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 booking@celebritychefnetwork.com 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 booking@celebritychefnetwork.com to speak with a celebrity chef agent to discuss top celebrity chefs available for your organization and event.

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.

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.

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