Celebrity Trending 10: TV Chefs

Are you looking to hire a celebrity chef for your next culinary event or campaign in 2019 or 2020? Well, Celebrity Chef Network has got you covered. Below is an outlined list of the 10 trending celebritiy chefs at the moment who are blowing up as the biggest names on the speaking circuit. Whether you are looking for one of the hottest new stars on Food Network, or an exemplar of an entertainment icon, we’ve got ’em all listed as a one-stop shop for you to book a celebrity for your next event. Contact Celebrity Chef Network today to hire a Celebrity Chef for your next corporate event.

Celebrity Chef Network’s Top 10 Trending TV Chefs

1. Alton Brown

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It’s no surprise worldwide Celebrity Chef Alton Brown is the most sought out celebrity chef on the market. From Good Eats to Iron Chef, Brown has solidified himself as a Food Network icon. Known for hosting Good Eats for 13 years, it’s only right that Brown will return for the reboot of the awaited return special. Good Eats: The Return, will debut this August on Food Network. Since its original cancellation, Brown focused on other shows including Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen, as well as hosting the “Alton Browncast” on his website. He released his latest book in 2016, Alton Brown:EveryDayCook, his personal cookbook. Tune in to see the epic comeback of Good Eats this summer.

2. Sunny Anderson

TV personality and trending chef Sunny Anderson is a top choice for this summer’s best recipes. Sunny stopped by the TODAY show to share her best cuisines for the summer. The How’d That Get on my Plate star chef has become a popular Food Network personality. In addition to hosting The Kitchen, Anderson is a New York Times Bestselling author. Her book Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life made the coveted list just 10 days after being released and cements the star chef on a new level.

3. Aaron Sanchez

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Award winning chef and TV personality Aaron Sanchez is one of the most accomplished chefs around. Judge of the hit show MasterChef, Sanchez is also a James Bear Award winner and Emmy nominated host. Sanchez is chef and owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sanchez and is partner of Daredevil Tattoo shop in NYC. Sanchez has also written 2 cookbooks. In 2016 started the Aaron Sanchez Scholarship Fund to support chefs in the Latin community.

4. Bobby Flay

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World-renowned chef for hire Bobby Flay can never be left out of the conversation when it comes to trending chefs. The Iron chef icon currently stars on multiple Food Network shows including Bobby Flay’s Barbecue AddictionWorst Cooks in Americaand Beat Bobby Flay. Flay’s newest show on Food Network debuting in 2019, will be a family affair. Flay is teaming up with his daughter for a new series, The Flay List. The food-loving, father-daughter duo will showcase their favorite New York City locations and dine all around their hometown Big Apple. Bobby and Sophie have a close-knit relationship, recently attending Preakness horse race together in May posting pics to their combined millions of followers. Tune in to see their top restaurants and journey through New York.

5. Curtis Stone

Australian chef for hire Curtis Stone brings a global savvy to our favorite cuisines. Stone co-hosts the FOX show My Kitchen Rules. Additionaly, he serves as ambassador to multiple cooking brands and ventures. Celebrity chef for hire Curtis Stone is the on screen face of Coles Supermarkets and Cottage by the Sea. Stone has opened multiple restaurants and created a series of cookbooks and kitchen line.

6. Michael Symon

Star of the hit show, The Chewchef speaker for hire Michael Symon is a fan favorite. The charismatic chef has moved on from the daytime cooking show and is focusing on the openings of his latest restaurants. In December 2018, Michael entered the Las Vegas scene with Mabel’s BBQ, featuring state of the art smokers and a huge eatery. In January 2019, he followed with the opening of Sara’s, a low key speakeasy-style club hidden within Mabel’s, featuring an old school Vegas style menu. Symon’s successful openings come at no surprise, and he will continue to expand his restaurant rolodex in the near future.

7. Rachael Ray

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One of the most popular celebrity chefs around, with nearly 30 cookbooks to date, and countless TV and magazine appearances, Rachael Ray has become the face of Food Network, being called a “culinary firebrand” by the network president. Ray’s series 30 Minute Meals, dating back to 2001, was renewed to be aired on the network and streaming online this spring for 30 more deliciously fast meals. Ray is excited to reach a generation of new fans, and continues to stay atop the food empire.

8. Jeff Mauro

Celebrity chef for hire Jeff Mauro has come a long way since winning Food Network Star competition. Mauro hosts The Kitchen with fellow celebrity chefs Sunny Anderson and Katie Lee. Celebrity Chef for hire Mauro also hosts the Emmy nominated Sandwich King and $24 in 24. Mauro can also be seen in ads for Subway as well as many events around the speaking circuit.

