily growing and innovative small and medium sized enterprises. However, Mission Data consistently maintains a strategic partnering relationship and provides services to several Fortune 1000 companies.

About Samsung Electroincs CO., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.

About TVVT, LLC
Top Chef University is the leading, comprehensive online culinary program on the web and on your mobile device. Based on the Emmy Award winning show Top Chef, Top Chef University features over 60 hours of video lessons from 11 of your favorite Top Chef Chef'testants. Top Chef University is licensed to and produced by TVVT, LLC. Contact TVVT: Jeff Goldenberg (jeffgoldenberg(at)gmail(dot)com) for business development and Anthony Hoy Fong (anthony(at)hfmculinary(dot)com)

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