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Les Kincaid

Chef, syndicated radio host of ""Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas", "Les' Wines & Vines" and "Tableside du Jour"

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Les Kincaid Biography

Les Kincaid was originally born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to California at age 12 to spend the summer with his father and stepmother whom he had not yet met.

He shortly discovered his passion for food with his step-grandfather (who was an executive chef-retired). Les started cooking during his summer visit and by September 1st, three months later, he was preparing three meals a day with very little assistance. He decided to stay in California and not return to Dayton. His love of cooking (and eating!) great food was forged in these early years. The family moved to San Francisco where Les got his first culinary job at 14 in at Wynn's Dive-In in South San Francisco. He’s been cooking most every day since then.

Les has been teaching cooking and wine appreciation classes thru the continuing education department at UNLV in Las Vegas for well over eighteen years and consulting to restaurants and hotels all over the west from west Texas to Oregon since 1983. He also taught cooking classes at the Community College for several years. Les has written several cookbooks and the latest one is titled "Never Trust A skinny Chef...II". 

Les’ first taste of broadcasting was with an FM station in Clovis, California in 1967. The show was called "Big Band Showcase". His show moved a few years later to a Fresno station in the early 70's. Les moved to Las Vegas in the late 70's. In the late 80's he went on air in Las Vegas with Joseph C Bower doing a cooking show on a small radio station and shortly was asked to moved to a large 50,000 watt local station where he was on air daily Monday thru Friday for three hours doing "Cooking With Taste" which lasted well over three and a half years.

Les started broadcasting in November, 2004 on KLAV 1230 AM radio station. Broadcasting a program called "Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas". The show emanates from Mariposa Restaurant in Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall. This live show runs from Noon to 1:30 PM (pacific) each Saturday. After the first year (2001) with this local show they took it national and syndicated the show into over 50 states and into 28+ million households on CRN. 

In September of 2001 Les started a unique wine show  "Les' Wines & Vines". It is America’s first wine show that has a live invited guest audience and actually tastes three wines during the show while interviewing the featured winery owner, winemaker, wine writer, sommelier or master sommelier. It’s fun and very popular. This is also a nationally syndicated live broadcast going into over 28+ million households every Thursday evening from 7-8 PM (pacific) and in Las Vegas on KLAV 1230 AM.. 

In February of 2002 Les started yet another radio show, "Tableside du Jour". This is where they move to a different upscale restaurant each week in Las Vegas. Interviewing the executive chef or chef du cuisine, owner/manager, sommelier and discuss their menu, signature dishes, wine list, wine programs and the ambiance for the establishment. This is a great opportunity for restaurants to show off their wares in such as way that listeners will feel comfortable about enjoying a meal at a place they thought was very expensive, or rumored to be snobbish, all because they have had an opportunity to hear the comments and ideas explained during the show from the staff themselves. A live broadcast coming to you on KLAV 1230 AM locally every other Monday evening from 7-8 PM.

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  • How do I book Les Kincaid to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Les Kincaid for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Les Kincaid, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Les Kincaid or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Les Kincaid

    Speaking fees for Les Kincaid, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Les Kincaid are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Les Kincaid, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Les Kincaid speak about?

    Les Kincaid is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Les Kincaid travel from?

    Les Kincaid generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Les Kincaid’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Les Kincaid for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Les Kincaid for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Les Kincaid or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chef, syndicated radio host of ""Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas", "Les' Wines & Vines" and "Tableside du Jour"

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Les Kincaid Biography

Les Kincaid was originally born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to California at age 12 to spend the summer with his father and stepmother whom he had not yet met.

He shortly discovered his passion for food with his step-grandfather (who was an executive chef-retired). Les started cooking during his summer visit and by September 1st, three months later, he was preparing three meals a day with very little assistance. He decided to stay in California and not return to Dayton. His love of cooking (and eating!) great food was forged in these early years. The family moved to San Francisco where Les got his first culinary job at 14 in at Wynn's Dive-In in South San Francisco. He’s been cooking most every day since then.

Les has been teaching cooking and wine appreciation classes thru the continuing education department at UNLV in Las Vegas for well over eighteen years and consulting to restaurants and hotels all over the west from west Texas to Oregon since 1983. He also taught cooking classes at the Community College for several years. Les has written several cookbooks and the latest one is titled "Never Trust A skinny Chef...II". 

Les’ first taste of broadcasting was with an FM station in Clovis, California in 1967. The show was called "Big Band Showcase". His show moved a few years later to a Fresno station in the early 70's. Les moved to Las Vegas in the late 70's. In the late 80's he went on air in Las Vegas with Joseph C Bower doing a cooking show on a small radio station and shortly was asked to moved to a large 50,000 watt local station where he was on air daily Monday thru Friday for three hours doing "Cooking With Taste" which lasted well over three and a half years.

Les started broadcasting in November, 2004 on KLAV 1230 AM radio station. Broadcasting a program called "Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas". The show emanates from Mariposa Restaurant in Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall. This live show runs from Noon to 1:30 PM (pacific) each Saturday. After the first year (2001) with this local show they took it national and syndicated the show into over 50 states and into 28+ million households on CRN. 

In September of 2001 Les started a unique wine show  "Les' Wines & Vines". It is America’s first wine show that has a live invited guest audience and actually tastes three wines during the show while interviewing the featured winery owner, winemaker, wine writer, sommelier or master sommelier. It’s fun and very popular. This is also a nationally syndicated live broadcast going into over 28+ million households every Thursday evening from 7-8 PM (pacific) and in Las Vegas on KLAV 1230 AM.. 

In February of 2002 Les started yet another radio show, "Tableside du Jour". This is where they move to a different upscale restaurant each week in Las Vegas. Interviewing the executive chef or chef du cuisine, owner/manager, sommelier and discuss their menu, signature dishes, wine list, wine programs and the ambiance for the establishment. This is a great opportunity for restaurants to show off their wares in such as way that listeners will feel comfortable about enjoying a meal at a place they thought was very expensive, or rumored to be snobbish, all because they have had an opportunity to hear the comments and ideas explained during the show from the staff themselves. A live broadcast coming to you on KLAV 1230 AM locally every other Monday evening from 7-8 PM.

FAQs on booking Les Kincaid

  • How do I book Les Kincaid to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Les Kincaid for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Les Kincaid, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Les Kincaid or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Les Kincaid

    Speaking fees for Les Kincaid, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Les Kincaid are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Les Kincaid, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Les Kincaid speak about?

    Les Kincaid is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Les Kincaid travel from?

    Les Kincaid generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Les Kincaid’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Les Kincaid for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Les Kincaid for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Les Kincaid or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Les Kincaid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Les Kincaid for your event is available upon request. Les Kincaid generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, 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 Les Kincaid for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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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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