9.  Katie Lee

Part of the popular The Kitchen crew, trending chef Katie Lee is one of the top chefs on TV. In addition to hosting The Kitchen with Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian, she has her own show Beach Bites with Katie Lee on the Cooking Channel. Lee recently married husband Ryan Biegel in 2018. Her wedding was featured in the June 2019 edition of Food Network Magazine.

10. Martha Stewart

Celebrity chef for hire Martha Stewart is a household name when it comes to food. The iconic chef and businesswomen is founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Her business encompasses e-commerce, merchandising and publishing. Stewart recently appeared as a new recurring judge for Chopped and the Ellen show. In addition, Stewart is an advisor for cannabis company Canopy Growth and currently appears in a line of commercials for Postmates.

Give us a call to learn more about rates, availability, and all the healthy celebrity chefs available to appear at your special event, trade show, or conference. Our chef booking agents have a top-to-bottom plan of action to execute a celebrity chef event flawlessly. Finally, Celebrity Chef Network will save you time and money in your search for the perfect celebrity chef speaker!

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Most Healthy Celebrity Chef- Top Ten Chefs Keeping Fit This New Year

These top celebrity chefs are ringing in the new year with some healthy resolutions! Each of them has a personal journey to wellness that influences the way they cook and operate their culinary businesses. It’s also what makes each of them such great selections for celebrity chef speaking engagements pertaining to wellness. These are our Top Ten Chefs Keeping Fit This New Year:

hire robert irvineRobert Irvine– Robert Irvine is a well known fitness buff, military veteran and healthy celebrity chef. He is the author 7 books, all focusing on wellness. His most recent book, Family Table, specifically takes note of the important roles food and fitness plays in family bonding. Additionally he offers interactive cooking demos at event such as the 2018 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. In sponsorship with JetBlu, this event hosts thousands of guests annually and rapidly sells out of tickets. He is also featured at events such as the 12th annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala. Currently, Robert is holding an essay contest where military families explain to Robert how they stay healthy in hopes of winning a one-on-one culinary experience with him.

hire-gordon-ramsayGordon Ramsay– Gordon Ramsay is a top celebrity chef, restauranteur, and television personality. Currently, Ramsay holds 7 Michelin stars and is one of the 21 highest earning celebrities in the world according to Forbes. This comes as no surprise seeing as his cookware line with Argos reels in upwards of $120 million annually. Additionally, many know Ramsay as the hot-tempered host of Hell’s Kitchen. What you may not know is that Ramsay is just as passionate about running as cooking. As a result, he has lost 50lbs competing in races such as the 2018 London Triathlon and Ironman. This healthy celebrity chef loves to share his passion for wellness, with his fans at cooking demos and special events. He even hosted a dinner at his British restaurant Bread Street Kitchen & Bar last September to launch his new ‘Fit Food’ menu.

hire richard blaisRichard Blais– Specializing in comfort food, Richard Blais understands the struggle it can be to stay slim. This January the Top Chef alum shared an old picture of himself on Instagram weighing astonishing 60lbs more than he does now. As a result, Blais guest starred on Bravo’s The Feast to discuss how he transformed his habits. Worry not, this healthy celebrity chef still indulges in delicious fried food! He just recommends daily exercise and no binging. You too can enjoy Richard’s enticing cuisine and conversation at cooking demos and appearances. For example, he attends the Smart Kitchen Summit, the leading convention for new culinary technology sponsored by GE Appliances and Barilla.

hire-tom-kerridgeTom Kerridge- If you’re looking for a healthy celebrity chef that can satisfy both your taste buds and weight loss goals, Tom Kerridge is your guy! He is the author of five books, all delivering fresh, flavorful recipes. In 2019 he releases the latest edition, Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour Cooking For a Low-Calorie Diet. Additionally he is host of a show by the same name and stars in a new BBC Series. The show follows Tom as he recruits eight families and teaches them to transform their eating habits. Similarly, you can see Tom encouraging his audience at the The Caterer Summit 2018 and Food Matters Live conference. Food Matters Live is an event bringing together hundreds of culinary organizations, 400 carefully selected speakers, and thousands of guests with one thing in common: sustainable nutrition.

hire-jamie-oliverJamie Oliver– Jamie Oliver is a healthy celebrity chef who believes everyone has a right to fresh food and wellness. Having lost 20lb himself, he participates in the UK’s government initiative to reduce childhood obesity. Additionally, he signed on with grocery retailer Tesco in 2018 to create a series of tips and recipes for their promotional campaign. The Naked Chef host also authors over 30 books. While you may find some great recipes there, nothing quite measures up to a live experience. For example, Oliver offers fabulous live cooking demos and keynotes such as his now infamous TED speech.

