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Rachael Ray, Creativity Speaker

Rachael Ray

    Celebrity Chef and Host of the "Rachael Ray Show"

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Fee Range

Over $100,000

Travels From

New York

How To Open A Jar

How To Open A Jar

Rachael Ray was born into cooking. My first vivid memory is watching Mom in a restaurant kitchen. She was flipping something with a spatula. I tried to copy her and ended up grilling my right thumb! I was 3 or 4, says Rachael. Everyone on both sides of my family cooks.

Rachael's maternal grandfather grew and cooked everything that his family of 12 needed for sustenance, and her dad's family was steeped in the food-rich traditions of Louisiana. The Ray family was also in the food business, owners of a family restaurant in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Eventually the family relocated to New York, where her mother went to work as the food supervisor for a chain of upstate restaurants.

Rachael's career started at Macy's Marketplace in New York, first at the candy counter and then as the manager of the fresh foods department. After Macy's, Ray helped to open Agata & Valentina, the prestigious New York gourmet marketplace, where she was the store manager and buyer. Though this New York City food fast track was exciting, Rachael decided she wanted to return to the lifestyle of the Adirondacks.

Once upstate, Rachael managed pubs and restaurants at the famed Sagamore resort on Lake George and was then recruited by Cowan & Lobel, a large gourmet market in Albany, to be its food buyer. Rachael Ray turned the job into dual positions as food buyer and chef. As a way to increase grocery sales during the holidays, Rachael began a series of cooking classes.

The 30 Minute Meals classes became so popular that the local media sent a feature reporter to cover the phenomenon, and the following week, an Albany TV station asked Rachael to do a weekly 30 Minute Meals segment for the evening news. Nominated for two regional Emmys, the show was a major success: A companion cookbook sold 10,000 copies locally. Rachael's TV work grew to include a series of travel segments following the same theme of living a rich life without having to be wealthy. Today Rachael's work continues on Food Network's 30 Minute Meals and $40 a Day programs.

Her successful series of cookbooks are all based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, including her newest from Clarkson Potter, Rachael Ray’s Get Real Meals. Her previous books are $40 A Day, Cooking Rocks, Cooking ‘Round the Clock, Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals, The Open House Cookbook, Comfort Foods, and, Veggie Meals. To book celebrity chef Rachael Ray call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Celebrity

Creativity

Entertainment

Cooking Demonstrations

Women's Issues

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