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Derek Timm is host of “SMALL BITES” on Wildfire Radio. Small Bites is live Sundays at 6:35PM EST at WWW.WILDFIRERADIO.COM, WILDFIRE RADIO APP, TUNEIN APP, and syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world, and also repeats of Small Bites are available to listen to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm, and Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM. FOR SHOW INFO – CLICK HERE



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Producer and have a Principal acting role as “Car Sales Manager” in “Deadly Gamble” (2015)

Executive Producer and Principal acting role as “Kidnapper Assistant” in “The Listing” (2017)


On segment of January 4th, 2016 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”

Contestant on “Let’s Ask America” Season 3 – episode 150 that aired on Friday, May 22nd 2015 with Host Bill Bellamy filmed at Whole Hog Café in Cherry Hill, NJ

Clip of me explaining why I love Halloween shown on October 31, 2014 “Eye Opener Philadelphia Morning Show” on PHL17 Philadelphia

Shot pilot for the Food Network in June 2014 with Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 Finalist Barbie Marshal and Extreme Chef Winner Terry French

Live On-Stage:

April 9th, 2015 at Atlantic City Convention Center Live broadcast of “Small Bites with Scott Macom and Derek Timm of”

November 3rd, 2012 at Levoy Theater, only opening stand-up act for comedy legend Jackie Martling

April 6th, 2013 at Levoy Theater, opening stand-up act and host of  the Who’s New in Comedy Show featuring, Bill Monaghan, Vicky Kuperman, and Rich Harkaway

October 11th, 2013 at Hog and Bull Nightclub, host and opening stand-up act for Geno Bisconte and Jackie Martling

Keynote Speaker:

November 2015

Invited to speak to be a part of Rowan University’s (Glassboro) online journalism class to discuss blogging and interviewed by novice food blogger Jessica Casmer for the class


Radio: FORMERLY on radio weekly 10AM-Noon SATURDAYS on 610AM Philadelphia, 92.5 FM South Jersey, 1400 Atlantic City, 1240AM Millville from 2014 through July of 2015

Radio Guest Spots:

Featured Guest on Just Grubbin Podcast 03-04-2018

Special Guest on PartyNerdz Live Podcast 05-03-2016

Special Guest on 92.5 FM South Jersey and 1400AM Atlantic City “Fire and Ice” on 04-12-2015

Call in guest for Ed Hitzel “Table for One” 01-24-2015

Call in guest for Ed Hitzel “Table for One” 01-10-2015

Guest Host of Scott Macon “Fire and Ice” WOND 1400 on December 21st, 2014 interviewing Justin Piatt of Unlikely Heroes Studios and co-creator of Super! comic book series

Guest Host of Scott Macon “Fire and Ice” on WOND 1400AM on October 5th, 2014 interviewing Jeffery Robinson of CNN and director of “Deadly Gamble The Movie” Mario Cerrito

Guest Host Ed Hitzel’s “Table for One” award winning radio show on October 4th, 2014 interviewing Chris Maynes of Whole Hog Café, Tim Hanna of Tuckahoe Brewing Company, and Glenn Gross of Fat Jacks BBQ

Guest Host for three hours on award winning Ed Hitzel’s “Table for One” radio show out of Atlantic City on April 19th, 2014 with my guests being Eddie Berner of Rockin Road Grill and former lead guitarist of band Flock of Seagulls, Chef Terry French the winner of Food Network’s show Extreme Chef, and the owners of Mercato Market in Atlantic City

Hour long special guest on comedy show “Joke Hunt” episode 276 on satellite radio Sirius/XM

Special guest on Chelsea Krost show which describes itself as having the who’s who in pop culture and entertainment

Featured guest on The “IT” Factor with Alycia Kaback which describes itself as having only young hot celebrities who the fashion world should pay attention to

Special guest on 1360 AM Philadelphia – show “VOC Nation Wrestling” the authority on wrestling and sports entertainment


Video review for G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S reviewing West Collins’ “Pasta with Jam Sauce” from “Cooking Fast & Fresh with West!”