Graham Elliot– Graham Elliot is a celebrity chef known for his appearances on Masterchef, Iron Chef, and Top Chef Masters. Additionally, he is owner of the California restaurant, Macau. However, fans might be most impressed with Graham’s staggering 150lb weight loss. The now trim and healthy celebrity chef spends more time focusing on pure flavors. Sure, Elliot offers nice variety in his cookbook, Cooking Like a Master Chef. However, Elliot has even more to offer at special appearances and cooking demos. For example, he is featured at the 2018 Cincinnati Wine & Food Experience which hosts other top celebrity chefs such as Martha Stewart, in addition to hundreds of local and national vendors.

celebrity chef chris santosChris Santos– Chris Santos is a New York City restaurant owner and Chopped judge. Understandably, it can be hard to keep off weight when you work with food all day. This past November, Jason opens up to Men’s Health Magazine, sharing his 30 pound weight loss. Consequently, Santos exemplifies wellness to his followers, posting videos boxing at the gym. Reaping the benefits of his fat-burning workouts, Santos still enjoys all of his favorite meals. Similarly, you can recreate these recipes in your own kitchen with the purchase of his cookbook, Share. Otherwise, he performs book-signings, endorsements, and celebrity chef appearances on shows such as Wendy Williams and Rachel Ray. He also owns three restaurants in partnership with TAO Group, a hospitality company operating food, beverage and nightlife operations globally. Beauty and Essxex, Vandal, and Stanton Social are all celebrity favorite hangouts.

hire-paula-deenPaula Deen– At 71, Paula Deen looks and feels better than ever! The culinary icon has dropped over 40lbs since her Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in 2009. Despite being known for her warm, buttery comfort food dishes, Paula now adapts her recipes to support her body. Initially, Paula says she removed all starchy ingredients from her kitchen. Now, the healthy celebrity chef focuses on moderation and replaces unhealthy fats like mayonnaise with probiotic-rich yogurt. To Illustrate, she adapts her fried-food recipes to be compatible with an air fryer in Paula Deens Air Fryer Cookbook. Currently, Paula promotes culinary products with her feature on Evine, QVC’s main competitor. Additionally, Paula provides cooking demos at events such as the National Beta Convention.

hire nigella lawsonNigella Lawson– Nigella Lawson is one of the most successful cookbook authors, selling over 10,000,000 cookbooks. She has starred in several BBC cooking shows, such as Nigella Express, and appears on Iron Chef America. Most recently, she debuts her svelte figure as the host of BBC’s At My Table. She focuses on moderation and healthy lifestyle, a message she emphasis to her viewers. As a healthy celebrity chef with recipes approve by former First Lady, Barbara Bush, you can’t go wrong with Nigella. Enamoring her audience, she is perfect for cooking demos and celebrity chef speaking engagements. For example, she is set to share her experience with an exclusive feature at the National Convention Center Canberra, on February 4. National Convention Center Canberra is the largest convention center in Australia’s capitol and organizes some of the leading business summits such as Associations Forum National Conference and ANZAHPE 2019 Conference.

hire rocco dispiritoRocco DiSpirito Rocco Dispirito immediately comes to mind when you think of a healthy celebrity chef. But how did this NBC television personality become a celebrity health guru? Having dabbled with cleaner eating habits, it wasn’t until Rocco was faced with high blood pressure and cholesterol that he changed his life. Now 30lbs down, Rocco advises celebrities like Kris Jenner on the diet plans. The New York Times best-selling author most recently released Rocco’s Healthy & Delicious: More than 200 (Mostly) Plant-Based Recipes for Everyday Life. Additionally, you can find Rocco making celebrity chef appearances or repping his favorite products. He currently endorses Miracle Noodle, a zero calorie noodle brand owned by S&P Global, which he features in his book, Now Eat This.

Give us a call to learn more about rates, availability, and all the healthy celebrity chefs available to appear at your special event, trade show, or conference. Our chef booking agents have a top-to-bottom plan of action to execute a celebrity chef event flawlessly. Finally, Celebrity Chef Network will save you time and money in your search for the perfect celebrity chef speaker!

