Nicole Renard On Season 3 Of Next Level Chef

She is no longer just the “Smoothie Bowl Girl…” 

After hundreds of food posts, dessert recipes, travels, and even a wedding this past November, it seems like she is still just getting started. 

She has done national brand campaigns with companies such as Starbucks, Walmart, and Rebel Ice Cream, and now, we are so excited to announce that our client, Nicole Renard is on Season 3 of Next Level Chef! 

The season premiered this past Sunday, and Nicole quickly showcased her competitive spirit, landing her a spot in the top 15. She is now moving on to the drafts where she will earn a place on one of the mentor’s respected teams, and continue participating in the Next Level Chef competition. 

Nicole said, “This was by far the most challenging + stretching thing I’ve ever done + after keeping the secret for so long, I can’t wait for you to finally watch the madness.” 

Be sure to tune in to FOX, Thursdays at 8pm EST. to follow Nicole’s journey. 

Book Nicole for your next campaign by contacting 

NIL Volleyball Star Ally Batenhorst Continues To Prove That She Is An Allstar Both On And Off The Court. 

NIL volleyball star Ally Batenhorst (256k total following) continues to prove that she is an Allstar both on and off the court. 

On Monday, February 5th, it was announced that the USC women’s volleyball team signed transfer outside hitter Ally Batenhorst. Ally previously played 3 seasons at Nebraska and helped the Cornhuskers to NCAA runner-up finishes in 2021 and 2023, and a regional semifinal appearance in 2022. She is now on to play her final college season for Southern California, as a graduate transfer. But her success doesn’t stop there. 

Ally has taken over the brand endorsement space. She is currently an ambassador for Olipop, which appeals greatly to her Gen Z audience who is actively engaging in the comments. Ally has also become a representative of Azuna where she is able to reach moms and daughters trying to escape orders from stinky gear. The content Ally creates for Azuna converts incredibly, attributing to her 16% overall engagement rate. We are so excited for the 2024 season, and cannot wait to see all that Ally accomplishes in this next chapter.  

To work with Ally, please contact her manager 

Darryl Postelnick On Chicago Today

No matter what team you’re rooting for, the one thing we can all agree on is the need for an epic spread.

Darryl Postelnick, also known as Cooking with Darryl (3.3 million total followers) , stopped by “Chicago Today ” to share his favorite game day recipes. Aside from Darryl’s appearance on “Chicago Today,” he has led multiple other brand campaigns for companies such as Bacon Up, Weber, and Rhoback, where he has seen incredible success, and has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for these brands. Additionally, from June through December, Darryl generated over 50 million total views on content for just one of those campaigns. With his fanbase that just keeps growing, he continues to prove he is giving the people what they want and is having fun while doing it! 

He started his segment on “Chicago Today”  with one of his favorite recipes which he calls “Blue Cheese Boats.” This recipe is essentially adding your favorite fix-ins to a piece of romaine lettuce, allowing everyone at the party to assemble their own, and enjoy their boats just how they like them. Some of the ingredients provided were tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon, crispy onions, and his famous homemade blue cheese dressing. What a fun way to deliver your salad. 

Next he shows his take on Jalapeno Poppers. He makes it with breakfast sausage and mixes it in with garlic and onion cream cheese, shredded cheese, and chopped jalapenos. He then wraps it in bacon and serves it with a big bowl of ranch. The juiciest bite, and secret recipe we never knew we needed. 

The last recipe shown is Hawiian Roll French Dips. You can never go wrong with a slider, especially for the big game. He takes Hawaiian rolls, tops them with mozzarella cheese, and regular roast beef, then finishes them off with provolone, and a side of au jus. Never shy away from the good stuff.

While these were meant for football season, they are not exclusive to it, and he has already begun preparing for baseball season.  

To work with Darryl please contact

Trazia Rae Launches Her Own Limited Edition Indoor Herb Garden Kit: Raes The Roots

Social Media star Trazia Rae (2.4 Million total followers) has had her own garden for many years, both indoors and outdoors. After thousands of her community members asked her about her in-home garden, an idea was born. Trazia, who loves sharing her inspiring tips and tricks on so many different areas of living in a house, apartment, or even an RV, is launching her first ever, indoor herb garden kit, under her brand: Raes the Roots. 

