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Award-winning Chef & Author of "Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove"

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 Jeff Henderson Biography

Chef Jeff Henderson is an chef, best selling author and television host.

As a child growing up in rough inner city neighborhoods, Chef Jeff Henderson never imagined he would one day become the inspirational success story he is today. Raised in a struggling single parent household, Henderson didn’t go to school to learn–he went for the free lunches which quelled his everyday hunger. At the age of 19, success came exclusively from his $35,000 a week drug business. But when he turned 24, he was arrested, and spent the next ten years of his life in prison.

Despite the closed society, prison is where Chef Jeff grew up, got educated, and found his life’s calling. He discovered that by embracing the educational opportunities offered–reading and literacy, vocational school, job training–he could change for the better. As a dishwasher, Henderson discovered a passion for cooking, and committed himself to becoming a chef.

With no formal culinary education and a criminal background, it was a struggle for him to find work. But, with persistence, dedication, and a can-do attitude, he eventually became the first African American executive chef at Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

His memoir, Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, was a New York Times best-seller, as well as cookbooks Chef Jeff Cooks and America I AM Pass It Down Cookbook. He was also host of the Food Network hit, The Chef Jeff Project in 2008. Following his television debut, he hosted two talk shows, Family Style with Chef Jeff and Flip My Food with Chef Jeff.

Chef Jeff shares that change and success do not come easily. Achieving them requires tenacity, positive reinforcement, and teamwork, but with the right tools, anyone can reach their full potential.

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If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success

If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success

Chef Jeff Cooks: In the Kitchen with America's Inspirational New Culinary Star

Chef Jeff Cooks: In the Kitchen with America's Inspirational New Culinary Star

Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove

Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove

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Jeff Henderson

Award-winning Chef & Author of "Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove"

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Jeff Henderson Biography

Chef Jeff Henderson is an chef, best selling author and television host.

As a child growing up in rough inner city neighborhoods, Chef Jeff Henderson never imagined he would one day become the inspirational success story he is today. Raised in a struggling single parent household, Henderson didn’t go to school to learn–he went for the free lunches which quelled his everyday hunger. At the age of 19, success came exclusively from his $35,000 a week drug business. But when he turned 24, he was arrested, and spent the next ten years of his life in prison.

Despite the closed society, prison is where Chef Jeff grew up, got educated, and found his life’s calling. He discovered that by embracing the educational opportunities offered–reading and literacy, vocational school, job training–he could change for the better. As a dishwasher, Henderson discovered a passion for cooking, and committed himself to becoming a chef.

With no formal culinary education and a criminal background, it was a struggle for him to find work. But, with persistence, dedication, and a can-do attitude, he eventually became the first African American executive chef at Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

His memoir, Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, was a New York Times best-seller, as well as cookbooks Chef Jeff Cooks and America I AM Pass It Down Cookbook. He was also host of the Food Network hit, The Chef Jeff Project in 2008. Following his television debut, he hosted two talk shows, Family Style with Chef Jeff and Flip My Food with Chef Jeff.

Chef Jeff shares that change and success do not come easily. Achieving them requires tenacity, positive reinforcement, and teamwork, but with the right tools, anyone can reach their full potential.

Jeff Henderson Videos

  • How I Went from Drug Dealer to Gourmet Chef | Chef Jeff
  • If You Can See It, You Can Be It with Chef Jeff Henderson
    2017 NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum: Closing Keynote, Chef Jeff Henderson Chef Jeff Henderson shares his inspirational story about reinvention...
  • Celebrating Your Story - Jeff Henderson

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  • How to book Jeff Henderson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jeff Henderson 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 Jeff Henderson, 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 Jeff Henderson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jeff Henderson?

    Booking fees for Jeff Henderson, 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 Jeff Henderson, 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 Jeff Henderson?

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

Jeff Henderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeff Henderson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jeff Henderson generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fonzworth Bentley, Wally Amos, Giuliana Rancic, Gail Devers and Les Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeff Henderson for an upcoming event.

Jeff Henderson Speaker Videos

  • How I Went from Drug Dealer to Gourmet Chef | Chef Jeff
    If You Can See It, You Can Be It with Chef Jeff Henderson
    2017 NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum: Closing Keynote, Chef Jeff Henderson Chef Jeff Henderson shares his inspirational story about reinvention and rebranding the skills you have to make...
  • Celebrating Your Story - Jeff Henderson

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