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Curtis Aikens

Founding Food Network Chef, Wellness Coach, Educator, Author & Motivational Speaker

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Curtis Aikens Biography

A native Georgian, Curtis Aikens' attraction to produce began as a small boy, as he followed his Grandfather Curtis through the garden. His interest grew during high school, when he worked at the Conyers, Georgia A&P Market. “I was supposed to be in the grocery department,” he recalls, “but I hung out in produce because that’s where all the action was.” His enthusiasm soon became a career.

After attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aikens vacationed in California, and was drawn to relocate, quickly finding work at an Alpha Beta grocery store in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this seven-year stint in California, Aikens opened his first produce company, called Peaches. Next, Aikens moved to New York, to head the produce departments at Dom’s Wholesale Market and at Balducci’s. He was responsible for such clients as the United Nations Cafeteria, the Plaza Hotel, and the US Open Tennis Tournament. Aikens’ television career began as a consultant and food stylist on commercials for Pizza Hut, Pillsbury, and McDonalds.

In 1988, Aikens returned to Georgia to begin Aiken’s Family Produce, Inc., a wholesale and retail supplier of produce for clients which ranged from the Rockdale County School System to the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" and the feature film Glory.

Aikens’ career as a television personality and author began in 1988. Currently. He resides in Novato, California and Conyers, Georgia and is the father of two young sons, Curtis, Jr. and Cole.

He has been with the Food Network since its inception, previously as the host of "Pick of the Day," "From My Garden," "Meals Without Meat," and "Food In A Flash." Aikens is Quick to point out that his expertise with produce does not mean that he is “anti-meat.” “I just love fruits and vegetables,” he says.

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Curtis Cooks with Heart and Soul: Quick Healthy Cooking from the Host of TV's from My Garden

Curtis Cooks with Heart and Soul: Quick Healthy Cooking from the Host of TV's from My Garden

Curtis Aikens' Guide to the Harvest

Curtis Aikens' Guide to the Harvest

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  • HOW TO BOOK Curtis Aikens?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Curtis Aikens for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Curtis Aikens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Curtis Aikens or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Curtis Aikens?

    Speaking fees for Curtis Aikens, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Curtis Aikens charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Curtis Aikens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Curtis Aikens?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Curtis Aikens for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Curtis Aikens for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Curtis Aikens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Curtis Aikens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Curtis Aikens Biography

A native Georgian, Curtis Aikens' attraction to produce began as a small boy, as he followed his Grandfather Curtis through the garden. His interest grew during high school, when he worked at the Conyers, Georgia A&P Market. “I was supposed to be in the grocery department,” he recalls, “but I hung out in produce because that’s where all the action was.” His enthusiasm soon became a career.

After attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aikens vacationed in California, and was drawn to relocate, quickly finding work at an Alpha Beta grocery store in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this seven-year stint in California, Aikens opened his first produce company, called Peaches. Next, Aikens moved to New York, to head the produce departments at Dom’s Wholesale Market and at Balducci’s. He was responsible for such clients as the United Nations Cafeteria, the Plaza Hotel, and the US Open Tennis Tournament. Aikens’ television career began as a consultant and food stylist on commercials for Pizza Hut, Pillsbury, and McDonalds.

In 1988, Aikens returned to Georgia to begin Aiken’s Family Produce, Inc., a wholesale and retail supplier of produce for clients which ranged from the Rockdale County School System to the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" and the feature film Glory.

Aikens’ career as a television personality and author began in 1988. Currently. He resides in Novato, California and Conyers, Georgia and is the father of two young sons, Curtis, Jr. and Cole.

He has been with the Food Network since its inception, previously as the host of "Pick of the Day," "From My Garden," "Meals Without Meat," and "Food In A Flash." Aikens is Quick to point out that his expertise with produce does not mean that he is “anti-meat.” “I just love fruits and vegetables,” he says.

Curtis Aikens Videos

  • Beating Diabetes with Chef Curtis Aikens
    Chef Curtis Aikens has some great ideas and recipes for those battling diabetes. A delicious healthy meal for those with diabetes - or even if you...
  • Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens
    Interview with Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens on food and health. Learn tips on what foods are great and how to portion your food for weight control....
  • Food University Curtis Aikens Charlotte

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  • How to book Curtis Aikens?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Curtis Aikens for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Curtis Aikens, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Curtis Aikens or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Curtis Aikens?

    Speaking fees for Curtis Aikens, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Curtis Aikens charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Curtis Aikens, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Curtis Aikens?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Curtis Aikens for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Curtis Aikens for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Curtis Aikens or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Curtis Aikens or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Curtis Aikens is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Curtis Aikens for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Curtis Aikens generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Coach Ken Carter, Montel Williams, Dave Dravecky and Shawn Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Curtis Aikens for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Curtis Aikens Speaker Videos

  • Beating Diabetes with Chef Curtis Aikens
    Chef Curtis Aikens has some great ideas and recipes for those battling diabetes. A delicious healthy meal for those with diabetes - or even if you don't have it! More at CURTISAIKENS.COM
    Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens
    Interview with Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens on food and health. Learn tips on what foods are great and how to portion your food for weight control. Visit CurtisAikens.com for recipes and to receive...
  • Food University Curtis Aikens Charlotte

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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