Mette Williams

Los Angeles-based celebrity chef for hire Mette Williams has burst onto the California culinary scene in recent years. Many may recognize her best from her big win on Anne Burrell‘s Food Network competition series Chef Wanted in 2013. She competed against other contestants for the position of executive chef of Culina, a modern Italian eatery located in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Since then, she has transformed the restaurant to make it her own. She focused on utilizing a variety of fresh produce sourced locally and adding some Mediterranean flair to the menu.

Mette relocated to LA after graduating from the California Culinary Academy in 2002. She became a trailblazer for women in the culinary industry when she was hired as one of the first female sous chefs at Wolfgang Puck‘s Spago in Beverly Hills. She spent 8 years working under Wolfgang, absorbing all the knowledge she could about food perfection and the restaurant business. Eventually she left Spago, but stayed under the Wolfgang Puck umbrella working at his popular restaurants Postrio in San Francisco and CUT in Beverly Hills.

Mette worked in the kitchen at Culina through 2015. She worked as an executive chef at several more restaurants including the Lab Gastropub and TOMGEORGE LA before taking a position as a sales executive for worldwide produce.

Would your organization like to hire Mette Williams for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef speaker for you! A celebrity chef speaker can create a dynamic event and add energy and excitement to your event. Celebrity chef appearances can consist of a cooking demonstration, personal appearances or a keynote speech. If you would like to hire Mette Williams or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

Duskie Estes

Celebrity chef for hire Duskie Estes is a beloved Food Network personality who rose to fame as a contestant on Food Network’s Next Big Star season 3 and season 5. She is currently a judge on Guy’s Grocery Games. Based in Sonoma County, California, Duskie and her husband John own and operate ZAZU kitchen + farm which has garnered numerous awards as one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area. Duskie fully embraces the farm to table and snout-to-tail approach in the kitchen as she sources all produce and meats for her restaurant from her own farm and garden. Her cooking style is simple yet flavorful, allowing the ingredients to shine for what they are in each dish.

Duskie will tell you she first fell in love with cooking at the age of 5 using her trusty EZ-Bake Oven. As she grew older, she couldn’t get enough of the restaurant life and began working in restaurants around the U.S. including Palace Kitchen in Seattle. While at Palace, Duskie was named Seattle Best Chef by City Search in 2000 and Gourmet Magazine ranked the Palace as one of the top 5 restaurants in Seattle and one of the top 50 restaurants in the country. In 2001, she helped co-author the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Seattle Kitchen with chef Tom Douglas.

Later in 2001, Duskie and her husband decided it was time to open up their own culinary venture and developed the concept for ZAZU. Since the grand opening, ZAZU has offered guests a seasonal menu that is focused on locally sourced produce and a variety of different cuts of meats. Duskie’s snout-to-tail approach includes saving kitchen scraps to feed the farm animals. In 2009, Duskie and John were given the Rising Star Chefs Award for Sustainability. ZAZU has also been included in the San Francisco Michelin Guide every year since 2008.

When she is not in the garden or the kitchen, Duskie travels the country for celebrity chef appearances at local food & wine festivals, trade shows and other special events. Duskie is available for cooking demonstrations as well as celebrity chef speaking engagements in which she can share her thoughts on food sustainability, her own farm to table and snout-to-tail approach, and her experiences as a celebrity chef on TV and in her own award-winning restaurant.

Would your organization like to hire Duskie Estes for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef speaker for you! A celebrity chef speaker can create a dynamic event and add energy and excitement to your event. Celebrity chef appearances can consist of a cooking demonstration, personal appearances or a keynote speech. If you would like to hire Duskie Estes or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

Emily Ellyn

Your audience is in for a treat when you hire Emily Ellyn for personal appearances! Emily is known as the Retro Rad Diva, conquering the kitchen one meal at a time in her signature horn-rimmed glasses. Her M.O. is taking old school recipes and infusing them with new quirks and flavors. Emily was a finalist on Next Food Network Star season 8 and has also competed on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and Cutthroat Kitchen. She’s even made a cartoon cameo appearance on The Simpsons! Her vivacious personality and unique flair for creativity in the kitchen make her one of the top celebrity chefs for hire for trade shows, fundraisers and special events.

