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Russell Cronkhite

Renowned chef, pastry chef, and baker; former Executive Chef of "Blair House", the Presidential guest house, author of "A Return to Sunday Dinner" and "A Return to Family Picnics"

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 Russell Cronkhite Biography

Russell Cronkhite is an accomplished chef, pastry chef, and baker. He began his culinary career more than thirty years ago working and training among some of the best establishments throughout California.In 1988, he was chosen from a distinguished field of noted American chefs to head the kitchens of Blair House, the President’s guest house. Through his remarkable twelve-year “tour of duty” as Blair House executive chef, Cronkhite served Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and five Secretaries of States. Nearly every major world leader of this generation visited Blair House, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Boris Yeltsin, Benazir Bhutto, Yitzhak Rabin, King Hussein of Jordan, Vaclav Havel, the emperor and empress of Japan, Lech Walesa, Margaret Thatcher, François Mitterrand, Hosni Mubarak, Jiang Zemin, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip. Cronkhite has cooked for all of them.

Cronkhite worked as the recipe editor of Art Culinaire from 1990 through 1992. He has spoken often on culture, cuisine, and protocol, and in 1994 he was invited to be the featured commencement speaker for the New England Culinary Institute. Cronkhite, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, has also had his work appear in Bon Appétit , Weber’s Big Book of Grilling, Country Living Magazine and USA Today. He is currently a member of the culinary advisory board for the Art Institute of Washington, DC.

In writing his 2004 best-selling cookbook, A Return to Sunday Dinner (more than 50,000 copies sold), Cronkhite recreated his wonderful memories of childhood Sunday gatherings. “As a child we would spend Sundays with my grandparents, often joined by cousins, aunts and uncles. Birthdays and holidays become much anticipated and long-remembered special events. The food my grandmother cooked was simple and plentiful, yet the memories of her table remain clear and strong to this day. I wrote A Return to Sunday Dinner so that new generations of children can experience the long lasting memories of Sunday gettogethers.”

It’s those family memories that prompted Cronkhite to write A Return to Family Picnics, a new collection of mouthwatering recipes that celebrate one of America’s favorite past times. “I believe that picnics of all shapes and sizes are for celebrating food and fun for all. My intention with this book is to help you create the kinds of good times that create memories of a lifetime.”

Cronkhite has spoken often on culture, cuisine, and protocol and in 1994 he was invited to be the featured commencement speaker for the New England Culinary Institute. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, his work has also appeared in Bon Appétit and Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. He is currently a member of the culinary advisory board for the Art Institute of Washington.

He and his wife are the parents of three grown children and live in historic Alexandria, Virginia, with their two shih tzus.

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Russell Cronkhite

Renowned chef, pastry chef, and baker; former Executive Chef of "Blair House", the Presidential guest house, author of "A Return to Sunday Dinner" and "A Return to Family Picnics"

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Russell Cronkhite Biography

Russell Cronkhite is an accomplished chef, pastry chef, and baker. He began his culinary career more than thirty years ago working and training among some of the best establishments throughout California.In 1988, he was chosen from a distinguished field of noted American chefs to head the kitchens of Blair House, the President’s guest house. Through his remarkable twelve-year “tour of duty” as Blair House executive chef, Cronkhite served Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and five Secretaries of States. Nearly every major world leader of this generation visited Blair House, including Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Boris Yeltsin, Benazir Bhutto, Yitzhak Rabin, King Hussein of Jordan, Vaclav Havel, the emperor and empress of Japan, Lech Walesa, Margaret Thatcher, François Mitterrand, Hosni Mubarak, Jiang Zemin, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip. Cronkhite has cooked for all of them.

Cronkhite worked as the recipe editor of Art Culinaire from 1990 through 1992. He has spoken often on culture, cuisine, and protocol, and in 1994 he was invited to be the featured commencement speaker for the New England Culinary Institute. Cronkhite, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, has also had his work appear in Bon Appétit , Weber’s Big Book of Grilling, Country Living Magazine and USA Today. He is currently a member of the culinary advisory board for the Art Institute of Washington, DC.

In writing his 2004 best-selling cookbook, A Return to Sunday Dinner (more than 50,000 copies sold), Cronkhite recreated his wonderful memories of childhood Sunday gatherings. “As a child we would spend Sundays with my grandparents, often joined by cousins, aunts and uncles. Birthdays and holidays become much anticipated and long-remembered special events. The food my grandmother cooked was simple and plentiful, yet the memories of her table remain clear and strong to this day. I wrote A Return to Sunday Dinner so that new generations of children can experience the long lasting memories of Sunday gettogethers.”

It’s those family memories that prompted Cronkhite to write A Return to Family Picnics, a new collection of mouthwatering recipes that celebrate one of America’s favorite past times. “I believe that picnics of all shapes and sizes are for celebrating food and fun for all. My intention with this book is to help you create the kinds of good times that create memories of a lifetime.”

Cronkhite has spoken often on culture, cuisine, and protocol and in 1994 he was invited to be the featured commencement speaker for the New England Culinary Institute. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, his work has also appeared in Bon Appétit and Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. He is currently a member of the culinary advisory board for the Art Institute of Washington.

He and his wife are the parents of three grown children and live in historic Alexandria, Virginia, with their two shih tzus.

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  • How to book Russell Cronkhite?

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

    Booking fees for Russell Cronkhite, 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 Russell Cronkhite, 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 Russell Cronkhite?

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

Russell Cronkhite is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Russell Cronkhite for your event is available upon request. Russell Cronkhite generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zakary Pelaccio, Stephan Pyles, Shannon Bennett, Marc Murphy and Joe Landa. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Russell Cronkhite for an upcoming event.

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