The show is considered to be one of the most easily recognizable productions of the alternative network, with an offshoot bestselling Digital Video Disc compilation of highlight episodes. Before Quickfire, Benitez was part of the culinary group program Ka-Toque, Q’s first-of-a-kind that spawned a whole new generation of broadcast cuisine productions and chef-hosts. Though wedged within a smorgasbord of equally sociable young chefs in Ka-Toque, Benitez became the first in the group to be given a solo show and the only non-actor to be invited by Global Media Arts Artist Center to join its register of contract stars.
She has hosted and presented several media and live events and has appeared as a guest in several television productions of varying formats and genres.
She has also been featured in lifestyle magazines, broadsheets, photo exhibits, and food blogs on wmn.ph. Selected as one of the seven society women to represent the scent of South.T. Dupont Rose in Manila.
Nominated in the 2009 and 2010 PMPC Star Awards for television And honored as one of People Asia’s “Women of Style and Substance” for 2009.