Struggling to get her catering career off the ground, Carly Westin is in no position to turn down the last minute request of a friend who wants to impress a new man with "her culinary abilities. As Carly hides in the kitchen quietly preparing the feast, a knock at the door is followed by shots, and the couple are dead before they can get to the canapes. Unseen by the killer, Carly tells police investigator Jack Brannigan that she witnessed the hungry lovers killed by well-known television personality. "Professor Passion", Chester Winnifield. But the smooth-talking Winnifield has an alibi and it's Carly who finds herself in hot water. Something tells Jack to believe Carly and he works tirelessly to protect and redeem the lovely young caterer.