Trazia is thrilled to finally be launching her line in partnership with her managers Evan Morganstein and Christina Brennan, and Global Merchandise Company Zagwear (hyperlink) who custom manufactures products for target markets.

Trazia has always been a leader in the DIY space, and now she is taking it to a whole new level. “Gardening has always held a special place in my heart. There’s no comparison to growing & enjoying your homegrown produce; from seed to plate in every bite” Says Trazia. This limited edition kit features a variety of herbs from Cilantro Seeds, to Lavender Seeds, and Rosemary Seeds, which are all ingredients she features in many of her food, drink, and haircare recipes. Previously, she has done national brand campaigns with companies such as ALDI, Pique, and Folgers, and has seen incredible success and engagement, contributing to her exponential follower growth over the past few years. 

Zagwear CEO Toby Zacks adds, “We are excited to partner with Trazia Rae on this project.  She is an incredible person and social media star. We enjoy bringing products to market that represent her authenticity.”

This limited edition while supplies last line is sure to be a hit because it is sustainable, aesthetic, as well as designed to be easy and reusable, but also giving access to certain herbs even when they are not in season. People are always looking for products that make their lives easier, and save them money, and those are the exact benefits Trazia is providing. The product launches (insert date) and each jar is sold at $29.95, or you can bundle all 3 for $79.99 (not including shipping, handling, or taxes). This equates to being much less than you would spend constantly buying these herbs from your local grocery store, and much more freshness and flavor! 

The kit allows you to keep planting your favorite herbs, with no knowledge of gardening or even leaving your house. The best part is, that whether you forget to water, or over water, you’re covered. This self-watering herb kit features a vintage-inspired mason jar outfitted with a passive hydroponic system known as “wicking,” which brings water and nutrients up to the plant’s roots. All you need to do is add water and set it by a sunny window!

In Trazia’s collection each seed is also paired with a different colored jar to ensure there is also no confusion when it comes time to use your herbs. The Cilantro Seeds are in an Emerald jar, whereas the jar for Lavender Seeds is Purple, and the Ice Green jar is Rosemary Seeds. It doesn’t get better or easier than this. 

After years of running out of herbs just before cooking a meal, excess dollars spent at the grocery store, and trying to garden in the cold winter, Trazia knew she needed a solution, and one that would actually work long term. These Indoor Herb Garden Kits that solution, however, they are limited. At checkout customers will also receive a surprise, making their purchase even more special and meaningful. Be sure to run to and get yours while supplies last!

Samar Kullab Segment On Mornings In America

Do you know what’s really in the food on your breakfast table?

After rapidly growing her platform with iconic food combinations and recipes, as well as starring on The Food Network, Licensed and Registered Dietitian, Samar Kullab (840,000 total followers) appeared on a segment of Mornings in America to speak about how to better balance your meals. In this segment she discussed the findings from two shocking studies; one suggesting a potential association between niacin added to breakfast cereals and heart disease, while the other one indicates that excessive protein consumption could have detrimental effects on heart health. 

Too much of any vitamin or mineral isn’t healthy, too little isn’t healthy either. You want to find that perfect middle ground, which is why consuming foods in moderation is so important. For example, “when eating a complex carb such as bread or pasta,balancing it out with a source of protein and a healthy source of fat.”

Samar says that we should absolutely not be cutting anything out, and emphasizes how important it is to still indulge in the foods we love. However, when we are eating something like a bowl of cereal, we don’t just want to eat that on its own; we might want to put it in a parfait or have it with milk and fruit so that we are getting all the different nutrients needed. 

Samar is also the Queen of snack and breakfast boxes. She comes up with healthy alternatives and creative combinations to make eating intuitively fun, easy, and enjoyable. Recently she has been making all sorts of boxes from protein pancakes, fresh fruit, and deviled eggs, to smoked salmon, and light cream cheese paired with bell peppers, whole wheat crackers, and blueberries. 

Let’s get rid of the stigma that eating right is boring and challenging. Follow Samar on all socials @chicago.dietitian to stay up to date with her healthy choices and recommendations, and contact her manager for any partnership inquiries! 

We are so excited to see what she does next.