John T. Potthast
Executive Producer

Award-winning producer John T. Potthast is senior vice president, content enterprises department for Maryland Public Television. He has served as executive producer for Dessert Circus with Jacques Torres, Pierre Franey's Cooking in France and Pierre Franey's Cooking in Europe, among other series. His numerous MPT credits also include Baking with Julia, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs, Julia Child's Cooking with Master Chefs, Lynn Fischer's Healthy Indulgences, and Country Inn Cooking with Gail Greco.

He is responsible for a number of other national public television offerings, including Boatworks; HealthWeek; In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Wimzie's House™, Into the Rising Sun, The New Europeans, and A Woman's Place.

Mr. Potthast is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards and three James Beard Foundation awards. In addition, he has received awards from Ohio State University and the Chicago, New York, Birmingham, Charleston, Columbus, Houston, Jackson Hole, Miami, and the U.S. International Film Festivals.


A national co-production of Maryland Public Television (MPT), frappé Inc., and Joan Nathan


Executive Producer/Director:
Charles Pinsky

Theme Music Composed and Arranged By:
Andy Statman

Margaret Sullivan

The Andy Statman Quartet:
Andy Statman - Clarient, Mandolin
Bruce Barth - Piano
Scott Lee - Bass
Bob Weiner - Drums, Percussion

Music Produced By:
Andy Statman
Roger Mason

Production Assistance Provided By:
Le Creuset of America

Executive Producer/Host:
Joan Nathan

Executive Producer/frappé Productions:
Charles Pinsky

Executive in Charge of Production/MPT:
John T. Potthast

c. 2002 Joan Nathan

Publicity Contacts:
Kenneth R. Smith (stations)
Maryland Public Television
(410) 581-4075