January 2012 – July 2015 full-time contributing writer for Ed Hitzel Enterprises, Communications, Media and Marketing

Bluejeanfood features in the following Press:

Interviewed by Quark Expedition about the Antarctic expedition I was a part of and my thoughts about the food and spotlighted on their website April 5th, 2017 Click Here

Spotlighted on CNBNEWS.NET  on January 4th, 2017 for interview of River Park Pub

Philly Grub – Voted Philadelphia’s must read food account by news agency Billy Penn, I was inverviewed and highlighted 02-27-16 CLICK HERE

Contributor in July 5th, 2015 -Courier-Post article Lives Well Lived on page 6A

Spotlighted on CNBNEWS.NET on Thursday, 05-28-2015 for being a contestant on Let’s Be America

Spring 2015 Issue of New Jersey Restaurant Guide, three page feature article about Kitchen 519 with photography by me as well in the feature starting on page 31

April 2015 Issue of Ed Hitzel Newsletter page 22 and 23 news pieces on That’s Amore – Cape May and Cosmopolitan – Vineland “Out and About” shown in three pictures of party 03-12-2015 CLICK HERE

January 2015 Issue of Ed Hitzel Newsletter article on “Eatalia II Deptford, NJ”

Spotlight on 01-26-2015 on regarding Radio Debut

Various posts on from 2014 highlighted on for weeks of Dec 14th – 28th

December 2014 Issue of Ed Hitzel Newsletter full page article “Ott’s on the Waterfront”

Front Cover billing and three page Feature on page 28 “Whole Hog Cafe” in Hitzel 2014/2015 Winter  Restaurant Guide Magazine

Page 25 of October 2014 Ed Hitzel Newsletter my press coverage for “Zinburger”

Page 23 of September 2014 Ed Hitzel Newsletter my article “Bacon, Beer, and Becoming a Parent”

Front Page Thrive Section D of April 26, 2014 Courier Post Newspaper with two page article “12 Ways To Raise Phillies Fans”

Full page article of my review of Crux Cafe and movie “Deadly Gamble” featured on page 25 of Ed Hitzel’s Magazine Volume 21 Number 12 December 2013 issue

Featured on Page Six of Philadelphia Daily News on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 for being on their TV Panel for the Fall 2013 Season

My review of the “Micheal J Fox Show on NBC” highlighted on page 27 of the Thursday, September 26th, 2013 Philadelphia Daily News

Press Coverage for 1st Ever BBQ Event in Atlantic City homepage of the Atlantic City Alliance on October 7th, 2013 and posted on all of their social media

Featured on Front Page of Food Section on Wednesday, Novemver 6th edition of Burlington County Times for my appearance at Benny’s Burger Joint

Highlighted News Story of the day on homepage on Tuesday, December 19th for Haddon New Jersey edition

Featured on Homepage of Southeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross for my “Fight Fire with Fire BBQ” Review

Featured in South Jersey Scene a supplement of the Courier Post newspaper Friday October 4th with write-up by Lisa Howard-Fusco

Featured in South Jersey Scene a supplement of the Courier Post newspaper Friday October 11th 2013 as must see performer at Hog & Bull Restaurant for my stand-up act that night

Article “The Best Joke Ever Told” was entire homepage of comedy club To Catch a Rising Star during February and March 2012

Featured Homepage of on 06/03/2014 for press coverage of 6th Annual International Great Beer Expo: Philadelphia

Received the front page of publication The Howard Stern Times by John Hosier for article “The Best Joke Ever Told”

Review of “Aunt Berta’s Kitchen” featured on homepage of their website

Article “New Years 2011” was M Restaurant review of the year highlighted on their website with a special press event with me being guest of honor to show other members of the press M’s new look and feel

Article “Hunter S. Thompson meets The Rat Pack” becomes Steak 38’s highlighted article for their homepage and sent out to promote their reopening to the public

Homepage article “It’s Gregapalooza Time” on describing how I set up bake-off for charity event

Article “Famous Eats in Philadelphia” mentioned on as a must read

Special mention on for article “The Corner, Philadelphia”. Philly ChitChat provides one of FOX 29 Philadelphia’s best segments called On The Town With Hugh E Dillion during Good Day Philadelphia TV show and he is a columnist for Philadelphia Magazine where he dishes all the steamy gossip and what’s hot to check out with the “In-Crowd” around Philly

