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Maggie Jimenez from ¡Qué Sabor! and Sam Gorenstein from BLT Steak Visit Halperns' Meat Processing Plant

Maggie Jimenez enjoys being outside after almost three hours in a meat freezer.
Maggie Jimenez enjoys being outside after almost three hours in a meat freezer.
Jacob Katel

Maggie Jimenez is a rising culinary star with a popular lifestyle cooking show, ¡Qué Sabor!, an endorsement deal with Oscar Mayer, freelance writing gigs, and a cookbook in the works. She is a former fashion model who secured her show off the strength of a casting call for an anchor spot on another program.



¡Qué Sabor! airs weekly across the United States via the TeleFutura Network, in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic on Univision, and Internationally via satellite. The show also plays out audially via affiliate radio stations, and has a video-heavy website so you can watch online. [click]. You can catch the show in Miami every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on TeleFutura channel 69.

Recently, during filming for an episode featuring Chef Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak, the topic of meat came up. Maggie seemed so interested that Sam invited her to check out one of his purveyor's processing facility, Halperns' in Pompano.

Check out these behind the scenes pictures of the ¡Qué Sabor! segment Maggie Jimenez and Sam Gorenstein appear in as they take a tour given by Halperns' representative Jesus Perez.

The pre tour interview.
The pre tour interview.
Maggie, the director, the cameraman and Jesus set up the first shot.
Maggie, the director, the cameraman and Jesus set up the first shot.
Chef Sam suited up.
Chef Sam suited up.
Expert butchers cut meat.
Expert butchers cut meat.
Jesus leads Maggie through the cold room.
Jesus leads Maggie through the cold room.
They examine and discuss different cuts and their attributes.
They examine and discuss different cuts and their attributes.
Maggie learns something new.
Maggie learns something new.

 

Beard Mask
Beard Mask
Chop Shop
Chop Shop
Meat the cutters.
Meat the cutters.
Cutter at work.
Cutter at work.
Knife skills.
Knife skills.
The good stuff.
The good stuff.

 

So a cow walks into a bar...
So a cow walks into a bar...
Packaging meat.
Packaging meat.
Vacuum sealed.
Vacuum sealed.
Sharp.
Sharp.
The butcher's life.
The butcher's life.
The Veteran.
The Veteran.
The Kid.
The Kid.
The hand scan to sign in to work.
The hand scan to sign in to work.

 

The USDA inspector keeps everything in check.
The USDA inspector keeps everything in check.
The Stamp.
The Stamp.
Machine work.
Machine work.
Maybe the coolest pants ever.
Maybe the coolest pants ever.
Butcher's twine.
Butcher's twine.
Cut the fat.
Cut the fat.
Learning the art.
Learning the art.
The technology.
The technology.
The Bathroom
The Bathroom
The trucker.
The trucker.
The last shot.
The last shot.
The End
The End

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