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CHARITIES: Share Our Strength, Meals-on-Wheels
BIO: Celebrity Chef Jimmy Schmidt’s route to chef stardom was certainly an unconventional one. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Illinois and attended Harvard Business School for 4 years, in addition to receiving Culinary Degrees from Luberon College and the French Institute Technique du Vin diploma from Maison du Vin in Avignon. Chef Schmidt is currently the Executive Chef at Morgan’s in the desert, a new restaurant and bar at the legendary La Quinta Resort & Club.
Chef Jimmy Schmidt is seen as a pioneer in the American culinary movement towards sustainable cooking. At his restaurant, he sources the best local products that are grown and raised responsibly, he focuses on traditional cooking methods – such as open grilling, slow roasting, braising and pickling – to create deliciously simple, healthy dishes.
Beyond his work at Morgan’s, Jimmy Schmidt has also authored several cookbooks and writes a weekly column for the Detroit News/Gannett Wire Services that appears in 200 newspapers across the country. He was the founder of Chefs Collaborative and is a former board member of Share Our Strength. He participates annually in the American Chefs’ Tribute to James Beard, an event that benefits City Meals-on-Wheels in New York City and Wolfgang Puck’s American Wine & Food Festival benefiting Meals-on-Wheels in Los Angeles. Celebrity Chef Jimmy Schmidt is available for speaking engagements, endorsements, and cooking demonstrations.
BOOKS: Jimmy Schmidt’s Cooking Class: Seasonal Recipes from a Chef’s Kitchen, Cooking for all Seasons, Heart Healthy Cooking for all Seasons
WHO REPRESENTS JIMMY SCHMIDT: Celebrity Chef Jimmy Schmidt can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as culinary consultant, event planner, public speaker, autograph signings, cooking demonstrations, hosting, Mommy Blogger events, SMTS, public relation campaigns, team building events and corporate hospitality.