Special mention on Food Bank of South Jersey homepage for article “Just Peachy Salsa”

Special mention recognition in KCBS BBQ newsletter “Bullsheet” that has over 30,000 subscribers to the newsletter

Mentioned as “MUST READ” website on show Gashouse Live during show “Band VS Band”

Mentioned in John Howard-Fusco’s article “The Sunday Edition” on December 23, 2012 for my article “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”. John Howard-Fusco was mentioned in the March 5, 2010 edition of NY Times as the person who is letting the world know that South Jersey has a food scene and mentioned in the March 14, 2011 NJ Monthly Magazine article as a person for South Jersey foodies to know and having one of New Jersey’s best blogs.

Published by Gloucester City News for article “Build it and WILL they Come”

Press Release Spotlight in Cleary’s Notebook webpage highlighting “” as South Jersey’s newest and best food critic

Mentioned in John and Lisa are Eating in South Jersey weekly blog highlights for article “Build it and WILL they Come” and Lisa is a features article writer for the Courier Post newspaper.

Two shout outs on Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling radio show 04-02-13 about me hosting the Who’s New in Comedy Show on Sirius/XM Stern 101 Channel

Three shout outs on Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling radio show on 10-08-13 about my bbq judging in AC on 10-06-13 and my stand up act on 10-11-13

CNBNEWS.NET published article “Dee’s Hot Diggity Dog – Bellmawr, NJ” on their website published article “Vetri – This must be heaven” on their website as a web exclusive to them

Published by The MexicoLove Daily website by Sandra Felix for article “Viva la Mexico – Increible y Excelente” published article “Piston Diner – Review”

Review for “Knife and Fork Inn – Atlantic City, NJ” was featured as #2 on the best 5 reviews of the year on South Jersey Signature Eats for 2013

Special Guest of honor at Sweet Dreams 3 – Wine, Craft Beer, and Chocolate Tasting charity event for Family Services Association of South Jersey and was introduced by Ed Hitzel

Professional Judging:

Lead judge for Gregapalooza Bake-off 2012

2 times Lead judge for Moods Farm Market Blueberry Festival 2013 and 2015

2 times have Certified BBQ Judge for New Jersey State BBQ Championship – Wildwood, NJ 2012 and 2013

Certified BBQ Judge for BBQ & Blues in the Park – Mount Holly, NJ 2013

2 times have Certified BBQ Judge for #DOAC Smoking Hot BBQ Competition – Atlantic City, NJ 2013 and 2014

2 times have Certified BBQ Judge for Que for the Troops Pennsylvania State Championship Qualifier – Levittown, PA 2014 and 2015

Lead Judge for semi-final round for New Jersey Peach Council “Just Peachy Amateur Perfect Peach Pie” 2014 Contest in Hammonton, NJ and pie I chose in semi-final won Grand Prize

Delaware Burger Brawl 2015

Sea Isle City Truck Fest 2015

April 28th, 2016 “Small Bites” was judge for Food Bank of South Jersey “Food Bank Hunger Games”

September 17th, 2016 Lead Judge for Final round for New Jersey Peach Council “Just Peachy Amateur Perfect Peach Pie” in Collingswood, NJ

Culinary Consulting:

The Exchange at The Inn at Pocono Manor – Mount Pocono, PA

Bobby Chez – Collingswood, NJ

Hog & Bull Bar and Restaurant – Gloucester City, NJ

Bubba’s Texas BBQ – Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Caribbean Cafe – Woodbury, NJ

County Seat Diner – Woodbury, NJ

Lemongrass – Cherry Hill, NJ

Cafe Mai Vy – Philadelphia, PA

Benny’s Burger Joint – Collingswood, NJ

Jamaica Cafe – Glendora, NJ

Brocks Wings & Things – Philadelphia, PA

Invited to be part of Press Corps for following events to promote and review:


Comic Con 2012 – Philadelphia

Concert Press at Legendary Dobbs for article “Hungry for Entertainment”