Emily grew up on a rural farm in Ohio where her love for fresh, local ingredients was born. She knew she wanted to work in the culinary industry at a young age. She got her start working in local Cleveland restaurants and eventually started her own catering company while still in high school. Emily went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York before moving to Paris to attend graduate school at the Academie Internationale de Management. She has since earned 2 masters degrees in hospitality management and is finishing her Ph.D in Food Service Education!

Outside of personal appearances, celebrity chef speaker Emily writes features for industry publications such as Edible and Cake Central Magazines. She also donates her time to non-profit organizations such as the Florida Hospital and Give Kids The World, a special resort in Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Would your organization like to hire Emily Ellyn for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef speaker for you! A celebrity chef speaker can create a dynamic event and add energy and excitement to your event. Celebrity chef appearances can consist of a cooking demonstration, personal appearances or a keynote speech. If you would like to hire Emily Ellyn or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

Chef Dee

Celebrity chef for hire Chef Dee (De’Bronya Hodges) is perhaps best recognized as the personal chef of hip-hop music mogul DJ Khaled. The world was introduced to Chef Dee and her amazing culinary creations after DJ Khaled began snapchatting his everyday life in 2015 including some incredibly tasty meals from Chef Dee. Chef Dee became a viral social media sensation and she has since become a highly sought after celebrity chef for personal appearances including cooking demonstrations and event hosting. When not traveling the country for celebrity chef appearances, Chef Dee operates her own catering company, Empty Plates Catering, out of Miami, Florida. In February of 2017, she announced plans to open her first restaurant in Miami.

Chef Dee founded Empty Plates Catering company in 2012 after working in several Miami restaurants. She is a master chef of classic soul food and fuses international cuisines with her own special twist. Some of her specialties include crab cakes, broccoli & cheddar soup and mac & cheese as well as curry lobster and shrimp with cauliflower. And don’t forget her signature barbeque sauce! Chef Dee’s goal in the kitchen is to find the perfect balance of flavor, creativity and presentation.

Would your organization like to hire Chef Dee for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef speaker for you! A celebrity chef speaker can create a dynamic event and add energy and excitement to your event. Celebrity chef appearances can consist of a cooking demonstration, personal appearances or a keynote speech. If you would like to hire Chef Dee or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

Chris Coombs

Successful restaurateur and celebrity chef for hire Chris Coombs is the owner and executive chef of Boston Urban Hospitality which owns the restaurants dbar, Deuxave, and Boston Chops. Chris has built up these 3 restaurants located throughout the Boston area to generate over $10 million in annual sales with over 100 employees to oversee. His approach to restaurant hospitality focuses on pairing sophisticated French-American dishes with a casual, comfortable dining setting. In 2013, Forbes Magazine named Chris to their annual list of “30 Under 30” for his contributions in bettering the food & beverage industry.

Chris fell in love with the restaurant business after working his first job as a dishwasher at a seafood restaurant when he was just 11-years-old. During his teenage years, Chris participated in the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s ProStart School-to-Career Program which allowed him to take courses and internships focused on the restaurant business in addition to his traditional schooling. Chris went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 2004. He began working in restaurants around Boston and eventually met chef Patrick O’Connell who hired him to help out at the Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia. While there he cooked for many personal chefs of heads of state and was asked to cook for then First Lady Laura Bush and her guests at the White House on several occasions.

Eventually Chris was itching to open his own restaurant and partnered with restauranteur Brian Piccini who owned dbar to form their own restaurant group Boston Hospitality. Chris became executive chef and co-owner of the restaurant and started by building a garden on the roof to create his own source of fresh, local ingredients. In 2010, Chris officially opened his first restaurant Deuxave in Boston and 3 years later he opened the urban steak bistro Boston Chops which was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Steakhouses. 2013 was a coming out party for Chris when he was named to both Forbes and Zagat’s list of “30 Under 30” personalities as well as earning a nomination for The People’s Best New Chef in New England from Food & Wine Magazine. He has since made appearances on Food Network’s hit cooking competition series Chopped and makes regular celebrity chef appearances at food festivals and special events each year.

Would your organization like to hire Chris Coombs for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef speaker for you! A celebrity chef speaker can create a dynamic event and add energy and excitement to your event. Celebrity chef appearances can consist of a cooking demonstration, personal appearances or a keynote speech. If you would like to hire Chris Coombs or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

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