Celebrity Chef Speaker Sam Talbot is an Italian-American celebrity chef who is most recognized as the chef voted Fan Favorite on season two of Bravo’s hit cooking competition series, Top Chef. Sam competed against notable chefs Marcel Vigneron and Ilan Hall, who came in first and second place before Chef Talbot who won third place in the competition. He later went on to compete on a team with his former competitors in Top Chef’s episode called Four Star All Stars.
Professional chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist, Chef Talbot is also a strong advocate for Diabetes, which he was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 12. Chef Sam is also an author whose memoir and cookbook, The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries was released in 2011. In the chef’s first book, he provides insight to his personal story of dealing with diabetes and not letting it affect his life or career, and provides 75 delicious all-natural recipes that all home cooks can enjoy, whether they are cooking for a diabetic or not.
Celebrity Chef Speaker Sam Talbot has been featured on television shows like ABC’s Rachael Ray Show, CBS This Morning and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has been featured in Forbes magazine, the New York Post, The New York Times, People Magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, and the Daily News.
Sam Talbot has received awards and accolades for his success as a chef, including Best New Chef in Brooklyn and Best Restaurant in Brooklyn by the New York Post. He was also voted one of the ten sexiest chefs in New York and was listed number one on Yahoo’s list for the 12 Sexiest Celeb Chefs.In 2015, Sam is launching several exciting ventures that are close to his heart. From a new restaurant in Camden, Maine The Pig and Poet, to stylish and rugged aprons that pay homage to his grandmother (Sam & Beatrice), Sam looks forward to expanding his portfolio and exploring new territory while remaining true to his culinary roots