Up for a Daytime Emmy ... <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, which is hosted by Australian chef Pete Evans (centre).

Up for a Daytime Emmy ... A Moveable Feast, which is hosted by Australian chef Pete Evans (centre).

He's known at home as the sharply dressed, activated-almonds-eating host of My Kitchen Rules.

But in the United States, Australian chef Pete Evans is the face of PBS' A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, which has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

The show is competing in the category for outstanding culinary program against fellow PBS show The Mind of a Chef, travel blog show Beer Geeks, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction and Giada At Home (which both screen on the Food Network), and My Grandmother's Ravioli on the Cooking Channel.

<i>My Kitchen Rules</i> hosts Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

My Kitchen Rules hosts Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.

A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking is Evans' debut US show, which began airing late last year. On it, Evans takes viewers on a faced-paced trip, serving pop-up feasts in a multitude of settings across America.

"There's no better chef to host and orchestrate these events than Pete Evans. He's not afraid to let go, in cooking and in life. His philosophy is simple - cook with love and with laughter," says Laurie Donnelly, executive producer of the show said. "Our chefs have the opportunity to experiment outside the confines of their regular kitchens, in fresh territory, where they can collaborate and stretch their cooking muscles. This inspiring new series is the culinary equivalent of a jam session!"

The only other Australian (adopted since he was born in Britain) in contention for a Daytime Emmy is Gordon Elliott, former host of Ten's breakfast show Good Morning Australia (not to be confused with Bert Newton's show).

Elliott is now the executive producer of ABC's talk show The Chew, together with Mark Schneider, and their show has been nominated for an outstanding talk show Emmy. But it's up against some steep competition, with Dr Phil and The Dr Oz Show also nominated, as well as the Steve Harvey show.

CBS' The Young and the Restless leads the pack with 26 Daytime Emmy nominations, including best daytime drama.

The 41st annual Daytime Emmys will be presented June 22 in Beverly Hills, California.

- with AP