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Alex Atala

Brazilian Celebrity Chef; Ranked One of the World's Most Influential Chefs

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Alex Atala Biography

Firmly linked to his roots and looking towards the future, Alex Atala is, above all, passionate about Brazil, nature, gastronomy and life. Driven by challenges and a great sense of indignation, Atala manages, with extreme delicacy and technique, to turn his creative energy into unforgettable experiences for those who have the opportunity to prove his experiments. His aim is to explore all the gastronomic possibilities of domestic ingredients, combining classical basis with current techniques. However, with boldness and vision, Atala surpasses the boundaries of cuisine and acts as a responsible citizen, valuing the small producer, encouraging young professionals, and supporting the third sector.

Alex Atala was still a little boy when he had his first contact with the Amazon region, thanks to his family. Already at age 19, in the Hospitality School of Namur, in Belgium, Atala began his career as a professional chef. In France, he worked in restaurants such as the ones owned by Jean Pierre Bruneau and Bernard Loiseau, and he was a trainee at the renowned Hotel de la Cote D’Or. He next left for new challenges in kitchens of Montpellier and Milan.

Back to São Paulo in 1994, he soon drew attention for his performance while in charge of the restaurants Filomena and 72. In 1999, he began his career as chef-owner in the acclaimed Namesa. In the very same year he opened the D.O.M. Restaurant, as well as a new era for Brazilian cuisine, where the ingredients and food culture of his country are protagonists in an avant-garde, sophisticated and always surprising cuisine.

More than a chef, Alex Atala is currently an entrepreneur dedicated to gastronomy. Besides the D.O.M. Restaurant, a showcase to his more elaborate creations, in 2009 he made another contribution to Brazilian cuisine with the opening of restaurant Dalva e Dito, a premise that presents the concept of effective cuisine with genuine Brazilian soul and reinforces the belief of chef Alex Atala in the national ingredient and culture. A cuisine already known to Brazilians, but performed with technical rigor and standards of excellence.

Another step in his search for the enrichment of national ingredients was the launch of the products range Retratos do Gosto, a partnership with MIE Brasil, a developer of food brands focused on sensible consumption.

In 2012, the chef invested in another project: the opening of Mercadinho Dalva e Dito next to the restaurant of the same name, in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo. T

With international prestige, Alex Atala often participates in events in several countries, being constantly invited to give lectures in major gastronomic events worldwide such as Alimentaria and Madrid Fusión (Spain), Salone Del Gusto – Slow Food and Identitá Golose (Italy), Omnivore (France) and The Flemish Primitives (Belgium).

Atala has also been participating in every edition of Cook It Raw!, an annual, itinerant event that brings together top chefs like René Redzepi, Albert Adriá, Massimo Bottura and Pascal Barbot around specific ingredients of regions like Italy, Finland and Japan.

As a great scholar of Brazilian cuisine, Atala shares his knowledge of gastronomy in three books already released. The chef is the author of “Alex Atala – Por uma Gastronomia Brasileira,” “Com Unhas, Dentes e Cuca – Prática Culinária e Papo Cabeça ao Alcance de Todos," with sociologist Carlos Alberto Dória, and “Escoffianas Brasileiras,” with journalist Carolina Chagas.

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D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

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South America (World Cuisine)

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  • What are the speaker fees for Alex Atala

    Speaking fees for Alex Atala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Alex Atala are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Alex Atala, 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 Alex Atala speak about?

    Alex Atala is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Alex Atala travel from?

    Alex Atala generally travels from Brazil, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Alex Atala’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Alex Atala 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 Alex Atala 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 Alex Atala 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.
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    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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Brazilian Celebrity Chef; Ranked One of the World's Most Influential Chefs

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Alex Atala Biography

Firmly linked to his roots and looking towards the future, Alex Atala is, above all, passionate about Brazil, nature, gastronomy and life. Driven by challenges and a great sense of indignation, Atala manages, with extreme delicacy and technique, to turn his creative energy into unforgettable experiences for those who have the opportunity to prove his experiments. His aim is to explore all the gastronomic possibilities of domestic ingredients, combining classical basis with current techniques. However, with boldness and vision, Atala surpasses the boundaries of cuisine and acts as a responsible citizen, valuing the small producer, encouraging young professionals, and supporting the third sector.

