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Paula Deen

Founder of "The Lady & Sons Restaurant" in Savannah, Host of "Paula's Home Cooking" and "Paula's Party" on Food Network; Dancing With the Stars Season 21

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 Paula Deen Biography

As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream, married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys, when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed, and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started “The Bag Lady,” a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen’s professional cooking. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering “lunch-and-love-in-a-bag,” beginning in June 1989, Paula turned around her life by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.

Deen’s first business, The Bag Lady, brought out Paula’s strengths and stabilized her family. She moved her catering company to a small restaurant at a Best Western motel in Savannah and finally opened her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, with Bobby and Jamie five years later. The restaurant was a hit and the popularity of Paula and her cooking led to her first cookbook, 1998’s "The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook." This gave her fans the opportunity to try Paula’s recipes at home, and led to her first television appearance on QVC. Paula’s genuine warmth and folksy personality made her a natural for television. In 1999, USA Today food critic Jerry Shriver named The Lady and Sons “International Meal of the Year.”

Paula’s rise to stardom was underway but when she premiered “Paula’s Home Cooking” on the Food Network in 2002, she was on the verge of superstardom. The network added “Paula’s Party” in 2006 and Bobby and Jamie began making appearances with Paula on the programs. The Food Network gave Bobby and Jamie their own show, “Road Tasted." Bobby’s show “Not My Mama’s Meals” is a hit on the Cooking Channel/Food Network, and Jamie’s show “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen” is achieving similar success. As well, Paula is a two-time Emmy Award winner.

In addition to her success on television, Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 8 million copies and her bimonthly magazine Cooking with Paula Deen has a circulation of nearly 1,000,000. When Paula tours the country making personal appearance to talk about life, family and cooking, thousands of people come to participate. On New Year’s Day 2011, Paula was the Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Paula’s business interests have grown considerably. In 2011, Paula Deen Foods was launched and beginning in 2013, the business featured food products based on her traditional recipes and lighter versions as well. Along with The Lady & Sons, which she co-owns with her sons Jamie and Bobby. Paula and her brother Bubba own Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, a leading seafood restaurant in Savannah.

In addition to a long-running partnership between Paula Deen and Smithfield Foods, Paula Deen Enterprises now includes 17 different licensees and covers a broad gamut of good living products. The product line includes a full line of cookware and dishes, assorted food products, sauces, spices and bakery goods. In recent years Paula also introduced a complete line of furniture, greeting cards and the Paula Deen and Family Party at Sea Cruise.

Ever grateful for all she has been blessed with, Paula and her family continue to give back to the community. Paula is a member of the board of the Bethesda Home for Boys, works tirelessly for America’s Second Harvest and partners with Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes, which has donated protein for more than 10 million meals for America’s hungry.

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Founder of "The Lady & Sons Restaurant" in Savannah, Host of "Paula's Home Cooking" and "Paula's Party" on Food Network; Dancing With the Stars Season 21

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Paula Deen Biography

As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream, married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys, when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed, and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started “The Bag Lady,” a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen’s professional cooking. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering “lunch-and-love-in-a-bag,” beginning in June 1989, Paula turned around her life by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.

Deen’s first business, The Bag Lady, brought out Paula’s strengths and stabilized her family. She moved her catering company to a small restaurant at a Best Western motel in Savannah and finally opened her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, with Bobby and Jamie five years later. The restaurant was a hit and the popularity of Paula and her cooking led to her first cookbook, 1998’s "The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook." This gave her fans the opportunity to try Paula’s recipes at home, and led to her first television appearance on QVC. Paula’s genuine warmth and folksy personality made her a natural for television. In 1999, USA Today food critic Jerry Shriver named The Lady and Sons “International Meal of the Year.”

Paula’s rise to stardom was underway but when she premiered “Paula’s Home Cooking” on the Food Network in 2002, she was on the verge of superstardom. The network added “Paula’s Party” in 2006 and Bobby and Jamie began making appearances with Paula on the programs. The Food Network gave Bobby and Jamie their own show, “Road Tasted." Bobby’s show “Not My Mama’s Meals” is a hit on the Cooking Channel/Food Network, and Jamie’s show “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen” is achieving similar success. As well, Paula is a two-time Emmy Award winner.

In addition to her success on television, Deen is the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 8 million copies and her bimonthly magazine Cooking with Paula Deen has a circulation of nearly 1,000,000. When Paula tours the country making personal appearance to talk about life, family and cooking, thousands of people come to participate. On New Year’s Day 2011, Paula was the Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Paula’s business interests have grown considerably. In 2011, Paula Deen Foods was launched and beginning in 2013, the business featured food products based on her traditional recipes and lighter versions as well. Along with The Lady & Sons, which she co-owns with her sons Jamie and Bobby. Paula and her brother Bubba own Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, a leading seafood restaurant in Savannah.

In addition to a long-running partnership between Paula Deen and Smithfield Foods, Paula Deen Enterprises now includes 17 different licensees and covers a broad gamut of good living products. The product line includes a full line of cookware and dishes, assorted food products, sauces, spices and bakery goods. In recent years Paula also introduced a complete line of furniture, greeting cards and the Paula Deen and Family Party at Sea Cruise.

Ever grateful for all she has been blessed with, Paula and her family continue to give back to the community. Paula is a member of the board of the Bethesda Home for Boys, works tirelessly for America’s Second Harvest and partners with Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes, which has donated protein for more than 10 million meals for America’s hungry.

Paula Deen Videos

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  • How to book Paula Deen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Paula Deen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Paula Deen, 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 Paula Deen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Paula Deen?

    Booking fees for Paula Deen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. 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 Paula Deen, 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 Paula Deen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Paula Deen 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 Paula Deen 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 Paula Deen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Paula Deen 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.

Paula Deen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Paula Deen for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Paula Deen generally travels from GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Giada De Laurentiis, Cat Cora, Sandra Lee, Sara Moulton and Daphne Oz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Paula Deen for an upcoming event.

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