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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Roy Yamaguchi

Restauranteur and Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi is a master of fine Hawaiian cuisine and has over two dozen signature restaurant locations peppering the globe from the U.S. to Guam and Japan. Chef Roy is recognized as one of the founding fathers of Hawaiian fusion cuisine and he blends together Hawaiian flavors with influences from other cultures to create a medley of flavors sure to hit all the right taste buds. In March of 2016, Chef Roy announced he would be opening a new Roy’s restaurant at sea aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside. He joins a long line of Celebrity Chef Speakers who have opened restaurants on cruise lines such as Curtis Stone and Jamie Oliver.

Chef Roy’s Hawaiian fusion cuisine is a wide-ranging blend of California, classical French and Japanese cooking traditions. He was born and raised in Japan but attributes his love for Hawaiian cuisine from his paternal grandfather who owned a tavern in Maui during the 1940’s. He moved to New York to attend the Culinary Institute of America where he graduated in 1976. He then held a number of jobs working in revered California restaurants like L’Escoffier, Le Gourmet and L’Ermitage.

Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi is now a James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Pacific Northwest Chef and hosted his own cooking TV series on PBS called Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi. He has published 3 cookbooks sharing the recipes of his tasty cuisine. Chef Roy is available for hire for cooking demonstrations or celebrity chef speaking. He gave the commencement speech at the 1996 Culinary Institute of America and is now on the CIA Board of Trustees.

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Chris Santos

Restaurateur and Celebrity Chef Chris Santos is a New York-based chef best known as one of the featured judges on Food Network’s overwhelmingly popular cooking competition series Chopped. Chris is a top celebrity chef for hire for annual food festivals, trade shows and other special events. While not filming for Food Network or traveling the country for events, Chris stays busy as the owner and executive chef of 2 restaurants located in New York City’s lower east side called The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex.

A Massachusetts native, Chris learned the tricks of the trade working at various restaurants in the NYC area including Cranebook Restaurant and Tearoom and the award-winning Latin restaurant Suba. In 2000, he opened his first restaurant called Wyanoka that garnered stellar reviews from local food critics. 5 years later he opened The Stanton Social, where guests were fully introduced to his multi-cultural style. In 2010, Chris opened his latest venture Beauty & Essex. He is currently working on 3 new restaurants, opening another in NYC and expanding his brand to the west coast with new restaurants in Los Angeles and Los Vegas.

Since becoming one of the top celebrity chefs in the culinary community, Celebrity Chef Chris Santos has developed his own line of signature sauces and recently signed a partnership with meal-delivery service Chef’d. He makes regular celebrity chef appearances on morning and daytime TV programs including NBC’s Today, Show, CBS’s Early Show as well as cooking series such as The Martha Stewart Show and The Rachael Ray Show. Chris currently sits on the board of directors for City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization.

Contact Celebrity Chef Network today if you are interested in booking Celebrity Chef Chris Santos for a celebrity chef speaking opportunity or cooking demo at your next conference, trade show, fundraiser or other special event.

Aaron Franklin

Celebrity Chef Aaron Franklin is a talented chef and restaurateur specializing in mouth-watering BBQ. You may recognize him as the host of his own cooking show, BBQ with Franklin airing on PBS. Aaron currently owns and operates his own restaurant called Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas which has grown into one of the most popular barbecue hotspots in America. Each day the line wraps around the building and the average wait time for a meal is 1-hour. That’s right, this top celebrity chef has brisket so good customers will wait an hour just for a plate! Some famous customers who have enjoyed it have included Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama.

Celebrity Chef Speaker Aaron Franklin was named Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation in 2015. To this day he is the only chef specializing in BBQ to win the award. After countless hours spent working the pit, he has earned a reputation as one of the top celebrity chefs in the BBQ category. It all began in 2009 when he and his wife Stacy opened up the first location of Franklin Barbecue, a food trailer located just off the interstate in Austin. In just 2 years, they would move to a real brick and mortar location and the restaurant earned a feature on Anthony Bourdain’s TV travel series No Reservations in 2012. In 2014, Texas Monthly included Franklin Barbecue on its list of the 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World.

In April of 2015, Celebrity Chef Speaker Aaron Franklin published his first cookbook titled Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Manifesto. The cookbook has been dubbed a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, providing readers with a top-to-bottom education on cooking meat and brisket.

In 2016, Celebrity Chef Aaron Franklin has been featured in a number of top industry publications including a recent article in Bon Appetit Magazine describing his affinity for espresso. Aaron has spent a lot of time on the road taking his show of pop-up BBQ pits to food festivals and special events like Feast in Portland and Chicago’s 3-day BBQ event hasted by Land and Sea Dept. Studios. This top celebrity chef is also in the planning stages his own food festival which he describes as super DIY with lots of hands-on experiences for attendees. The inaugural date for Aaron’s new food festival is set for May of 2017.

He is one of few Celebrity Chef Speakers in the BBQ category available for celebrity chef speaking engagements and other celebrity chef appearances.

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 Aaron Franklin 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.

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