Juan-Carlos Cruz | Food Network chef arrested

Monday, May 20th, 2013 By

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The Food Network Chef that was arrested has not worked for the network for years. Image from Flickr.

When a Food Network chef is arrested, the situation is ripe for humor, but the arrest of Jan-Carlos Cruz is no laughing matter. The Food Network chef arrested no longer works for the Food Network, which may explain why he was “very cheap” when he allegedly hired three people to kill his wife. Perhaps he was using no fax payday loans to pay for the hit?

Food Network Chef arrested in Santa Monica

The Food Network Chef arrested, Juan-Carlos Cruz, is due to appear in a Santa Monica courtroom this morning. His alleged plot to hire three homeless people to kill his wife fell apart when one of the individuals he hired turned him in. Identified as “Big Dave,” “Little Dave” and “Shane,” the three men described Cruz as “very meticulous” and “very cheap.” He is currently being held on $5 million bail.

Food Network chef arrested specializes in low-calorie cooking

Juan-Carols Cruz, the Food Network chef arrested, has made his public celebrity chef name on low-calorie cooking. After appearing on a Discovery Channel Body Challenge show, Juan-Carlos Cruz dropped a significant amount of weight. A former pastry chef, Cruz changed his cooking focus to low-calorie meals. The Food Network chef arrested starred in Calorie Commando, a show dedicated to “replacing the junk in food with healthy alternatives.”

Watch the demo reel of the Food Network Chef arrested

Food Network chef arrested was part of the weight loss industry

The U.S. weight loss market is estimated to be worth more than $65 billion. The Food Network Chef who was arrested has been a part of this industry most recently with his cookbook. For sale on Amazon for $7.49, the “Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook” is reviewed at 4 1/2 stars. At less than $8 a pop, this cookbook probably isn’t paying the bills, and Juan has hired himself out as a speaker and consultant.


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