TV Show: Yes
Cuisine: Desserts and Pastry
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000
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NETWORKS: food network, pbs
SHOWS: sweet dreams, baking with julia
CHARITIES: Gale Gand is a member of the National Restaurant Association’s “Conserve” Council which pushes the environmental movement on eating locally and using sustainable agriculture. Gale is involved in community causes such as Chicago’s Green City Market, Let’s Move, Art Smith’s foundation, Common Threads, and teaches baking lessons at her son’s middle school and her daughter’s preschool.
BIO: Celebrity Chef Chef Gale Gand is the executive pastry chef and partner of the four star Mobil, five-diamond AAA, Relais & Chateaux Relais-Gourmand restaurant Tru. In 2001, Gale was acknowledged as Outstanding Pastry Chef by The James Beard Foundation and Pastry Chef of the Year by Bon Appetite magazine, in 1994 was named Food and Wine’s Top Ten Best New Chefs. Gale studied at RIT and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts for American Craftsmen and attended culinary school at La Varenne in Paris. In 2006, Gale opened up a coffee shop called Gale’s Coffee Bar, also opening in the same year, Osteria di Tramonto, Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood and RT Lounge with Rick Tramonto. In Chicago, she opened up an upscale cupcake bakery.
Gale Gand was also the host of Food Network’s Sweet Dreams, which was Food Network’s first all-dessert show. She is the host of an online educational cooking series called, The Answered Chef. Gale’s current show, The Heirloom Recipe, airs on PBS. Gale has a long list of appearances including Martha Stewart, Oprah, Iron Chef America, the Today Show, Baking with Julia Child, and judged the Food Network’s Challenge and the 2008 season of Bravo’s Top Chef. Gale has seven cookbooks, her most recent, Gale Gand’s Brunch, which was released in spring of 2009. Gale also produces her own vanilla cream soda, and a root beer called Gale’s Root Beer with artisanal cinnamon, ginger and vanilla infused. At the USA House at the Beijing Olympics, Gale’s desserts were featured and Gale is an original member of the Macy’s Culinary Council.
Gale Gand is a member of the National Restaurant Association’s “Conserve” Council which pushes the environmental movement on eating locally and using sustainable agriculture. Gale is involved in community causes such as Chicago’s Green City Market, Art Smith’s foundation, Common Threads, and teaches baking lessons at her son’s middle school and her daughter’s preschool. Gale is an executive board member of the Chicago chapter of the AIWF, and a long time member of the James Beard Foundation and Les Dames D’Escoffier.
Gale talked to Celebrity Baby Scoop about getting kids involved with the baking/cooking process, simple ways to stay eco-friendly, and her role as a mentor in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. Gale is a huge supporter of the Let’s Move project to help families become more active to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. Another supporter of Let’s Move is Dominique Dawes and NFL Quarterback Drew Brees.
Gale endorses Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar and can be hired for cooking demonstrations, public speaking and autograph signings.
APPEARANCES: Food Network, Sat May 21 NRA Show in Chicago,
ENDORSEMENTS: Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Light Brown Sugar, Nestles, Karo, Whirlpool, Hershey’s, Millstone Coffee, California Dried Plums, All Clad Cookware, Vita Prep Blender’s “Chefs Naked With Their Blender” campaign, The American Dairy Farmer’s Real Butter and Cheese campaigns, The American Dairy Association’s Milk Mustache campaign, Chefwear, Nordic Bakeware, Chefs for Humanity
BOOKS: Tramonto, Rick, and Gale Gan;, Gand, Gale, Rick Tramonto, and Julia Moski;, Gand, Gale and Julia Moski;, Gand, Gale and Julia Mosk;, Tramonto, Rick, Gale Gand, and Mary Goodbody; Gand, Gale and Lisa Weiss; Gand, Gale
WHO REPRESENTS GALE GAND: Celebrity Chef Gale Gand 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.