Best New Cookbook- Top Ten Celebrity Chef Cookbooks

hire-jamie-oliverJamie Oliver– 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef and television personality hosting several of his own television series throughout his career. Perhaps best known for The Naked Chef and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, he is a strong proponent of dietary improvements throughout America and the UK. Oliver even goes as far as to offer a free recipe subscription for those looking to better their health. As you can see in his TED Prize-winning speech, this a common topic in Oliver’s keynotes. Most notably, he has authored over 30 cookbooks. His new cookbook is 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food, debuting in January of this year. In addition, he signed on with grocery retailer Tesco in 2018, creating a series of tips and recipes for their promotional campaign. He is also promising participation in the UK’s government initiative to reduce childhood obesity and promises to keep fans up to date on his strategies for improvement.

hire-gwyneth-paltrow new cookbookGwyneth Paltrow– The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal

Gwyneth Paltrow is an exceedingly talented actress, singer, chef, and blogger. She is the author of 7 cookbooks, releasing The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal just this January. Unsurprisingly, The Clean Plate has been lauded with great reviews. Two of her most popular cookbooks, It’s All Good and My Father’s Daughter are NYT bestsellers. Similarly, Paltrow shares many of her favorite recipes on her $140 million digital lifestyle publication, Goop, which is also featured on Snapchat’s discover page. These culinary creations range from extravagant dinners to beet juice detox smoothies. Paltrow is a prominent public figure who’s undeniable passion for health encourages her fans to eat well and live well.

hire robert irvineRobert Irvine– Family Table

Food Network star, Culinary Hall of Famer, and military veteran Robert Irvine is one of the top chefs for hire. Best known for his now 13 season television show, Restaurant: Impossible, Irvine travels the US, helping failing restaurants keep their doors open. He is also owner of Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana Las Vegas resort and his own gym, Gold’s Gym Largo. The health nut has already written four books and owns Robert Irvine Magazine. Most recently adding Family Table to the list, this book differs from his previous publications. Family Table focuses on building bonds through healthy family habits such as food prepping. Offering cooking demos at events such as 2018 Angels of the Battlefield, Robert also creates an interactive food experience at Robert Irvine Live. This is a unique public appearance, inviting the audience to join Irvine on stage and participate in food preparation.

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Debuting as a Sports Illustrated model, Chrissy Teigen has become a well known media personality and cookbook author. Infamous for sharing her not-so-model-friendly diet regimen on Instagram, Chrissy floods her account with mouth watering dishes. Her husband, John Legend, even gifted Chrissy with a giant cheese wheel for Christmas. Previously releasing Cravings in 2016, Chrissy is delivering just as many delicious recipes in Cravings: Hungry for More. The new cookbook is even part of Goodreads Choice Awards Best Food & Cookbooks list. Subsequently, Chrissy is host of Twitter’s #CRAVINGSFEST, part of the NYC Wine & Food Festival. She can also be seen offering food demos on a number of talk shows or touting McDonalds in their 2018 dollar-menu commercial.

jose-andresJose Andres– Vegetables Unleashed

Jose Andres is a world renowned chef and entrepreneur. Through his parent company, Jose Andres ThinkFood Group, he manages several hotels, restaurants, food products and charitable organizations across the world. Andres has the honor of winning the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Humanitarian of the Year. He is also a nominee for 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. This includes disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, where Andres helped provide over two million meals after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Unstoppable, Andres is also set to releases his new cookbook in May 2019, Vegetables Unleashed. Andres believes that vegetables should life changingly delicious, a topic he speaks on at SXSW 2018.

hire-carla-hallCarla Hall– Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Carla Hall is easily recognizable for her role on The Chew and Top Chef. She is the author of three cookbooks, with Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration coming out in October 2018. In this book, Carla gives readers a deeper insight to soul food with a plethora of veggie-based recipes. Additionally, Carla is the Culinary Ambassador for Sweet Home Cafe at the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Here she works to tailor a menu that connects with the rich history of African American culture. Passionate about her cooking, Carla excitedly offers book signings and chef demonstrations at events such as the 2019 WCR Conference.

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A born chef, Jason Santos grew up idolizing culinary masters like Julia Childs. Following his dreams, Jason has become a top celebrity chef. Since gaining notoriety as runner-up on Top Chef season 17, his restaurant business is booming. He owns Abby Lane Boston, as well as Buttermilk & Bourbon. Most impressively, Jason is opening a new restaurant, Citrus & Salt, as well as releasing his new cookbook this year. Buttermilk & Bourbon: New Orleans Recipes with a Modern Flair is an ode to Jason’s passion for cajun cuisine. He shares this passion, recently offering a cooking a demo on the Today Show. Likewise, you can see Jason at the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show coming up in Las Vegas.

