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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Michael Chernow

Celebrity Chef Michael Chernow is a celebrated member of the culinary community. Michael learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business growing up as a bartender in New York City and Los Angeles. His debonair style is now a signature element in the creation and development of his own restaurants, The Meatball Shop, which he co-owns with his friend Daniel Holzman, and Seamore’s seafood restaurant. Michael opened Seamore’s in the summer of 2015 while the Meatball Shop has now expanded to 6 locations in NYC since its inception in 2010. In August of 2015, Celebrity Chef Michael Chernow was one of several Celebrity Chefs including Amanda Freitag hired to headline the Champions of the Course VIP event hosted by Bon Apetit magazine. He is now the host of Food Porn airing on FYI Network. The show is partly inspired by the Instagram hashtag #foodporn that has populated over 50 million posts to date using the hashtag.

Celebrity Chef Speaker Michael took a little different path to superstardom than most celebrity chef speakers in the industry. He grew up under the lights of the exciting NYC nightlife. His first bartending gig was at the popular nightclub Life as well as its sister club The Tavern in East Hampton. Michael spent 2 years at these fine establishments before jumping on board to help open Woo Lae Oak’s at its former location on Mercer Street. It was in 2001 that Celebrity Chef Speaker Michael Chernow hit the west coast chasing a new culinary adventure at Woo Lae Oak’s original location in West Hollywood. A year later he returned to New York to work under Frank Prizanzano at his signature restaurant Frank. It was here that Michael truly began to understand what it would take to open a successful restaurant on his own.

After 7 years at Frank, Michael decided to enroll at the French Culinary Institute. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in the culinary arts and restaurant management and the rest is history! Michael’s first successful venture, The Meatball Shop, spawned a signature cookbook that was released in 2011. He has been involved in promotional material for several well-known brands including Coach, Equinox and Chase Ink. He is also a regular in GQ magazine, offering his style tips and tricks for the changing seasons.

In early 2016, Celebrity Chef Chernow launched his own juice brand, WellWell Juice. He has collaborated with Sagan Schultz, Collin Hughes and Larry Prauger to develop this new brand. On top of devoting time to grow his own brand Michael Chernow also does work with Lululemon’s men’s brand.

Would your organization like to hire a chef 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 Celebrity Chef Michael Chernow 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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