Just Peachy Kickoff event for Food Bank of South Jersey in Collingswood

Special Reporter for Karisma Resorts about Azul Fives with interviews

1st Annual Philadelphia Red Cross Fight Fire with Fire BBQ Event

2013 Fall TV Panel for the Philadelphia Daily News

All Access Press for 1st annual #DOAC Smoking Hot BBQ Competition – Atlantic City, NJ

Savor the Flavor 2013 for the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce at Collingswood Grand Ballroom

“Do Not Rent Here – You’ll Never Want To Leave” Press Event at Goldtex Apartments

Preview tour before the general public for the Grand Opening of Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ

“A Taste of Philly Pretzel Bakery”  located in Woodbury, New Jersey – Pickle Nickle Pretzel Press

Tex Mex Connection – North Wales, PA – Herradura Tequila Paring Dinner Press

9th Annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

4th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest

17th Annual Meals on Wheels Delaware Celebrity Chefs Brunch

Evening with the Masters for Meals on Wheels Delaware 2014

The 6th Annual International Great Beer Expo: Philadelphia

20th Annual Taste of South Jersey – Presented by Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce at Adventure Aquarium – Camden, New Jersey


Cooper River Distillers Preview Open House to Press – Camden, NJ

1st Ever of its Kind South Jersey Bacon and Beer Festvial supporting Crossroads Programs – Collingswood, NJ

New Jersey Peach Council 2014 Press Coverage of “2nd Annual Perfect Peach Pie” Contest – Tortilla Press, Collingswood, NJ

2nd Annual Philadelphia Red Cross 2014 “Fight Fire with Fire” BBQ Event – Philadelphia, PA

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar – Cherry Hill, New Jersey Location “Behind the Menu” Press Event – September 11th, 2014

Ferment Your Event Press Kickoff Party at Philly Tour Hub, October 1st 2014 – Philadelphia, PA

High Steaks: The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge and Cocktail Competition, October 11th 2014 – Philadelphia, PA

5th Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl, October 22nd 2014 – Philadelphia, PA

Iceland Tourism Board Tour – November 2014

Media-Vip Party for Me N Mo Meatballs on South Street, February 10st, 2015

Philadelphia Travel and Culinary Expo, February 21st, 2015

Media-Vip Party for U-Bahn Philadelphia, March 12th, 2015

10th Annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, March 21st, 2015


April 21st, 2015 press preview of South Street 3rd Annual Spring Festival

April 22rd, 2015 relaunch of Red Owl Tavern press party

April 23rd, 2015 covered the Mac and Cheese is Here for Crossroads Inc at Collingswood Grand Ballroom

May 6th, 2015 relaunch of Square 1682 press party

May 30th, 2015 covered 7th Annual Great Bear Expo Philly at Philadelphia Navy Yard

June 5th, 2015 covered Durand Flying W Gourmet on the Runway

June 26th-28th, 2015 covered 2nd Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival

Press Dinner for Lemongrass Restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ on 07-30-2015 with Chef Barbie Marshall, Sarah Dohney CEO of YUBPR, John and Lisa Howard-Fusco of Courier Post, Kathy Gold Owner of “In the Kitchen” cooking school in Haddonfield, NJ, and Angela Cottone-Hicks a model, singer and actress

August 1st, 2015 Covered the Jazz Age on the Delaware Event at Glen Foerd Mansion, Philadelphia – PA

August 20th, 2015 covered  2nd annual South Jersey Bacon and Beer Festival

August 28th, 2015 had Scott Macom cover and be a judge for Delaware Burger Brawl

September 2nd, 2015 invited to be part of press for SugarHouse casino naming Hugo Steakhouse to their location

November 8th, 2015 Press Preview of Penn Jersey Roller Derby

November 14th, 2015 Press for The Hearth Community Fund “Together for a Better Gloucester City” Event

December 4th, 2015 Press for Philadelphia Christmas Village

January 7th, 2016 Press for VIP grand opening of Revolution Taco Philadelphia

Feburary 25th, 2016 at Bogota Casino, Press for Media Preview of Atlantic City Restaurant Week

