Steven Raichlen

Book Steven Raichlen for All your Speaking and Chef Events!

Celebrity Speaker Chef Steve Raichlen is an award winning celebrity chef, author and television personality. He is mostly widely known for his efforts in reinventing modern barbecue. Defeating the highly known Japanese Iron Chef, Rokusaburo Michiba, in the “Battle of the Barbecue Gods”, he offers an unbeatable experience when booking celebrity chefs for any accommodating event!

His career in cooking started with his interest in French literature. He then was led into a fellowship where he went to Europe to study middle ages and medieval cooking. In doing so, he trained at two prestigious cooking schools in Paris, La Varenne and Le Cordon Bleu.

Having a literature and culinary arts background, he excels in his creation when combining both topics. Most of Chef Raichlen’s cooking books have a common theme regarding global grilling and the culture surrounding it. In total, he has created and written 31 books, which include “How to Grill”, “BBQ USA”, Healthy Latin Cooking”, and “The Barbecue Bible”.

Aside from his own endeavors with writing, he has also written for “Food & Wine”, “The New York Times” and “National Geographic Traveler”. For two years, Steven Raichlen hosted the hit show “Primal Grill”. Where he gave tips, techniques and tutorials on how to cook on the grills of all sorts.

Chef Raichlen is famously known for his TV hosting and appearances, along with his creation of the hit TV show “Barbecue University”. This is also the name of an all inclusive three course meal that Raichlen founded in Colorado Springs which specializes in all things related to grill and barbecue university.

Throughout Chef Raichlen’s career, he has accomplished a great deal of restaurant and chef awards. He has created many cookbooks, which he won many awards for. Such as the James Beard award for the Best Vegetarian Cookbook in 1996, Best Light and Healthy Cookbook in 1993, and James Beard Foundation/KitchenAid Book Award in 2001.

One of his more recent accomplishments is being inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2015. After four years of research and traveling 150,000 miles across five continents, he also won an IACP Julia Child Award from the Julia Child Foundation. All of these accomplishments and awards make hiring Steven Raichlen the best move you can make for your corporate events!

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Nyesha Arrington

Hire Nyesha Arrington for All of Your Needs!

Chef Nyesha J Arrington is an accomplished celebrity chef, speaker, entrepreneur, and restaurateur, who is commonly known for her advocacy of using locally sourced ingredients. She offers a unique and diverse experience for everyone who books her as a professional chef, or books her as a speaker.

Born in Southern California, she learned how to cook with her Korean grandmother at an early age. Chef Arrington was introduced to multiple diverse foods, such as bulgogi, octopus, and homemade kimchi to name a few. These cooking techniques shaped the way Chef Arrington developed her unique cooking ideas as a personal chef, including a style of being personal and exceptional.

Along with her attraction to the food world, she always had a deep interest in art. In doing so, she cooked with a deep understanding of global inspiration and the idea of “Every plate is like a canvas”.

Chef Arrington graduated from the Art Institute of California, located in Los Angeles. Famous Chef Josiah Citrin, owner of the two Michelin Star Mélisse restaurants, took her under his wing and became her mentor. This became a pivotal point in her fine dining career. Citrin made her a saucier at Mélisse then led her to help with the opening of two of his successful restaurants in Santa Monica.

After working with Citrin, Chef Arrington expanded to work with the incredible French Chef Joël Robuchon at his Mobil award winning and Michelin starred restaurant in Las Vegas. 

In 2011-2013, Chef Arrington was the Executive Chef at Wilshire restaurant, where restaurant critic Brad Johnson named her the Rising Star. Since then, she has been featured in numerous cooking shows including winning the competition on the Food Network’s series “Chef Hunter” and “Knife Fight” on Esquire Network. She was also a contestant on “Top Chef” and then returned back on “Knife Fight” to be a Guest Chef Judge.

Aside from her outstanding television history, she was included in Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold’s iconic list of 101 Best Restaurants for both of her dining concepts. Arrington was also a headliner in Austin for the Food and Wine Festival, featured on multiple covers of Delta Sky Magazine and Rachael Ray Everyday. As well as being mentioned in Food & Wine, GQ, Essence, and Bon Appétit.

More recently, Chef Arrington is now a star in Gordon Ramsey’s wildly successful and highly rated hit TV show “Next Level Chef”, which is a cooking competition that airs on FOX. This series is Gordon Ramsey’s biggest and most intense show yet.

Chef Arrington got the position of being one of the mentors alongside Gordon Ramsey and Richard Blais. In the show, she tries to recruit the best chefs in the industry and take them under her wing. The contestants compete against each other to become the next high-level megastar in the food world with the help of Chef Arrington!


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Erik Lorincz

Erik’s passion for mixology began when he discovered a bartending book by Roman Uhlir. Newly graduated from Hospitality School in his native Slovakia and greatly inspired by what he read, he set out to learn everything he could about the craft. His studies lead him to a three- month intensive bartending program in Prague run by Roman Uhlir himself, who would become his first mentor.
As a newly qualified bartender, he moved back to Slovakia to join the team at the first cocktail bar in the capital, Bratislava. Greenwich Cocktail Bar fast became the hottest spot in the town. It was here that Erik spent three years honing his skills and cultivating his own cocktail culture.
In January 2004, Erik decided to move to London to improve his English and learn more about his craft. His first job was as a glass collector at The Attica Club, an infamous celebrity hang out. After intensive English lessons during the day and working during the evenings, he landed his first promotion to

