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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