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 Gale Gand Biography

At the age of six, Gale Gand caught the eye of a Life magazine photographer while she was making mud pies. Forty-some years later, although the ingredients have changed, Gale is still catching the eyes and tastes of all those who witness her latest creations.

As executive pastry chef at Cenitare Restaurants, LLC, Gale now has a platform to reach a wider audience with the advent of Gale's Coffee Bar, a small 'grab-and-go' pastry/coffee shop. She also handles dessert programs for long-time culinary partner Rick Tramonto's new projects with the company, Tramonto's Steak & Seafood, Osteria di Tramonto and RT Lounge.

Gale is also executive pastry chef (with executive chef Rick Tramonto) at their world-renowned culinary masterpiece Tru, in partnership with Rich Melman, chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Gale's desserts have consistently received stellar reviews. Pat Bruno, restaurant critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has declared Gale, "one of the best pastry chefs in the United States." Esquire's John Mariani proclaimed effusively, "...every dessert I tried was poetic. They should be: They are made by the city's best pastry chef, Gale Gand."

In 1994, Gale received the Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence and she and her culinary partner Rick Tramonto were named among the Top Ten Best New Chefs by Food & Wine. She was named top pastry chef of the year in Bon Appetit's annual Best of the Best awards in 2001. Gale and Rick were nominated for the 1998 James Beard Awards for Best Chefs in the Midwest and also nominated for the 2000 James Beard Awards with Tru for the Best New Restaurant. Further recognition by the James Beard Foundation include Gale's Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2001 and most recently a nomination for Tru for Outstanding Service in 2004. Tru was the recipient of the 2003 IVY award by Restaurants & Institutions and inducted into Nation's Restaurant News' 2004 Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Most recently Tru was honored with the 2004 Wine Spectator Grand Award, one of the most highly coveted acknowledgements in the food and wine industry and Best Restaurant in Chicago Magazine's 2004 Dining Awards, with Gale being named Best Pastry Chef.

Her first cookbook, American Brasserie, written with Rick Tramonto and Julia Moskin, was published in October 1997 and named as a finalist in the Julia Child Cookbook Awards with the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Gale's second book, Butter Sugar Flour Eggs, published by Clarkson Potter, was released in October 1999 and received a James Beard nomination for Best Cookbook in the Baking and Desserts category and was a featured title for the Book of the Month Club. Her third book, Gale Gand's Just a Bite was released in October 2001, Gale Gand's Short + Sweet hit the shelves in early 2004 and Tru: A Cookbook from the Legendary Chicago Restaurant, written with culinary partner Rick Tramonto, was also published in November 2004. Gale's next cookbook Chocolate and Vanilla, will be published in autumn 2006.

Gale has a son named Giorgio, whom she fondly refers to as 'Gio'. As Gale explains, "Being a mother is such a privilege and it is important for Gio to know women work, have careers and it's OK for boys to cook."

In November 2004, Gale gave birth to fraternal twin girls named Ella Nora and Ruby Grace.

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Gale Gand's Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend's Best Meal

Gale Gand's Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend's Best Meal

Chocolate and Vanilla

Chocolate and Vanilla

Gale Gand's Short and Sweet: Quick Desserts with Eight Ingredients or Less

Gale Gand's Short and Sweet: Quick Desserts with Eight Ingredients or Less

Gale Gand's Just a Bite: 125 Luscious Little Desserts

Gale Gand's Just a Bite: 125 Luscious Little Desserts

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Gale Gand

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Gale Gand Biography

At the age of six, Gale Gand caught the eye of a Life magazine photographer while she was making mud pies. Forty-some years later, although the ingredients have changed, Gale is still catching the eyes and tastes of all those who witness her latest creations.

As executive pastry chef at Cenitare Restaurants, LLC, Gale now has a platform to reach a wider audience with the advent of Gale's Coffee Bar, a small 'grab-and-go' pastry/coffee shop. She also handles dessert programs for long-time culinary partner Rick Tramonto's new projects with the company, Tramonto's Steak & Seafood, Osteria di Tramonto and RT Lounge.

Gale is also executive pastry chef (with executive chef Rick Tramonto) at their world-renowned culinary masterpiece Tru, in partnership with Rich Melman, chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Gale's desserts have consistently received stellar reviews. Pat Bruno, restaurant critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has declared Gale, "one of the best pastry chefs in the United States." Esquire's John Mariani proclaimed effusively, "...every dessert I tried was poetic. They should be: They are made by the city's best pastry chef, Gale Gand."

In 1994, Gale received the Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence and she and her culinary partner Rick Tramonto were named among the Top Ten Best New Chefs by Food & Wine. She was named top pastry chef of the year in Bon Appetit's annual Best of the Best awards in 2001. Gale and Rick were nominated for the 1998 James Beard Awards for Best Chefs in the Midwest and also nominated for the 2000 James Beard Awards with Tru for the Best New Restaurant. Further recognition by the James Beard Foundation include Gale's Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2001 and most recently a nomination for Tru for Outstanding Service in 2004. Tru was the recipient of the 2003 IVY award by Restaurants & Institutions and inducted into Nation's Restaurant News' 2004 Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Most recently Tru was honored with the 2004 Wine Spectator Grand Award, one of the most highly coveted acknowledgements in the food and wine industry and Best Restaurant in Chicago Magazine's 2004 Dining Awards, with Gale being named Best Pastry Chef.

Her first cookbook, American Brasserie, written with Rick Tramonto and Julia Moskin, was published in October 1997 and named as a finalist in the Julia Child Cookbook Awards with the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Gale's second book, Butter Sugar Flour Eggs, published by Clarkson Potter, was released in October 1999 and received a James Beard nomination for Best Cookbook in the Baking and Desserts category and was a featured title for the Book of the Month Club. Her third book, Gale Gand's Just a Bite was released in October 2001, Gale Gand's Short + Sweet hit the shelves in early 2004 and Tru: A Cookbook from the Legendary Chicago Restaurant, written with culinary partner Rick Tramonto, was also published in November 2004. Gale's next cookbook Chocolate and Vanilla, will be published in autumn 2006.

Gale has a son named Giorgio, whom she fondly refers to as 'Gio'. As Gale explains, "Being a mother is such a privilege and it is important for Gio to know women work, have careers and it's OK for boys to cook."

In November 2004, Gale gave birth to fraternal twin girls named Ella Nora and Ruby Grace.

Gale Gand Videos

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Gale Gand Books

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  • How to book Gale Gand?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gale Gand 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 Gale Gand, 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 Gale Gand or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gale Gand?

    Booking fees for Gale Gand, 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 Gale Gand, 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 Gale Gand?

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

Gale Gand is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gale Gand for your event is available upon request. Gale Gand generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sandra Lee, Sara Moulton, Cat Cora, Lidia Bastianich and Robin Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gale Gand for an upcoming event.

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