Celia Barrett, A.S.I.D., I.I.D.A., principal interior designer for Celia Barrett Design, is the designer for the two food court restaurants that are shown on the new Food Network Series “FOOD COURT WARS”.
The first episode of the new series, starring Tyler Florence, is set in Meridian, MS and aired Sunday night, July 7th at 10pm EST, 9pm CST on Food Network, following Food Network Star.
The episode featured two couples from Mississippi that have ideas for food court restaurants. They battle for three days for the public’s approval. With guidance from Tyler Florence, restaurateur and Food Network star, they must cook their recipes and market their new business. In the end, one couple wins the food court mall space rent free for one year. The two couples are from Meridian and Clinton.
The design of the two food court restaurants we created by Celia Barrett of Celia Barrett Design in Jackson, MS.
"It was an amazing experience. The spaces were designed extremely quickly. And we had to install our design over night while the mall was closed and have it ready each morning for the camera crew”. My team was exhausted, but we had a great time!” commented Ms Barrett.
Along with her design staff, Penny Tant and Meredith McQueen, Ms Barrett had put together a great team of local professionals. Contractors Steve Rickman, Cynthia Collins, and Larry Clemons, and Jackson artist, Don Jacobs were part of the Barrett Design team to build the spaces. Robert Cox of Direct To Garment Enterprises, LLC, handled the T-shirts with his fabulous ability to create them instantly in his traveling van.
The two concepts were Hot Tamales and PoBoys. “They make Mississippi proud. "Both teams were incredible.” said Celia Barrett.
Celia Barrett is the principal and owner of Celia Barrett Design, LLC, a boutique interior design firm located in the Fondren Arts District of Jackson, MS, with satellite offices in New York City. Her firm handles Hospitality and Residential design.
Celia has been a senior designer for several NYC architectural firms, has 30+ years experience in commercial and residential design and is a graduate of the Auburn University School of Architecture in Interior Design. She also studied theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and furthered her studies at Parson’s in New York. Find out more at www.celiabarrettdesign.com.