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Adam Gertler is a chef and the star of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store" and "Will Work for Food."

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 Adam Gertler Biography

Adam Gertler is a cook, an entertainer and a full-time food enthusiast. As the charismatic star of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store" and "Will Work for Food," his playful sense of humor and willingness to do anything for a great meal earned him fans across the country. He has also appeared on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chefs vs. City" and "The Best Thing I Ever Made," and was a finalist on Season Four of Food Network's breakaway hit "The Next Food Network Star."

Adam is also a gifted chef whose first restaurant, Philadelphia's The Smoked Joint: A Barbecue Experience was named among Esquire magazine's top new restaurants in the country.

On "The Next Food Network Star," Adam advanced through to the final episode -- which was, at the time, the highest rated episode of any Food Network program. Although he ultimately did not win the series, Adam was tapped by the network to host his first prime-time series, "Will Work For Food," in 2009. The show saw Adam exploring the world of less-than-glamorous food jobs across the United States, from harvesting bees' honey to milking goats for cheese to fishing for lobster in Maine.

In 2010, Adam explored his "freakier" side, hosting a series of specials for Fine Living Network. On "Freakiest Vacations," "Freakiest Festivals," and "Freakiest Foods," Adam once again traveled the country, visiting events that ranged from a road kill cook-off to a coffin race to eating fine delicacies -- such as still-writhing octopus. (And yes, before you ask, that is Adam as a merman in "Vacations"...!)

As a regular contributor to Food Network's popular series "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," Adam frequently gets to relive and share with the audience some of his favorite foods from across the country.

Adam has also hosted "Food Network Star: After Party," a show that partnered him with co-host Sunny Anderson for two years on Cooking Channel via Dish Network.

Most recently, as the host of Food Network's prime-time series "Kid in a Candy Store," Adam uncovered the best, most outrageous, most innovative and most loved sweet treats as he traveled the nation, visiting the bakeries, restaurants, food carts and factories where America's favorites are produced.

Adam grew up with a supportive family who encouraged him to explore his many interests, including an acting career that began in fourth grade. In 1999, he graduated from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. From Shakespeare to improv theater, Adam has participated in various stage work throughout his life, including a role where he spent 24 consecutive hours on stage.

In December 2002, Adam moved to Los Angeles for two years to continue his acting career, but his penchant for good food and cooking steered him toward a different career path. Whether as a short-order cook, caterer, or even donut filler and froster, food has always played an important role in Adam's life. He developed a lingering passion for barbecue while in college, and quickly moved from experimenting with recipe ideas to catering for friends and family. A few years later, Adam relocated to Philadelphia to serve as the executive chef at The Smoked Joint: A Barbecue Experience, a restaurant co-owned by his brother, Keith Gertler.

The Smoked Joint earned raves from critics and fans alike. The Philadelphia Inquirer gushed that "there is such a dedication to slowpoke smoking and homemade preparations that the flavors here are unmistakably genuine...The Smoked Joint actually does it right, bathing its meat in the billows of smoldering hickory for up to 18 hours...they are so permeated with the poetry of sweet blue smoke and tingly rubbed spice that you can savor it well after the meal is done, licking your lips for one last taste before nodding off to dream of campfires and Memphis picnics." Prior to opening The Smoked Joint, Adam and his brother, Keith Gertler, earned first prize in Philadelphia's Neil Stein / Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge for their barbecued chicken.

Today, Adam resides in Los Angeles. When he's not shooting, he is obsessed with his backyard vegetable garden; perfecting the delicate art of sausage stuffing, curing and smoking; karaoke; comic books and building his own outdoor brick oven to support his ongoing culinary adventures.

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Adam Gertler

Adam Gertler is a chef and the star of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store" and "Will Work for Food."

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Adam Gertler Biography

Adam Gertler is a cook, an entertainer and a full-time food enthusiast. As the charismatic star of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store" and "Will Work for Food," his playful sense of humor and willingness to do anything for a great meal earned him fans across the country. He has also appeared on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chefs vs. City" and "The Best Thing I Ever Made," and was a finalist on Season Four of Food Network's breakaway hit "The Next Food Network Star."

Adam is also a gifted chef whose first restaurant, Philadelphia's The Smoked Joint: A Barbecue Experience was named among Esquire magazine's top new restaurants in the country.

On "The Next Food Network Star," Adam advanced through to the final episode -- which was, at the time, the highest rated episode of any Food Network program. Although he ultimately did not win the series, Adam was tapped by the network to host his first prime-time series, "Will Work For Food," in 2009. The show saw Adam exploring the world of less-than-glamorous food jobs across the United States, from harvesting bees' honey to milking goats for cheese to fishing for lobster in Maine.

In 2010, Adam explored his "freakier" side, hosting a series of specials for Fine Living Network. On "Freakiest Vacations," "Freakiest Festivals," and "Freakiest Foods," Adam once again traveled the country, visiting events that ranged from a road kill cook-off to a coffin race to eating fine delicacies -- such as still-writhing octopus. (And yes, before you ask, that is Adam as a merman in "Vacations"...!)

As a regular contributor to Food Network's popular series "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," Adam frequently gets to relive and share with the audience some of his favorite foods from across the country.

Adam has also hosted "Food Network Star: After Party," a show that partnered him with co-host Sunny Anderson for two years on Cooking Channel via Dish Network.

Most recently, as the host of Food Network's prime-time series "Kid in a Candy Store," Adam uncovered the best, most outrageous, most innovative and most loved sweet treats as he traveled the nation, visiting the bakeries, restaurants, food carts and factories where America's favorites are produced.

Adam grew up with a supportive family who encouraged him to explore his many interests, including an acting career that began in fourth grade. In 1999, he graduated from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. From Shakespeare to improv theater, Adam has participated in various stage work throughout his life, including a role where he spent 24 consecutive hours on stage.

In December 2002, Adam moved to Los Angeles for two years to continue his acting career, but his penchant for good food and cooking steered him toward a different career path. Whether as a short-order cook, caterer, or even donut filler and froster, food has always played an important role in Adam's life. He developed a lingering passion for barbecue while in college, and quickly moved from experimenting with recipe ideas to catering for friends and family. A few years later, Adam relocated to Philadelphia to serve as the executive chef at The Smoked Joint: A Barbecue Experience, a restaurant co-owned by his brother, Keith Gertler.

The Smoked Joint earned raves from critics and fans alike. The Philadelphia Inquirer gushed that "there is such a dedication to slowpoke smoking and homemade preparations that the flavors here are unmistakably genuine...The Smoked Joint actually does it right, bathing its meat in the billows of smoldering hickory for up to 18 hours...they are so permeated with the poetry of sweet blue smoke and tingly rubbed spice that you can savor it well after the meal is done, licking your lips for one last taste before nodding off to dream of campfires and Memphis picnics." Prior to opening The Smoked Joint, Adam and his brother, Keith Gertler, earned first prize in Philadelphia's Neil Stein / Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge for their barbecued chicken.

Today, Adam resides in Los Angeles. When he's not shooting, he is obsessed with his backyard vegetable garden; perfecting the delicate art of sausage stuffing, curing and smoking; karaoke; comic books and building his own outdoor brick oven to support his ongoing culinary adventures.

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  • How to book Adam Gertler?

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

    Booking fees for Adam Gertler, 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 Adam Gertler, 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 Adam Gertler?

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

Adam Gertler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Adam Gertler for your event is available upon request. Adam Gertler generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kelsey Nixon, Eric Ripert, Beau MacMillan, Graham Kerr and Mark Sundeen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Adam Gertler for an upcoming event.

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