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Celebrity Chef, Television Host & Author

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Chef Marvin Woods is a beloved Emmy® Award-nominated television host, celebrated chef, restaurateur, author of lauded cookbooks, "Home Plate Cooking" and "The New Low Country Cooking," and a 30-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His early start was at some of New York’s famed and iconic restaurants such as the Sea Grill at 30 Rock. He also “did stints” in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and the Caribbean. Since 2004, Chef Woods has been leading conversations that illustrate a balanced healthy life is through food and diet..

Marvin Woods has written two successful cookbooks. His first book, The New Low-Country Cooking shares the taste of the south, specifically in the Low Country of South Carolina. In his second book, Home Plate Cooking, Woods shares 150 classic recipes for southern dishes and also provides a quicker, healthier version of the same dish.

Woods’ achievements and accolades have earned him interviews on television shows throughout his cooking career including NBC’s Today Show, Lifetime, CBS This Morning, and Discovery Network. He has also been featured in Southern Living magazine, Food & Wine, Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly.

In 2010 Chef Marvin was hand-picked by First Lady Michelle Obama to launch a new campaign as part of her Let’s Move! program which promotes healthy eating and physical activity for America’s youth. For the cooking series campaign, Let’s Cook, Chef Woods contributed recipes for a week’s worth of meals under an $80 budget for a family of four.

Marvin Woods is the executive chef and partner of a new fast-casual restaurant called FunXion in Washington, DC. With a menu serving American favorites like pizza, tacos and burgers, Marvin adds a healthy twist by using at least one Superfood ingredient. All foods are made without any oil, grain of salt or added sugar. His philosophy is that food can be prepared in a whole and healthy way without the sacrifice of enjoyment and flavor.

Marvin Woods loves to do guest appearances and cooking demonstrations and has been featured as a celebrity chef at The Pillsbury Bake Off, the Miami Wine & Food Festival, and Charlotte Shout and has been a judge for the nationwide Southern Living Cook Off.

As the host of Home Plate on the Turner South network for 4 seasons, he attracted more than 7.2 million viewers until the network was acquired by Fox Sports. This show was the inspiration of Marvin’s second cookbook, Home Plate Cooking. Currently, he is working on a line of spice blends and sauces, travels the country with the American Heart Association and other health oriented organizations. Marvin Woods is available for speaking engagements, corporate appearances and cooking demonstrations.

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    Booking fees for Marvin Woods, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Marvin Woods, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marvin Woods 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 Marvin Woods for your next private or corporate function.
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Marvin Woods

Celebrity Chef, Television Host & Author

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Marvin Woods Biography

Chef Marvin Woods is a beloved Emmy® Award-nominated television host, celebrated chef, restaurateur, author of lauded cookbooks, "Home Plate Cooking" and "The New Low Country Cooking," and a 30-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His early start was at some of New York’s famed and iconic restaurants such as the Sea Grill at 30 Rock. He also “did stints” in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and the Caribbean. Since 2004, Chef Woods has been leading conversations that illustrate a balanced healthy life is through food and diet..

Marvin Woods has written two successful cookbooks. His first book, The New Low-Country Cooking shares the taste of the south, specifically in the Low Country of South Carolina. In his second book, Home Plate Cooking, Woods shares 150 classic recipes for southern dishes and also provides a quicker, healthier version of the same dish.

Woods’ achievements and accolades have earned him interviews on television shows throughout his cooking career including NBC’s Today Show, Lifetime, CBS This Morning, and Discovery Network. He has also been featured in Southern Living magazine, Food & Wine, Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly.

In 2010 Chef Marvin was hand-picked by First Lady Michelle Obama to launch a new campaign as part of her Let’s Move! program which promotes healthy eating and physical activity for America’s youth. For the cooking series campaign, Let’s Cook, Chef Woods contributed recipes for a week’s worth of meals under an $80 budget for a family of four.

Marvin Woods is the executive chef and partner of a new fast-casual restaurant called FunXion in Washington, DC. With a menu serving American favorites like pizza, tacos and burgers, Marvin adds a healthy twist by using at least one Superfood ingredient. All foods are made without any oil, grain of salt or added sugar. His philosophy is that food can be prepared in a whole and healthy way without the sacrifice of enjoyment and flavor.

Marvin Woods loves to do guest appearances and cooking demonstrations and has been featured as a celebrity chef at The Pillsbury Bake Off, the Miami Wine & Food Festival, and Charlotte Shout and has been a judge for the nationwide Southern Living Cook Off.

As the host of Home Plate on the Turner South network for 4 seasons, he attracted more than 7.2 million viewers until the network was acquired by Fox Sports. This show was the inspiration of Marvin’s second cookbook, Home Plate Cooking. Currently, he is working on a line of spice blends and sauces, travels the country with the American Heart Association and other health oriented organizations. Marvin Woods is available for speaking engagements, corporate appearances and cooking demonstrations.

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  • Let's Cook - Chef Marvin Woods

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  • How to book Marvin Woods?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marvin Woods for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marvin Woods, 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 Marvin Woods or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marvin Woods?

    Booking fees for Marvin Woods, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Marvin Woods, 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 Marvin Woods?

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

Marvin Woods is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marvin Woods for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Marvin Woods generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daphne Oz, Rocco DiSpirito, Joseph T. Bonanno Jr., Curtis Aikens and Devin Alexander. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marvin Woods for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Let's Cook - Chef Marvin Woods

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