head barback, followed by bartender and eventually head bartender.
His passion for Japanese culture and his unquenchable thirst for knowledge of mixology, led him to accepting an offer to bartend at Nozomi, a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Fuelled by his craving to discover more, Erik took an impromptu trip to Japan.
Whilst cruising around the bars in Ginza, he fell in love with Japanese bartending and vowed to pursue the style further. In March 2017 Erik collaborated with a Slovakian entrepreneur and bar operator, Karol Szasz, to and open quintessentially quaint bar in the heart of the old town Bratislava which pays homage to the art-deco cocktail culture (Antique American Bar).
In the years that followed, he would go on to earn many awards and accolades, including World-Class Bartender of the Year, Conde Nast Bartender of the Year and one of the ‘100 Best Things in London’ according to GQ, and was voted as one of London’s 1000 Most Influential People by the Evening Standard.
Lorincz became the head bartender at The Savoy’s American Bar in 2010. Shortly after at the Tales of the Cocktail 2011 in New Orleans, The American Bar was named the World’s Best Hotel Bar and Erik as International Bartender of the Year. In 2017 The American Bar reached the No.1 ranking on Worlds 50 best bars. Drinks Magazine Asia voted Erik Lorincz as International bartender of the year 2018. In May 2018 Erik announced his departure from The American bar and year later in May 2019 he opened his latest venue in the heart of central London, Kwānt bar London. Bar within few months of opening entered to the 50 Worlds Best bar list ranking 47. Class Magazine voted Kwānt as the Best New Opening 2020.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Executive chef at Butter and owner of the award winning restaurant, Darby, in NYC, Alex Guarnaschelli is a unique American chef. She is a Food Network star, winning Iron Chef in 2012 and serving as a judge for both Iron Chef and Chopped. In addition, Alex is pursuing success as a cookbook author and caterer for corporate and private events. With a worldwide following, Guarnaschelli is quickly growing her culinary empire and is a highly popular chef for hire.

Daughter of cookbook author Maria Guarnaschelli, Alex was influenced at an early age by a wide variety of flavors and cuisines. Knowing she wanted to pursue her love for food, Guarnaschelli pursued an internship with acclaimed American chef Larry Forgione immediately after college. After this, Alex left for France to study at La Varenne Culinary School in Burgundy. Finally, Guarnaschelli achieved success as sous chef at La Butte Chaillot. This would an an impressive ascension to success for any chef, but is an especially notable position for a woman. 

Since then, Guarnaschelli has worked at several acclaimed restaurants including Patina in Los Angeles and now holds the position of executive chef at Butter in NYC. Here is where she claims to have really honed her unique cooking style. Butter’s menu displays Guarnaschelli’s passion for American cuisine and fresh seasonal ingredients. This same passion is what makes her restaurant Darby such a success. Likewise it what makes cookbooks, Old-School Comfort Food and The Home Cook, so popular. 

Off the Food Network set, Guarnaschelli makes frequent television appearances. This includes visits to the Good Morning America Kitchen. Using her platform as a way to rep her favorite brands, she endorses Miele cooking appliances. Fabulous for live cooking demos, you are in for a treat when you hire Alex Guarnaschelli. Collaborating with culinary mastermind, Gilles Epié, Alex joins the American Airlines sponsored, Food Network and Cooking Channel SOBEWFF. This foodie event hosts over 60,000 guests and raises upwards of $28 million benefiting FIU. Similarly, she works with travel agency Zicasso to perform cooking demos on a nine-day food tour through Italy.

Would your organization like to hire Alex Guarnaschelli for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef 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 Alex Guarnaschelli or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9879 or email to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

Josh Capon


A successful restauranteur and entertaining host, your audience is in for a treat when you hire Josh Capon. He is the executive chef of Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub, and El Toro Blanco in NYC, as well as Lure Fishbar in Miami. Also a television personality, Josh hosted Spike TV’s first food series, Frankenfood. In addition, he is the six-time winner of Rachael Ray’s annual Burger Bash.

For his first restaurant Lure Fishbar in NYC, Josh selected a location that would surely bring his business good fortune. It was formerly the location of Canteen and where Josh met his wife and future business partners. This is also where his nickname Mayor of Mercer was developed. Within blocks of one another, Burger & Barrel Winepub and El Toro Blanco, a Mexican restaurant, soon followed. Bowery Meat Company is Josh’s newest restaurant, proving that Josh can master all styles of cooking.

Josh is a humorous and enthusiastic chef, making him appealing for television appearances, public bookings, and endorsements. For example, he is a frequent guest on Kelly Ripa, The Chew, and Rachel Ray. Beyond television appearances, Josh Capon is an equally impressive live host for events and demos. Josh hosted over 300 VIP guests at the Victor Cruz Giant Tailgate Face Off, a fundraiser sponsored by Chase to raise money for the Victor Cruz Foundation. In addition, Josh has performed cooking demos for the Macy’s Culinary Council and endorsed Samsung’s VR equipment as part of Samsung’s 360 Virtual Reality Experience, 360 Meals.  Partnered with Gotham Steel, Josh also sells his own line of non-stick cookware.

Beginning by serving his friends, Josh discovered his gift for cooking while attending University of Maryland. This led to Josh transferring to culinary school at Johnson and Wales University for his bachelor’s degree. After receiving an offer from Charlie Palmer, Josh participated in opening the Lenox Room. Subsequently, Josh used this as a launching pad to pursue his culinary studies through Europe and eventually return to Manhattan where he launched his career.

Would your organization like to hire Josh Capon for your upcoming event or marketing campaign? Let a qualified celebrity chef booking agent help find the perfect celebrity chef 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 Josh Capon or are interested in exploring other celebrity chefs please call Celebrity Chef Network at 212-410-9870 or email to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

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