Cooking for Dads is a YouTube show created by Rob Barrett, Jr. It was started with the idea of creating video recipes for visual learners who might be challenged by written recipes. The video recipes also include a trip to the grocery store to show which ingredients to buy. Having graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Barrett often draws on his musical talent to provide entertainment in his videos. He composed the show’s opening theme. He also composes a year end song highlighting the year’s activities. Barrett describes the show as "talk radio meets TV" and "a communal experience". He has no culinary training.