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Known as “The Singing Chef”, Andy LoRusso made his big break publishing his iconic book, Sing & Cook Italian. As a result, Andy is also a successful recording artist. Traveling the world to engage his audience with musical cooking demos, his hobby has become an exciting career. In 2017, LoRusso published the 25th Anniversary Edition, Sing & Cook with Andy LoRusso The Singing Chef. Best of all, this edition is accompanied by his “That’s Amore” CD, so you can enjoy Andy’s complete culinary production at home. You can also se Andy live at his Taste of Italy Show. Here, Andy offers a 90-minute performance and four course meal for guests, satisfying their hunger both food and entertainment.

hire-tom-kerridgeTom Kerridge– Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour Cooking For a Low-calorie Diet 

A Michelin-starred chef of Top Chef fame, Tom Kerridge releases his new cookbook in 2019. Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour Cooking For a Low-Calorie Diet is inspired by his television series of the same name. He is also starring in a BBC series this year, with the title Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start. The show follows Tom as he recruits eight families and teaches them to transform their eating habits. With a passion for simple ingredients and fresh flavors, Tom is keen to share his lifestyle with others. As can be seen, Tom eagerly encoreges his audience at the Food Matter Live conference and The Caterer Summit 2018.

hire-nobuyuki-matsuhisaNobuyuki Matsuhisa– Chicken Genius: The Art of Toshi Sakamaki’s Yakitori Cuisine (September 18, 2018)

Best known for his highly successful restaurant chain Nobu, Nobuyuki is also a notable author. Having published seven cookbooks already, Nobuyuki’s new cookbook is Chicken Genius: The Art of Toshi Sakamaki’s Yakitori Cuisine. After opening his first restaurant in Peru, Nobuyuki developed a love for Peruvian ingredients and combined them with his skill in Japanese cuisine. It is this innovative fusion that makes the all seven Nobu restaurants so successful. Co-owned by Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, and Drew Nieporent, the Japanese fusion restaurant is a favorite of many celebrities. Recently making headlines, Las Vegas County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak identified October 19 as Nobu Day and presented Matsuhisa an De Niro with the key to the Las Vegas Strip. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is an impressive entrepreneur, perfect for culinary consultations, demos, and book signings.

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The Best Up-and-Coming Celebrity Chef- Top 10 Celebrity Chefs in 2019

This selection of top celebrity chefs are leading the pack in 2019 with personal appearances, chef demonstrations, endorsements, and more. When looking to hire a famous chef, it is important to select an individual with stage presence matching the caliber of their culinary skills. Our top ten up-and-comers fit just the bill and can help make your next event a success.


hire -josh-caponJosh Capon Up-and-coming celebrity chef Josh Capon, also known as Mayor of Mercer, is a gifted restauranteur and celebrity chef for hire. He is the executive chef of Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub and El Toro Blanco in NYC, as well as Lure Fishbar in Miami. Most recently opening Bowery Meat Company, Capon proves himself an expert in a variety of cuisines. In addition, Capon is a well known television personality, hosting Spike TV’s first ever cooking show, Frankenfood. Most importantly, Capon is fabulous for celebrity chef speaking engagements and cooking demos. He hosted the Chase sponsored Victor Cruz Giant Tailgate Face Off and a demo for Macy’s Culinary Council. He also endorses Samsung’s VR equipment as part of Samsung’s 360 Virtual Reality Experience, 360 Meals. Loved for great sense of humor, Josh Capon is sure to leave a lasting impression on your audience.


hire-alex-guarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli Celebrity chef, restauranteur, and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli is quickly expanding her career into a culinary empire. Executive chef at Butter and owner of award-winning restaurant, Darby, in NYC, Alex Guarnaschelli is a unique American chef. Since winning Iron Chef in 2012, she has authored The Home Cook. She is also author of the Food Network approved cookbook, Old-School Comfort Food. In addition, Guarnaschelli endorses Miele cooking appliances and performs chef demonstrations. For example, she appears at the American Airlines sponsored, Food Network and Cooking Channel SOBEWFF. This is a food and wine festival hosting over 60,000 guests and raising upwards of $28 million to benefit FIU. Also, Guarnaschelli is passionate about sharing her gifts with blossoming chefs, offering demos at the Institute of Culinary Education. Humble and inviting, Alex Guarnaschelli an exceptionally skilled chef and hostess that will satisfy even the toughest critics.


