Nobody does tasty southern classics quite like Celebrity Chef Speaker Sean Brock! Sean plants his culinary roots in the garden where he learned the importance of growing and preserving your own ingredients growing up with his family in rural Virginia. Today he owns and operates Husk, a popular restaurant specializing in southern style cuisine with locations in Charleston, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. Sean has built his own 2.5 acre farm on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina where he grows all his ingredients and has even began raising his own livestock. As an ode to deeply rooted southern food traditions, Sean has taken it upon himself to help preserve and restore heirloom ingredients such as flint corn, benne seed and rice peas.
Celebrity Chef Sean first burst onto the culinary scene in 2008 when he was nominated for the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef. 2 years later he took home the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast. He has since been chosen a finalist for James Beard’s Outstanding Chef award every year since 2013. Sean now co-owns and operates 4 restaurants including the 2 Husk locations, McCrady’s Restaurant and Minero both located in Charleston.
Sean has made celebrity chef appearances on several major culinary TV series. In 2010, he competed against Celebrity Chef Michael Symon in an episode of Food Network’s Iron Chef America and was the host of season 2 of Anthony Bourdain’s PBS series The Mind of a Chef. Celebrity Chef Speaker Sean Brock was a huge hit and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Host.
In October of 2014, Celebrity Chef Speaker Sean Brock detailed his ideas on food and cooking in a New York Times bestselling cookbook titled Heritage. The book earned Sean a 2015 James Beard Award in the American Cooking genre. He is currently working on his second cookbook, Husk, which will focus on recipes from Sean’s flagship restaurant.
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Actress Pauley Perrette has enjoyed a starring role on the hit TV drama series NCIS, but she moonlights as a talented Celebrity Chef! In 2015, the Pauley Perrette cookbook hit stores titled Donna Bell’s Bake Shop. The cookbook followed Pauley and her two best friends Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky on their journey since opening Donna Bell’s Bake Shop in New York. The Pauley Perrette cookbook shares Donna Bell’s favorite southern style recipes with glittering illustrations to match.
Celebrity Chef Pauley created the bake shop with help from her friends as a tribute to her mother’s delectable southern cooking. The bake shop finds its home in Manhattan and has since expanded to offering baked goods and novelty items on their online store so everyone can get a taste of their southern charm.
What’s not to love about Pauley Perrette? She’s a hardworking actress whose college studies in criminal justice would eventually serve her well in her role as forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on NCIS. NCIS is a global phenomenon that has become the world’s favorite TV drama since it first aired in 2003. Before joining the TV series, Pauley was working feverishly as a commercial actress. She landed small roles in TV shows such as Frasier, Time of Your Life and Dawson’s Creek. She also appeared in several movies including Almost Famous and The Ring.
Pauley is a passionate person who has been involved in many charity campaigns close to her heart. She has worked with the American Red Cross and is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. Pauley’s love for animals has kept her involved with animal rescue initiatives throughout her career. She has hosted the annual Pawscars Awards on behalf of the American Humane Association in addition to partnering with Animal Planet’s Tanked cast to donate a custom aquarium to a homeless shelter for mothers and children.
The new Pauley Perrette cookbook is just another reason why we love Celebrity Chef Pauley and she makes a great Celebrity Host for events, fundraisers and corporate functions.
If you’ve driven through or live in Georgia and haven’t stopped in at one of Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson’s 4 restaurants, your taste buds are missing out! Southern Chef Speaker and Top Chef judge Hugh owns and operates two restaurants in Athens called Five & Ten and The National. He opened Empire State South in Atlanta in 2010 and his most recent eatery The Florence in Savannah in the summer of 2014. His southern cuisine with a European flair has created an infusion of tastes and dishes that have made him one of the most popular chef’s in the southeast. In 2015, Hugh began a charity initiative to reevaluate and remake home economics course in his home state of Georgia and eventually nationwide.
Southern Chef Speaker Hugh is a Canadian native whose love for the culinary arts brought him to the United States.
He worked in several establishments in Ottawa before moving to Athens to manage a local eatery. He soon moved with his wife to San Francisco to hone his craft under renowned chefs Mike Fennelly at Mecca and Gary Danko at his signature restaurant. He worked in the kitchens in San Francisco for 2 years. It was in 2000 that he moved back to Athens and opened his first venture, Five & Ten. Food & Wine Magazine named him one of the best new chefs in 2002.
After opening Empire State South in 2010, Hugh competed on season 3 of Top Chef Masters where he came in 5th out of 12 competing chefs. He was a hit on the show and became a regular judge in seasons 9 of the cooking competition series. In addition to his TV appearances and restaurants, Hugh has published his delectable recipes in 2 cookbooks with a 3rd on the way. His first titled A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen won the James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in America Cooking in 2012. He also took home the James Beard Award for best chef, Southeast that year. His 2nd cookbook titled Pick a Pickle: 50 recipes for Pickles, Relishes and Fermented Snacks was released in the spring of 2014.