CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - Michele Hoskins, founder and owner of Michele Foods, Inc., joins the investor panelist on The Food Network's hit show Food Fortunes on April 22 and April 29 at 10 p.m. CT. Food Fortunes invites aspiring culinary entrepreneurs to pitch their product to a panel of four investors looking to make profitable investments and find the next big idea. Each episode has the hopeful entrepreneur pitch to a consumer audience while a panel of investors observes the inventor and the consumer reaction.

"I am committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs. I know the challenges to launching food products and running a successful company. It is not for the feint of heart," shared Michele Hoskins. "Food Fortunes is a great opportunity for the inventors to secure investments and receive advice from seasoned executives." 

Hoskins joins a rotating panel of investors which include Willie Degel (Restaurateur, host of Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout), Robert Earl (Founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International, host of Cooking Channel's Robert Earl's Be My Guest), Scott Gerber (CEO of The Gerber Group), Dan Glickberg (Founder of Dan Glickberg Food), Daniel Green (International food and wine expert), Sonia Kapadia (Founder and CEO of Taste Savant), and Pat LaFrieda (Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, Food Network's Meat Men).

Tune in on April 22 and 29 at 10:00 p.m. CT to the The Food Network's Food Fortunes and see if Michele Hoskins was impressed enough to invest or if the inventors went away hungry?

Visit to meet the food visionaries vying for a shot at success and the investors they must impress. Join the business banter with #FoodFortunes. Food Fortunes is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. 

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CEO Michele Hoskins founded Michele Foods, a manufacturer of specialty breakfast syrups based in suburban Chicago, 30 years ago. Based on a secret family recipe developed by Michele's great-great-great grandmother, a former slave in the Old South, these syrups are a delicious topper to pancakes and waffles. Even more, since they don't crystalize when heated, they're perfect for baking, grilling and cooking. Syrups are available in three unique flavors. Michele's Butter Pecan Syrup is rich and creamy with generous helpings of pecan and butter. Michele's Honey Crème Syrup combines the sweetness of honey with just the right amount of cream. Michele's Maple Crème Syrup is a unique blend of maple, honey and cream. All three can be found in retailers across the country or at 

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