hire aaron sanchezAaron Sanchez– Aaron Sanchez is an award winning chef, cookbook author, and television personality specializing in Latin Cuisine. Charming television viewers on The Next Iron Chef  and appearing in several other Food Network series, Sanchez’s fan base is only growing. Off set, Sanchez is owner of the highly acclaimed New Orleans Mexican restaurant, Johnny Sánchez and Paladar in NYC. One of the top celebrity chefs for hire, he represents cheese company Cacique. Offering a demonstration at their booth for the IDDBA annual show, the event hosts over 10,000 attendees. In addition, he guided guests through a cooking demo at Central Market in Houston, Texas this December. The recipes were all selected from from his new cookbook, Simple Food Big Flavor. This Top Chef judge is making a major impact on the culinary scene in 2019 and can offer your audience an unforgettable and tasty experience.


hire amanda freitagAmanda Freitag– Amanda Freitag is Food Network icon, judging television series Chopped and formerly co-hosting American Diner Revival with Ty Pennington. Similarly, she battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America and was runner-up to Alex Guarnaschelli on The Next Iron Chef. In addition, the celebrity chef is a cookbook author, releasing The Chef Next Door in 2015. Unsurprisingly, Amanda Freitag is a top choice for celebrity chef appearances at trade shows and  corporate events. In 2018, Freitag was hired by South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals to offer a book signing. Likewise, Freitag is a member of the 2018 Austin Food and Wine Festival talent lineup. A passionate speaker, Freitag also participates with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. Joining the former First Lady at the School Counselor of the Year Ceremony, Freitag discusses the important role that school counselors play in the success of their students. 


hire-anne-burrellAnne Burrell– Specializing in Italian cuisine, Anne Burrell has worked in some of NYC’s finest restaurants and is recognized for her roles on Food Network. She hosts Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America, though you may also recognize her as Mario Batali’s sous chef on Iron Chef America. Collaborating with some of the world’s greatest chefs, Burrell worked with Lidia Bastianich at Felidia Restaurant and again some years later at the Batali-Bastianich owned Italian Wine Merchants. Executive chef at Lumi Restaurant, and later Centro Vinoteca, Anne Burrell trademarks her recipes with bold, rustic flavors. Furthermore, Burrell is one of the best celebrity chef speakers on the circuit. Interviewing with BUILD Series, she discusses opening her restaurant Phil and Anne’s Good Time Lounge. Moreover, Burrell showcases her skills at the 2018 World Culinary Showcase for the third time, alongside Masaharu Morimoto and Govind Armstrong.


hire-april-bloomfieldApril Bloomfield– Famous for winning two Michelin stars for her NYC restaurants, The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, April Bloomfield is one of the best chefs in the world. First gaining notoriety cooking for royalty at Kensington Palace, the English chef has a spectacular resume. While working at River Café, Bloomfield was recruited by American Chef Mario Batali and moved to NYC, launching her career. One of ten women in the US to win a Michelin Star, it’s no wonder she is such a highly requested chef for hire. Sharing the stage with Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger, Bloomfield joins Fast Company‘s Innovation Uncensored conference in San Francisco. Here, Bloomfield and Krieger discuss comparisons between customer service in their respective industries and how to learn from each other. Passionate about sharing her food and her success, April is perfect for both cooking demos and speaking engagements.


hire kristen kishKristen Kish– Best know for winning season 10 of Top Chef, Kristen Kish hosts a television show called 36 Hours on the Travel Channel with Kyle Martino. The show follows Kish and Martino as they spend 36 hours eating, drinking, and exploring various cities. Kristen is also now a successful restauranteur, opening Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. Deferring from her expertise in fine dining, Kish offers a menu of high quality comfort food at Arlo Grey. Available for book signings, chef demonstrations and more, Kish is an inspiring young chef just beginning her culinary career. Gaining increasing visibility, Kish is part of the 2018 Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference. Likewise, she hosted a cooking demonstration at Boston University to promote her new cookbook, Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques.


hire celebrity chef personalitiesMarcus Samuelsson– Marcus Samuelsson is an award winning author, restauranteur, and celebrity chef for hire. He is the head chef of and co-owner Red Rooster in Harlem, New York and former executive chef of Aquavit. Working at Aquavit, Samuelsson became the youngest chef to receive a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times. Moreover, Samuelsson is the author of six cookbooks, including The Soul of a New Cuisine, which received James Beard Foundation’s “Best International Cookbook” prize. Previously a judge on Top Chef, Iron Chef USA, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Samuelsson is no stranger to public appearances. An engaging celebrity chef speaker, Marcus took the stage at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, as well as the 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum and TEDxHarlem.


