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Spike Mendelsohn

Chef & Restaurateur; Correspondent, CBS 'Early Show'

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 Spike Mendelsohn Biography

Chef Spike Mendelsohn is currently in the kitchen at Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, DC, where the First Family has visited several times. Good Stuff Eatery was inspired by his vision for a place where people can enjoy the nostalgia of eating the best of their American favorites: handcrafted burgers, handcut fries, and handspun shakes made with the highest quality fresh farm ingredients.

He's expanded his unique approach into the pizza world as well, opening a second restaurant, We the Pizza, an instant local favorite.

Spike was a fan favorite on the fourth season of Bravo's Top Chef, but contends that "becoming a 'Top Chef' cannot be accomplished on a reality show, because it takes a lifetime…"

Mendelsohn was 13 years old when he had his first real experience in the kitchen. His parents owned and operated a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida where he spent most nights and weekends washing dishes and running around the dining room as a busboy. One night in the heat of the kitchen, one of his mom's main sauté cooks was unable to work, so Mendelsohn jumped right in to take over.

The restaurant had 350 seats and a 45 minute wait. In the panic of the moment his mom looked over at the dishwashing section and motioned for him to get on the line and replace the sauté cook. When his mother saw him flipping sauté pans in the air, slamming the oven doors with his foot and handling the food with care and finesse, she instantly knew he would be a great chef one day.

Aware of his potential and understanding the level of commitment it takes to become a great chef, his mom made him a deal: work for one fully year and live up to the demands of a chef; learn some humility and perserverance…and she and his dad would send him to any chef school anywhere in the world.

In 2004, Spike Mendelsohn entered the Culinary Institute of America, where upon graduation, he received the highest award offered at the Culinary Institute of America, The Francis Roth Leadership Award.

He is a former chef at Mai House, which was named one of New York City's 10 best restaurants by The New York Times, and he's also worked at such highly rated restaurants as Bouchon in Napa Valley, Les Crayeres in France and Le Cirque in New York City.

Mendolsohn can be seen on the Top Chef Tour Bus and Food Network's Food 2 show By The Book, Off The Hook and as host on the show The Original Recipe where he travels the world discovering the origins of different foods. He is also a correspondent for CBS' Early Show.

His first book is " The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, Fries, Shakes, Wedges and More."

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Spike Mendelsohn

Chef & Restaurateur; Correspondent, CBS 'Early Show'

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Spike Mendelsohn Biography

Chef Spike Mendelsohn is currently in the kitchen at Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, DC, where the First Family has visited several times. Good Stuff Eatery was inspired by his vision for a place where people can enjoy the nostalgia of eating the best of their American favorites: handcrafted burgers, handcut fries, and handspun shakes made with the highest quality fresh farm ingredients.

He's expanded his unique approach into the pizza world as well, opening a second restaurant, We the Pizza, an instant local favorite.

Spike was a fan favorite on the fourth season of Bravo's Top Chef, but contends that "becoming a 'Top Chef' cannot be accomplished on a reality show, because it takes a lifetime…"

Mendelsohn was 13 years old when he had his first real experience in the kitchen. His parents owned and operated a restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida where he spent most nights and weekends washing dishes and running around the dining room as a busboy. One night in the heat of the kitchen, one of his mom's main sauté cooks was unable to work, so Mendelsohn jumped right in to take over.

The restaurant had 350 seats and a 45 minute wait. In the panic of the moment his mom looked over at the dishwashing section and motioned for him to get on the line and replace the sauté cook. When his mother saw him flipping sauté pans in the air, slamming the oven doors with his foot and handling the food with care and finesse, she instantly knew he would be a great chef one day.

Aware of his potential and understanding the level of commitment it takes to become a great chef, his mom made him a deal: work for one fully year and live up to the demands of a chef; learn some humility and perserverance…and she and his dad would send him to any chef school anywhere in the world.

In 2004, Spike Mendelsohn entered the Culinary Institute of America, where upon graduation, he received the highest award offered at the Culinary Institute of America, The Francis Roth Leadership Award.

He is a former chef at Mai House, which was named one of New York City's 10 best restaurants by The New York Times, and he's also worked at such highly rated restaurants as Bouchon in Napa Valley, Les Crayeres in France and Le Cirque in New York City.

Mendolsohn can be seen on the Top Chef Tour Bus and Food Network's Food 2 show By The Book, Off The Hook and as host on the show The Original Recipe where he travels the world discovering the origins of different foods. He is also a correspondent for CBS' Early Show.

His first book is " The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, Fries, Shakes, Wedges and More."

Spike Mendelsohn Videos

  • Evangelos Spike Mendelsohn with Good Stuff Eatery - YouTube
  • A Taste of America with Chef Spike Mendelsohn - YouTube

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  • How to book Spike Mendelsohn?

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

    Booking fees for Spike Mendelsohn, 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 Spike Mendelsohn, 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 Spike Mendelsohn?

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

Spike Mendelsohn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Spike Mendelsohn for your event is available upon request. Spike Mendelsohn 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 Art Smith, Fabio Viviani, Richard Blais, Alex Guarnaschelli and Aarti Sequeira. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Spike Mendelsohn for an upcoming event.

Spike Mendelsohn Speaker Videos

  • Evangelos Spike Mendelsohn with Good Stuff Eatery - YouTube
    A Taste of America with Chef Spike Mendelsohn - YouTube

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