Top Vegan | Reality TV Cooking Show
Director: Logan Solana
DP: Jack Miller
Producer/Host: Chad Goodwin
AD: Max Kaplan
Additional ADs: Patrick Phillips, Chanse McDuffie
Associate Producer: Savannah Webbn
Production Assistants: Hayden Parsons, LaCrista Solana
Hair and Makeup: Elizabeth DeFelice
Camera Operators: Fabio Souza, Gracie Baker, Cameron Hanson
Loader: Miranda Posey
Gaffer: Jon Cibella
Grips: Trevor O’Neil, Aaron Talib
Sound Mixers: Sam Thompson, Tate Baltzly
Editor: Josh Hale
Top Vegan: A Premiere Vegan Cooking Show
Top Vegan is a vegan cooking competition show on YouTube, showcasing the talents of contestants in creating delicious vegan dishes. Hosted by the vegan chef Chad Goodwin, participants face various culinary challenges, receiving critiques from the judges on their vegan food. Each week, a contestant is eliminated, leaving others competing for the grand prize of $10,000, business mentorship, and the prestigious title of Top Vegan.
Launched in April 2023 on their YouTube channel, the vegan cooking show was filmed at Columbus State University and the 4th and State Diner in Columbus, Ohio. Director Logan Solana and the independent crew from Clubhouse Films ran an excellent production, making it a pleasure to collaborate with the team.
The show’s visual style aimed to strike a balance between the realism of reality TV and a warm, inviting atmosphere that highlighted the contestants’ good nature and their dedication to veganism and plant-based nutrition. By employing a sharp, punchy contrast while maintaining a light and warm tone for many shots, the show achieved a distinct character that aims to set it apart from other cooking shows.
With a growing following of subscribers and followers on YouTube, and Instagram, Top Vegan has successfully captured the hearts of foodies and vegetarians alike, promoting the vegan lifestyle and showcasing several new vegan recipes every single episode