Tyler Peoples, chef at Springs Rescue Mission, will be on ABC's "Shark Tank" tonight showing off his scooping-bowl invention and trying to get an investment. The episode airs at 8 p.m.
Peoples Design Scooping Bowl is a multi-use BPA-free plastic kitchen gadget with a built-in spatula that's designed to make food prep and cleanup easier. The invention can also be used to separate eggs and as a chip and dip server.
If you've ever made a cake and attempted to scrape the batter out of the bowl with a spatula, you can see the logic of such a gadget.
The bowl sells for $26.95 on ScoopingBowl.com. With a limited-time "Shark Tank" special you can pick it up for $22.95.
About working for the Springs Rescue Mission, Peoples told the Gazette in a March 2015 article:
"It's uplifting," he said. "We're making a difference in people's lives, giving them hope and an opportunity to change their lives for the better."
Peoples recently won the Colorado Springs Restaurant Association's Best Chef in Colorado Springs award.