hire-michelle-bernsteinMichelle Bernstein– An expert in Latin cuisine, Miami native Michelle Bernstein is James Beard Award winning chef. She is also owner of the award winning restaurant Michy’s, Martinez, Crumb on Parchment, and Seagrape. Trying her hand at television, Michelle is former host of the Food Network series Melting Pot. You may also recognize her from her victory against Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America. In addition, Michelle has her own PBS special, Check, Please! South Florida and hosts SoFlo Food, a show celebrateng the food of South Florida. Also an author, Michelle released her first book, Cuisine Latina in 2008. A popular celebrity chef for hire, FIU booked Michelle as a featured speaker for The Leadership Lectures. She made a personal appearance at the Global Organic Produce Expo in 2018.


hire-shirley-chungShirley Chung  Best known as a finalist on Top Chef: New Orleans, Shirley Chung is a celebrity chef speaker and successful restauranteur. Shirley first gained notoriety opening restaurants for some of the culinary greats. She moved to Nevada after opening a Las Vegas location for Thomas Keller’s chain. Since then, she has been instrumental in running Guy Savoy’s French eatery, Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, and Jose Andre’s China Poblano. While working at China Poblano, Shirley rediscovered the culinary traditions of her homeland. As a result, Chung finally open her own restaurant featuring modern Chinese cuisine, Twenty Eight. She then opened Ms Chi Cafe in 2018. Available for cooking demonstrations, speaking appearances, and endorsements, Chung is a rising star.  She shares her transition from Silicon Valley to culinary entrepreneurship at events like the Big Omaha Entrepreneur Conference. Similarly, she delivers a speech at StartupGrind, sponsored by Google For Startups.


Give us a call to learn more about rates, availability, and all the rising celebrity chefs available to appear at your special event, trade show, or conference. Our chef booking agents have a top-to-bottom plan of action to execute a celebrity chef event flawlessly. Finally, Celebrity Chef Network will save you time and money in your search for the perfect celebrity chef speaker!


Which Celebrity Chef Is Featuring The Best Holiday Dishes in 2018?

Which celebrity chef is featuring the best holiday dishes in 2018? From soul food to classic French cuisine, Celebrity Chef Network has you covered. These are the top ten celebrity chefs making appearances to share their holiday recipes this season:


Carla Hallhire-carla-hall– Carla Hall is most notable for her co-hosting position on Emmy Award winning television series The Chew. She believes food is a way to connect with others and spread love. For this reason, the celebrity chef garnered an especially enthusiastic fanbase after appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef: All Stars. Growing up in Nashville, Carla’s cooking is heavily inspired by the soul food she associates with home. Correspondingly, all three of her cookbooks boast delicious comfort food. Carla is also an instrumental part of the AARP Drive to End Hunger. Subsequently, she appears at the Chase Summer of Service Events every year. Prepping for the holidays, Carla shares her favorite traditions with WGN Radio and charms fans with her humble disposition.


hire aaron sanchezAaron Sanchez– Aaron Sanchez is a celebrity chef, cookbook author, and television personality wooing fans with his passion for cooking. Specializing in Latin Cuisine, Sanchez is the owner of top rated New Orleans Mexican restaurant, Johnny Sánchez. A beloved Mexican chef, Sanchez also represents cheese company Cacique at the IDDBA annual show, with around 10,000 attendees. While visiting Houston this December, Aaron put his own spin on holiday cooking at Central Market. Here Sanchez shared some his favorite recipes from new cookbook, Simple Food Big Flavor. Undoubtedly, this Top Chef judge could seem a little intimidating to measure up to in the kitchen, but Sanchez’s easy going demeanor makes him an alluring chef for audiences.


hire-tyler-florenceTyler Florence– Easily recognizable, Tyler Florence has hosted several television series on the Food Network. To list, he had roles on Food 911, Tyler’s Ultimate, The Great Food Truck Race, and most recently, Bite Club. Moreover, the celebrity chef owns a restaurant in San Francisco called Wayfare Tavern where he serves his own Tyler Florence wine brand. Most recently, Florence took the time to share four of his favorite holiday recipes with media publication, Brit+Co. A recipe developer for the cooking app Innit, Tyler likes to create simple recipes, easily recreated by anyone. He covers this at the November Food Loves Tech Expo, where shares his involvement with the popular app.


