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Willie Degel

Restaurant Owner and CEO; Host of Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout"

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Willie Degel Biography

Willie Degel is a restaurateur, TV personality, author and perennial entrepreneur. Degel opened his first restaurant, Hollywood and Main at Flushing, Queens, in the summer of 1990 and hasn’t looked back since. Six years later he opened the first (of three) famed Uncle Jack’s Steakhouses in New York City where he refined his unique method of growing a business. Based on his signature direct approach and instinctual team building abilities, Degel successfully translated his business sense into a TV show on the Food Network called "Restaurant Stakeout." In each episode Degel goes into troubled eateries and proceeds to reinvigorate the business by showing owners “what really happens when their employees think nobody is watching.” At the heart of Degel’s philosophy is the belief that “Customer is King!”

The youngest of four boys, Degel learned to develop his entrepreneurial spirit at an early age where he had three paper routes while selling lemonade in between. Of this aspect Degel expresses: “I was always hungry and eager and never scared of failure.” This is a motto that’s served Degel well into his subsequent endeavors. It’s the same drive to learn and succeed that sees Willie try his hand at every station in his restaurants so he’s always informed on every detail. He is a businessman who knows his business.

Currently Degel has been overseeing his latest concept come to life. Jack’s Shack: Naturally the Best is the new restaurant in Glen Head, Long Island, that is built entirely from recycled materials and a menu that is all natural – no hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics, no preservatives and no nitrates in any of their food.

Much like his personality, Willie’s speaking engagements are equally direct, compelling and informative. Covering a wide spectrum of business techniques and philosophies Degel shares his experiences and knowledge in the food industry, customer service and the ever-burning entrepreneurial spirit that drives him to never accept failure while breeding success time and time again.

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  • How do I book Willie Degel to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Willie Degel

    Speaking fees for Willie Degel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Willie Degel are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel speak about?

    Willie Degel is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Customer Service, Entrepreneurism, Food, Lifestyle, Reality TV Stars, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Willie Degel travel from?

    Willie Degel generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Willie Degel’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel 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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Restaurant Owner and CEO; Host of Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout"

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Willie Degel Biography

Willie Degel is a restaurateur, TV personality, author and perennial entrepreneur. Degel opened his first restaurant, Hollywood and Main at Flushing, Queens, in the summer of 1990 and hasn’t looked back since. Six years later he opened the first (of three) famed Uncle Jack’s Steakhouses in New York City where he refined his unique method of growing a business. Based on his signature direct approach and instinctual team building abilities, Degel successfully translated his business sense into a TV show on the Food Network called "Restaurant Stakeout." In each episode Degel goes into troubled eateries and proceeds to reinvigorate the business by showing owners “what really happens when their employees think nobody is watching.” At the heart of Degel’s philosophy is the belief that “Customer is King!”

The youngest of four boys, Degel learned to develop his entrepreneurial spirit at an early age where he had three paper routes while selling lemonade in between. Of this aspect Degel expresses: “I was always hungry and eager and never scared of failure.” This is a motto that’s served Degel well into his subsequent endeavors. It’s the same drive to learn and succeed that sees Willie try his hand at every station in his restaurants so he’s always informed on every detail. He is a businessman who knows his business.

Currently Degel has been overseeing his latest concept come to life. Jack’s Shack: Naturally the Best is the new restaurant in Glen Head, Long Island, that is built entirely from recycled materials and a menu that is all natural – no hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics, no preservatives and no nitrates in any of their food.

Much like his personality, Willie’s speaking engagements are equally direct, compelling and informative. Covering a wide spectrum of business techniques and philosophies Degel shares his experiences and knowledge in the food industry, customer service and the ever-burning entrepreneurial spirit that drives him to never accept failure while breeding success time and time again.

Willie Degel Videos

  • Minimum wage increases crushing restaurants: Willie Degel ...
    Willie 'The Steak Doctor' Degel provides insight into the state of small business.
  • Willie Degel Shares His Experience on "Restaurant Stakeout ...
    Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Willie Degel, CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, who shares the inspiration behind opening Uncle Jack's ...

FAQs on booking Willie Degel

  • How do I book Willie Degel to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Willie Degel

    Speaking fees for Willie Degel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Willie Degel are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel speak about?

    Willie Degel is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Customer Service, Entrepreneurism, Food, Lifestyle, Reality TV Stars, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Willie Degel travel from?

    Willie Degel generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Willie Degel’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel 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.

Willie Degel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Willie Degel for your event is available upon request. Willie Degel generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Ripert, Cheryl Bachelder, Aarti Sequeira, Grant Achatz and Tom Colicchio. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Willie Degel for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Willie Degel Speaker Videos

  • Minimum wage increases crushing restaurants: Willie Degel ...
    Willie 'The Steak Doctor' Degel provides insight into the state of small business.
    Willie Degel Shares His Experience on "Restaurant Stakeout ...
    Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Willie Degel, CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, who shares the inspiration behind opening Uncle Jack's ...

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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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