ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Oprah Winfrey may be adding a chef’s cap to her collection of talk show tiaras. On May 19, Winfrey filed a request with the US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark myriad culinary products branded under “Oprah’s Kitchen,” extending her reach into the realm of food and beverages.
Winfrey is not exactly moving into uncharted territory. From regularly featuring recipes in her magazine, to spotlighting a variety of food products on her annual “Favorite Things” list, Winfrey has become quite at home in the “foodie” world.
In October 2015, Winfrey acquired a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers International, with options to purchase 5 percent more. Winfrey developed a strong belief in the program after it helped her overcome her own weight issues. Whether Oprah’s Kitchen is in any way tied to her stake in Weight Watchers has yet to be revealed.