hire-bernard-guillasBernard Guillas– Originally from Brittany, France, Guillas incorporates traditions from the coastal cuisines of both his hometown and southern California. Guillas currently lives in La Jolla and is executive chef of three restaurants of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. In addition, the celebrity chef just released his second cookbook in collaboration with Ron Oliver, Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One Catch. This December, Guillas interviews with KPBS News in his Marine Room Kitchen, sharing his most foolproof holiday recipes.


book famous chefsCurtis Stone– Curtis Stone is notable for his simple cooking philosophy, using only the freshest local ingredients. The celebrity chef launched his career starring in the hit TLC show Take Home Chef. Since then, Stone has made appearances on Top Chef Masters, Around the World in 80 Plates, MasterChef, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and numerous others. In addition to being a television personality, Stone is an accomplished author, having released six cookbooks. A source of great insight for professionals in the culinary industry, Curtis is set to present at Catersource 2019. In his most recent holiday appearance at the TODAY kitchen, Curtis whips up a variety of warm winter dishes to cozy up the holiday season.


hire-lidia-bastianichLidia Bastianich– Lidia Bastianich is a best-selling cookbook author, Emmy Award-winning television personality, and restauranteur. She specializes in Italian cuisine and invites her audience to join in her culinary experience. This may be through her TV series, Lidias Kitchen, her tell-all youtube channel, or one of her six cookbooks. The celebrity chef also provides live cooking appearances, such as the demo she’s set to make at Metro Cooking DC 2019. In addition, Lidia owns six different restaurants spanning eleven different locations. Making an appearance on FOX News this holiday season, Lidia brings along her 98 year old mother. Emphasizing the importance of cherishing family and specially seniors, Lidia proposes good food is just the way to do that.


hire richard blaisRichard Blais– Winner of Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais is a recognizable television personality. Blais has made appearance on numerous other culinary television series, including Top Chef, Master Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, Burger Lab, and Cook Your A$$ Off. Offscreen, the celebrity chef is available for cooking demos. For example, Blais was the feature celebrity chef for the 2018 Burger King Convention Orlando charity dinner. In addition, Richard is owner of Trail Blais, a company that helps design and operate new restaurants.  The company has operated several Flip Burger Boutique restaurants and most recently, Crack Shack and Juniper & Ivy in Southern California. As you can see, Blais is chef passionate about sharing his craft and aiding others in achieving similar success. He even stopped by the Good Morning America Kitchen on Christmas Eve to share his holiday pork roast recipe.


hire-dominique-anselDominque Ansel– Creator of the infamous cronut, Dominique Ansel’s namesake bakery is a well known hub for foodies and instagramer’s alike. A feature celebrity chef at Hospitality Qatar 2018, Ansel details his greatest failures and successes in the kitchen. His successes include the Cookie Shot, Frozen S’more, and Blossoming Hot Chocolate. Luckily, these famous treats can be found globally at his bakeries in Tokyo, London, NYC, and LA. Ansel’s innovative cooking style has earned him several accolades including Business Insider’s “Most Innovative People Under 40 and ” Vanity Fair France’s “50 Most Influential French in the World”. While he likes to experiment, Dominque realizes that some of his audience members prefer a recipe. This December, Ansel made a special Christmas Eve appearance at the Good Morning America Kitchen to share a thing or two about creating pastries at home.


eric-ripertEric Ripert– Elite Traveler’s 2018 Chef of the Year, Eric Ripert was born in France and moved to Spain when he was a boy. His culinary style draws inspiration from both varieties of cuisine and blend to create an exceptional eating experience. According to La Liste, a French ratings organization, Ripert’s restaurant, Le Bernardin is the best in the world. The celebrity chef shares this experience with appearances and is host of the 10th Anniversary Ritz Carlton Cayman Cookout. In other recent appearances, Ripert surprises the contestants of Top Chef: Kentucky. Hosting a Christmas dinner, Ripert requires they each prepare a dessert. Though part of the competition, Ripert uses the dinner to share his invaluable experience with the up-and-coming chefs.


hire-alain-ducasseAlain Ducasse– World-famous chef Alain Ducasse is a cookbook author and restauranteur. Born in France, Ducasse has expanded his culinary empire to over 20 restaurants across the world. The first chef to own three restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars, Alain is an inspiration to many culinary professionals. Additionally, a new documentary produced by Magnolia Pictures, The Quest of Alain Ducasse, follows him across the globe in search of the finest ingredients to serve at his restaurants. With recipes developed around fresh seasonal ingredients, it’s no surprise that Ducasse has an archive of holiday recipes to share. One of four celebrity chefs selected for a holiday feature by American Express essentials, Ducasse suggests simplicity and chocolate are key.


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