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Top 5 Culinary Speakers

  • By Noah Schwartz
  •  Nov 05, 2021

Food brings people together, there is no doubt about it.. Here on Engage, we offer an exciting array of culinary speakers, from award winning chefs to culinary entrepreneurs. No matter what your taste buds are calling for, there is a speaker who will cater to your exact needs that is available to book today. So, decide what you are most hungry for and take a look at the Top 5 Culinary Speakers on Engage:

5. Charity Morgan

Chef Charity Morgan is a chef to NFL players and celebrities all over the world. She is a passionate advocate for plant-based eating, and her main goal is to help people to make the transition from their current diet to a well-balanced vegan diet. Chef Morgan has been featured on ESPN, USA Today, and the NFL Network. One of her interesting accolades is that she catered an 100% plant-based menu for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s wedding. Her nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram follow her for her delicious meal inspiration and the education she provides, and the growth of her personal brand is just beginning. The next step in her journey is her cookbook, bringing her healthy cooking and lifestyle to the masses. Chef Morgan is bubbly and positive and will leave anyone in attendance in your event ready to make a healthy change.

4. Johnny Iuzzini

Chef Johnny Iuzzini is a pastry chef extraordinaire and a James Beard Award winner. After attending the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Izunni went on to apprentice in some of France’s finest patisseries and work in some of America’s finest restaurants. Aside from his prowess in the kitchen, Chef Iuzzini has been a fixture on cooking shows across all networks including Top Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Iron Chef America. He also served as the head judge of Top Chef Just Desserts for two seasons. Chef Izunni is also the founder of a pastry consulting company named Sugar Fueled Inc. and has recently launched his very own chocolate. Because he is passionate about making the very finest chocolate bar possible, Chef Iuzzini is an integral part of sourcing the chocolate beans, and he completes the entire chocolate making process himself. For any sugar fiends in your audience, Chef Izunni will be the keynote speaker of their dreams.

3. Ludo Lefebvre

Chef Ludo Lefebvre is a Los Angeles culinary phenomenon who has been credited with revolutionizing the culinary industry. His training was done in France, where he worked with the masters for 12 years. Chef Lefebvre then made his way to the United States, where he became America’s French Chef, and where he was awarded the Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award for his work at two different restaurants. Chef Lefebvre has earned the name the “pop-up king” for establishing the viability of the pop-up restaurant as a business model. Since 2010, Chef Lefebvre has opened multiple award winning restaurants including Trois Mec, which has been named LA’s Best Restaurant twice. He is also the author of best-selling cookbooks and the star of the ABC hit cooking competition show, The Taste. His French charm and exciting stories will most definitely entertain anyone and everyone in your audience.

2. Michael Lomonaco

Chef Michael Lomonaco is a chef, restaurateur, and television personality. Chef Lomonaco was the chef and director at the Windows on the World restaurant, which was located atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center. During the devastating attacks of September 11, all staff members of the restaurant died, but Chef Lomonaco was in the tower’s lobby and was able to be evacuated from the building. After surviving the tragedy, Chef Lomonaco opened Porter House New York, which was quickly named one of America’s Best New Restaurants. Chef Lomonaco originally wanted to be an actor, so when presented with an opportunity to combine his two passions, cooking and acting, he jumped on it. On screen, Chef Lomonaco is the co-host of the Discovery Channel show Epicurious, and he previously had his own show, Michael’s Place, on the Food Network. In addition to his TV work, Chef Lomonaco has authored cookbooks and articles for many prominent cooking publications such as Gourmet and Food & Wine. Chef Lomonaco has overcome great adversity in order to build great success and he is sure to inspire everyone in attendance at your event.

1. Chef Andre Rush

Chef Andre Rush is not your ordinary master chef. On top of being a master ice carver, sommelier, pastry chef, chocolatier, and sugar sculptor, he is also a military veteran with many years of service to his country. During his time at West Point, Chef Rush held many positions, including that of a chef. He planned, prepared and serviced social functions for thousands of important foreign and domestic dignitaries. Chef Rush went on to serve in the United States Army for 23 years, retiring as a master sergeant. His career of public service then took him to Pennsylvania Avenue, where he served as the White House chef for four administrations. Over the years, Chef Rush has trained over 1,000 military members in combat, and over 10,000 troops in the culinary arts. Aside from his passion for food, Chef Rush is an advocate for the United Service Organizations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. He has also been an avid supporter of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Chef Rush is nothing if not an entertainer, making him the perfect speaker for the keynote at your next event.

Should I book a speaker for my event?

In today’s age, our attention span is dwindling. A technological era in which we can get rushes of dopamine to our brain in a couple seconds by scrolling on a variety of social media platforms has created an atmosphere where we quickly become uninterested by something if we are not immediately curious to hear more. In an event, this means being able to grab your audience’s attention immediately and pull them in, wanting to hear more. This is where hiring a speaker for an event comes into play. The speakers that are on Engage’s website are some of the most high-class, interesting stories you will ever hear. Engage has the stories and speakers that will hold your audience captive with interest. 

To learn more about Engage, its talent, and how to book your next speaker contact us at info@letsengage.com or visit  https://www.letsengage.com/.