Tom Colicchio teaches Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce

Thomas Keller taught Adam Sandler.

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger taught the cast of Tortilla Soup.

Michael White taught Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart.

Celebrity Chefs are adding yet another title to their vast array– cooking teachers to Hollywood stars. With more and more culinary-themed films being produced, this is a lucrative growth area for celebrity chefs.

If you are watching HBO’s miniseries, Mildred Pierce, you’re going to see Tom Colicchio student Kate Winslet as a restaurant owner.

How good was Tom’s teaching?

That seems to depend on what Kate is cooking.

Take a look at what she told David Letterman back in 2009. The big question then: “With an average two wounds per meal, does Kate Winslet belong in the kitchen?” Apparently, she really needed lessons, at least something along the lines of occupational safety and health.

(Image of Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mildred Pierce from L.A. Weekly)

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