KU Student-Athletes Featured On Cooking Show Airing This Week

Sept. 2, 2010

Two Kansas student-athletes joined former Kansas athletics sports nutritionist Randy Bird for an episode of Jayni’s Kitchen, a local television cooking show on Sunflower Broadband channel 6 in Lawrence.

The show also airs on Topeka’s channel 49 and on the Cox Cable Network in the state of Kansas.

Jayhawk soccer player Jordyn Perdue and football player Toben Opurum each cooked a main course on the show. Perdue prepared a breakfast of a spinach and feta scramble, while Opurum cooked a lunch of sautéed chicken and pepper pitas. Bird prepared a smoothie as well as a dinner of chicken and spinach stir-fry salad with raspberries.

The show debuted Tuesday night and will be shown again on channel 6 at the following times:

Friday at 10 a.m.

Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Monday at 10 a.m.

Monday at 8:30 p.m.

“The idea was thrown out in the Student-Athlete Welfare Committee,” said Bird, who also did monthly cooking demos for KU’s student-athletes before he took a position at the University of Virginia recently. “The producer (Jacquelin Zammuto) of the show used to be one of our tutors, who ran the idea by me and we ran it by Jayni’s Kitchen and they liked it.”