Campbells Possible Stars of Reality Series


Published on May 8 2012 6:52 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Chef Niall and Kristie Campbell, owners of The Firefly Grill in Effingham, have signed on with a Hollywood production company to develop a reality series.

The Campbells opened the popular regional restaurant in 2006.  Their talents for creating a unique and always fresh menu, as well as the ambitious design of the restaurant itself, have resulted in numerous awards on both counts.

As part of the development of a reality show using the restaurant as a foundation and owners Niall and Kristie as cast members, Emergence Entertainment of Beverly Hills will visit Effingham in late May to shoot a sizzle reel at the restaurant. The purpose of the reel is to show potential television networks the flavor of the show, the facility and the cast.

Principal production for the reel is slated for May 21st through May 23rd in Effingham.  In addition to the Campbells, the show will also feature a second chef who will be announced at a later date.

In conjunction with the production of the reel and development of the show, the popular Central Illinois eating destination will also announce a promotion that will benefit a favorite local charity and bring gourmet cooking to a home in the local area.

For information regarding Firefly Grill, contact Cara Milewski at 217-342-2002 or by email at