April 6th, 2016 Press for Nicks Bar and Grill in Old City – Philadelphia, PA

April 9th, 2016 Press for 2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

April 10th, 2016 Press for Philly Farm and Food Fest

April 24th, 2016 Press for Waffles and Wedges 1st Birthday Bash

April 26th, 2016 Press for Media Preview of South Street Spring Festival

April 28th, 2016 “Small Bites” was judge for Food Bank of South Jersey “Food Bank Hunger Games”

May 11th, 2016 Press Preview Party at P_Square Lounge at Macaroni’s Restaurant

June 3rd, 2016 Press for Philly Beer Week Opening Tap at The Fillmore Philadelphia

June 4th, 2016 Press for Philly Great Beer Expo

June 6th, 2016 Press for Uptown Beer Garden Philly

June 10th, 2016 Press for Durand “Gourmet at the Brewery” Double Nickel Brewery

June 11th, 2016 Press for Deschutes Pop-up Beer Garden at Headhouse Square

June 16th, 2016 Press for Twisted Tail new menu preview

June 16th, 2016 Press for Old City Eats preview

June 24th, 2016 Press of Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest

June 25th, 2016 Press for Cashman and Associates tour of Atlantic City

June 26th, 2016 Press for Philly Burger Brawl at Xfinity Live

June 28th, 2016 Press for Valley Force Casino Valley Beach Club and Luke Pallidino preview

July 9th, 2016 Press tasting of new Grilling menu at “Brio” in Marlton, NJ

July 11th, 2016 Press tasting of new menu at Paragon Tap and Table – Chopped Winner Chef Eric Levine’s restaurant

July 13th, 2016 Press tasting at Square 1682, Philadelphia, PA

August 2016, Press for Ipic Theater Fort Lee

August 25th, 2016 Press for SpotLuck App launch party

September 7th, 2016 Press for Butcher Bar Philadelphia opening party

September 13th, 2016 Press for City Perch Restaurant New menu launch

September 14th, 2016 Press for Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House, Philadelphia

September 14th, 2016 Press for Punchline Comedy Club, Philadelphia

September 15th, 2016 Press for Starr Events at Philadelphia Museum of Art

September 17th, 2016 Press for Ski Vermont in NYC

September 19th, 2016 Press for Scarpetta in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

September 25th, 2016 Press for Revolutions at Penn Treaty

September 26th, 2016 Press for Old City Fest Philadelphia

October 16th, 2016 Press for Devotion Vodka Release Party – NYC, NY

October 18th, 2016 Press for Balvenie Raw Craft Series, Philadelphia, PA

October 25th, 2016 Press for Max Brenner 20th Anniversy Party, Philadelphia, PA

November 2016 C-CAPP awards dinner with Iron Chef Jose Garces

November 2016 press preview of Rebel Yoga – Germantown section of Philadelphia

December 2016 press preview of Philadelphia Christmas Village at City Hall

December 3rd, 2016 press preview Parorama Restaurant

December 2016 press for Revolutions Philadelphia Sports Wall of Fame induction

December 7th, 2016 media dinner Bertucci’s

December 2016 – press preview of Flying Fish Crafthouse – Philadelphia, PA

January 2017 – press preview of new menu Square 1692 – Philadelphia, PA

January 2017 – press preview of Dim Sum House – Philadelphia, PA

January 2017 – press preview of Smokey Bones – North Wales, PA

January 2017 – press preview of Cinder – Philadelphia, PA

January 2017 – private party with Whoopie Goldberg and Darryl McDaniels of RUN – DMC at Morrison Hotel NYC

February 2017 – Media tasting Revolutions Penn Treaty Park Philadelphia

February 2017 – Press for Panorama Restaurant Old City Philadelphia Pawtry Charity Event

February 2017 – Media tour and tasting of the new Chinatown Mall Food Hall and Halal Guys

March 2017 – ICE NY Thai Ice Cream – Chinatown – media preview

March 2017 – Press for Brewers Plate, Kimmel Center – Philadelphia

March 2017 – Puyero Venezuelan Flavor media preview – Philadelphia, PA

March 2017 – Gruppo Italiano’s Press Event – NYC, NY



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