PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Food Network Chef Paula Deen has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Tournament of Roses.
Deen will preside over the 122nd Rose Parade on Jan. 1, with its theme of "Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories."
The announcement was made Tuesday morning on the steps of Tournament House in Pasadena.
The grand marshal will also preside over the 97th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2011.
Last year's grand marshal was pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III.
Earlier this month, Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann of La Canada High School was named the 2011 Rose Queen.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times