September 9 is the National “I Love Food” Day!
All types of businesses would benefit from having a celebrity chef for their company event and/or keynote. Who doesn’t like to hear about food? Food creates community. Food brings people together in good times and in bad. Food reminds us of our traditions and ancestors. Food can be a pathway to introductions and friendships. Food is like a tie that binds.
Please consider an entertaining chef for your next event. Here are several that Pastorini-Bosby would like to help you get to know.
Rocco DiSpirito is a Healthy Lifestyle Crusader, James Beard award winning chef, and author of 12 highly acclaimed cookbooks, including his latest New York Times bestseller The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up To 10 Pounds in 10 Days with 10 All You Can Eat Foods. Among his successful cookbooks, he is also the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers including The Pound A Day Diet, Now Eat This! and Now Eat This! Diet. He is recognized for his inspiring weight loss journey and has dedicated his life to proving that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive.
Katie Lee’s first cookbook, The Comfort Table, was released in 2008, soon followed by The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions (2009). In addition to her comfort food cookbooks, she writes a column for SELF and published her first novel, Groundswell, in 2011. Outside of her culinary and literary adventures, Katie sits on the Celebrity Board for Feeding America. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys surfing, traveling and playing with her pug, Fionula. She resides in the Hamptons.
Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz. Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars”, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla’s approach to cooking blends her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. She is committed to health and balance in everyday living.
Ellie Krieger, a New York Times bestselling author, helps people of all ages achieve balance in food, health and life, and have joy right at their fingertips. She is a registered dietitian and host of a hit show, ”Healthy Appetite,” on Food Network.
Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist in the media today. Her success can be attributed to her way of offering real advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets the permeate today’s news. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by being in healthy balance, nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle. She believes that through her work she can help to change the way society views food, health and nutrition.
Alexandra Guarnaschelli – There are few American chefs, much less female chefs, who can boast staying power in Michelin-starred restaurants. Alex can boast indeed — she embarked on a culinary journey in France and ended up working in some of the country’s top restaurants including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous three-star kitchen.
Chef Guarnaschelli is a recurring judge on the popular prime-time series Chopped and is featured on her own shows, The Cooking Loft and Alex’s Day Off. She has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America as both a challenger and a judge and competed on season 4 of The Next Iron Chef. In 2012, she bested nine rival chefs to win The Next Iron Chef: Redemption and joined the ranks of Kitchen Stadium Iron Chefs. Alex’s first cookbook is Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook (Clarkson Potter, 2013).