October 22, 2006

NetSCOPE And Young Charleston Chef Takes Beard House Debut To A New Place - Cyberspace

Netscope Release

Ciarán Duffy to Don ChefCam for First Webcast from Haven of High Food

NEW YORK CITY and CHARLESTON, SC - Every aspiring chef knows that to cook at the Beard House in New York City is to have truly arrived. Now chefs, foodies and others can get a birdseye view - literally - of what goes on in the kitchen of this haven of high food. On October 25, 4PM-9PM, Chef Ciarán Duffy will debut at the Beard House wired with his very own ChefCam, powered by new CamMan technology.

The camera, placed on Duffy's lapel will transmit live, streaming video images and audio to www.tristandining.com, the website for Tristan, the acclaimed Charleston restaurant where Duffy is executive chef.

Duffy has been earning high praise from food writers and other guests since taking the helm of the high end restaurant in early 2005. "I think there are a lot of people who will want to check in on us throughout the day and evening," he said, noting that few people know just how intense a session at the Beard House can be. "For food professionals, this will be like having a camera and microphone on the quarterback's helmet during the Super Bowl," Duffy said.

The webcast represents a first for the Beard House, the headquarters of the James Beard Foundation, which showcases the best in American culinary talent. Duffy has been invited to create a dinner as part of the Foundation's Rising Star of American Cuisine series.

A few hundred miles from the action on West 12th Street, Duffy's friends and fans will be watching the action from Tristan's lounge. (55 South Market Street, Charleston, SC). Tristan has earned accolades from Wine Spectator Magazine, John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet, and has a AAA Four Diamond award.

CamMan is the first-ever, mobile web casting technology worn by an individual that transmits live streaming video and sound from a personal perspective. It has been developed by netSCOPE, Inc., a Charleston-based company that provides webcasting products for national clients.

Jeff Dodge