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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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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Willie Degel 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 Willie Degel for your next private or corporate function.
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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.

Willie Degel Videos

  • BUILD Brunch: February 13, Willie Degel Joins The Table - YouTube
    Feb 13, 2019 ... Today on BUILD Brunch: Willie Degel Joins The Table.
  • Minimum wage increases crushing restaurants: Willie Degel ...
    Jan 2, 2018 ... Willie 'The Steak Doctor' Degel provides insight into the state of small business.
  • Willie Degel Shares His Experience on "Restaurant Stakeout ...
    Aug 16, 2017 ... Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Willie Degel, CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, who shares the inspiration behind opening Uncle...

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  • How to book Willie Degel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Willie Degel 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 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 pricing information and check availability for Willie Degel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Willie Degel?

    Booking fees for Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel, 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 Willie Degel?

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

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 $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Chevalo Wilsondebriano, Eric Ripert, Dylan Lauren, Cheryl Bachelder and Grant Achatz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Willie Degel for an upcoming event.

Willie Degel Speaker Videos

  • BUILD Brunch: February 13, Willie Degel Joins The Table - YouTube
    Feb 13, 2019 ... Today on BUILD Brunch: Willie Degel Joins The Table.
    Minimum wage increases crushing restaurants: Willie Degel ...
    Jan 2, 2018 ... Willie 'The Steak Doctor' Degel provides insight into the state of small business.
  • Willie Degel Shares His Experience on "Restaurant Stakeout ...
    Aug 16, 2017 ... 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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