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Richard Blais

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Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author & Winner of Bravo's "Top Chef All Stars"; Podcaster, "Starving For Attention" & "Food Court with Richard Blais"

Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author & Winner of Bravo's "Top Chef All Stars"; Podcaster, "Starving For Attention" & "Food Court with Richard Blais"

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Richard Blais Biography

Best known as a winner of Bravo's "Top Chef: All-Stars," Richard Blais has been a prominent figure in the hospitality industry for the past 15 years. He kicked off his culinary journey as a "poissonier" at McDonald's, where he explored deconstructed cuisine. From this humble beginning, he moved on to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He spent his time between semesters learning from renowned chef Thomas Keller at the French Laundry in Yountville, CA.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1998, Blais moved to New York to work with Chef Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel. He then traveled to Roses, Spain, for a short stint at El Bulli with culinary innovator Ferran Adria. In 2000, Blais relocated to Atlanta to manage a local seafood concept. His innovative approach to cooking led to the creation of Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated some of Atlanta's most popular eateries, including multiple outposts of Flip Burger Boutique. Besides this, Blais owns several successful restaurants, including Juniper & Ivy, The Crack Shack, and his latest venture, Four Flamingos, which opened in December 2021 at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.

Blais's culinary prowess extends beyond just restaurants. He has authored several cookbooks, including "Try This at Home: Recipes From My Head to Your Plate," which was nominated for a James Beard Award, "So Good: 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours," and the plant-based diet cookbook "Plant Forward: 100 Bold Recipes for a Mostly Healthy Lifestyle," released in 2023. He also hosts a weekly podcast called "Starving For Attention" and a game-show-style podcast called "Food Court with Richard Blais."

Blais has a notable presence on television, having been a contestant on shows like "Top Chef" and "Iron Chef America." He's also appeared as a regular judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" franchise and hosted shows like "Hungry Games" on Food Network and "Man vs. Master" on FYI. Apart from these, he's also featured on "Guy's Grocery Games," "Next Level Chef," and has made guest appearances in talk shows and even in the movie "Why Him?".

On a personal note, Blais is an accomplished runner, having completed five New York City marathons, with his first being the ING New York City marathon in November 2011, which he ran for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jazmin, and their two daughters, Riley and Embry.

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Richard Blais Videos

  • Gordon Ramsay Challenges Richard Blais to Make a Next Level Smash Burger
    Next Level Kitchen is back and Gordon is challenging his fellow Next Level Chef Mentor, Chef Richard Blais, to craft him a Smashburger… but not...
  • New Celebrity Chef Richard Blais' restaurant
    You've seen him on Bravo, the Food Network and most recently all over FOX. Celebrity Chef Richard Blais is starring in the upcoming "Next Level Chef"...
  • Richard Blais' Journey to Becoming Top Chef | Top Chef: The Journey
    Richard is an example of resilience, even after failing, Chef Blais got back up and became a Top Chef, congrats Richards! Subscribe:...

Richard Blais Books

  • So Good: 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours
    So Good: 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours
  • Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate
    Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate

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Richard Blais is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Blais for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Richard Blais generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Cat Cora, Carla Hall, Rick Bayless and Duff Goldman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Blais for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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