Alex Atala was still a little boy when he had his first contact with the Amazon region, thanks to his family. Already at age 19, in the Hospitality School of Namur, in Belgium, Atala began his career as a professional chef. In France, he worked in restaurants such as the ones owned by Jean Pierre Bruneau and Bernard Loiseau, and he was a trainee at the renowned Hotel de la Cote D’Or. He next left for new challenges in kitchens of Montpellier and Milan.

Back to São Paulo in 1994, he soon drew attention for his performance while in charge of the restaurants Filomena and 72. In 1999, he began his career as chef-owner in the acclaimed Namesa. In the very same year he opened the D.O.M. Restaurant, as well as a new era for Brazilian cuisine, where the ingredients and food culture of his country are protagonists in an avant-garde, sophisticated and always surprising cuisine.

More than a chef, Alex Atala is currently an entrepreneur dedicated to gastronomy. Besides the D.O.M. Restaurant, a showcase to his more elaborate creations, in 2009 he made another contribution to Brazilian cuisine with the opening of restaurant Dalva e Dito, a premise that presents the concept of effective cuisine with genuine Brazilian soul and reinforces the belief of chef Alex Atala in the national ingredient and culture. A cuisine already known to Brazilians, but performed with technical rigor and standards of excellence.

Another step in his search for the enrichment of national ingredients was the launch of the products range Retratos do Gosto, a partnership with MIE Brasil, a developer of food brands focused on sensible consumption.

In 2012, the chef invested in another project: the opening of Mercadinho Dalva e Dito next to the restaurant of the same name, in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo. T

With international prestige, Alex Atala often participates in events in several countries, being constantly invited to give lectures in major gastronomic events worldwide such as Alimentaria and Madrid Fusión (Spain), Salone Del Gusto – Slow Food and Identitá Golose (Italy), Omnivore (France) and The Flemish Primitives (Belgium).

Atala has also been participating in every edition of Cook It Raw!, an annual, itinerant event that brings together top chefs like René Redzepi, Albert Adriá, Massimo Bottura and Pascal Barbot around specific ingredients of regions like Italy, Finland and Japan.

As a great scholar of Brazilian cuisine, Atala shares his knowledge of gastronomy in three books already released. The chef is the author of “Alex Atala – Por uma Gastronomia Brasileira,” “Com Unhas, Dentes e Cuca – Prática Culinária e Papo Cabeça ao Alcance de Todos," with sociologist Carlos Alberto Dória, and “Escoffianas Brasileiras,” with journalist Carolina Chagas.

Alex Atala Videos

  • Alex Atala: "D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients" | Talks at ...
  • Alex Atala on creativity and innovation in cuisine - YouTube
  • Alex Atala - VI Festival Gastronômico & Cultural de Pirenópolis e I ...

Alex Atala Books

FAQs on booking Alex Atala

  • How do I book Alex Atala to speak at my event?

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

    Speaking fees for Alex Atala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Alex Atala are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Alex Atala, 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 Alex Atala speak about?

    Alex Atala is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Alex Atala travel from?

    Alex Atala generally travels from Brazil, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Alex Atala’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Alex Atala 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 Alex Atala 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 Alex Atala 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.

Alex Atala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alex Atala for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Alex Atala generally travels from Brazil and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Virgilio Martinez, David Chang, Rene Redzepi, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adrià. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alex Atala for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Alex Atala Speaker Videos

  • Alex Atala: "D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients" | Talks at ...
    Alex Atala on creativity and innovation in cuisine - YouTube
  • Alex Atala - VI Festival Gastronômico & Cultural de Pirenópolis e I ...
    Alex Atala - MESA Tendencias 2015 - YouTube

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