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Melissa King

Celebrity Chef; Champion of "Top Chef All-Stars" and Finalist on "Top Chef" Season 12

Celebrity Chef; Champion of "Top Chef All-Stars" and Finalist on "Top Chef" Season 12

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Melissa King Biography

Chef Melissa King is one of the most exciting young talents in America’s culinary scene. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, King trained under several Michelin-star and James Beard-recognized chefs including Dominique Crenn, Craig Stoll, and Ron Siegel. She earned national recognition placing as a finalist on Bravo's television series Top Chef.

King’s hyper-local cooking style combines the Bay Area’s best ingredients with modern techniques and Asian flavors. In 2015, King founded Co+Lab, an experimental pop-up dinner series in which she collaborates with local chefs and food artisans. She is the first chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market. She’s created two ice cream flavors with Humphry Slocombe sold exclusively within Whole Foods: Hong Kong Milk Tea and Golden Milk & Gingerbread; a 3rd flavor to launch June 2018. She was selected as Celebrity Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride 2016 and has modeled for a Levi's Strauss 2018 global Pride campaign advocating for the LGBTQ community. In Nov 2016, she was the opening guest chef of Elle Café Aoyama, a fine dining restaurant in the fashion district of Tokyo, in collaboration with Elle Magazine.

Along with being a chef, international consultant, television personality, and brand partner, King actively participates in speaking panels supporting women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability, food education for youths, and entrepreneurship. She also appears at food & music festivals such as Outsidelands, Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, & the Napa Valley Film Festival.

She's been recognized as "one of the best female chefs in San Francisco" and a "40 under 40: Rising Star".

Melissa King Videos

  • Levi's® Pride: A Conversation with Chef Melissa King
    Melissa King is a Top Chef finalist and chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market. For our 2018 Pride campaign, we talked with her about coming out,...
  • Hidden Seaside Gems of The Sunset with Chef Melissa King
    It’s a tour-de-force of delicious carbs and caffeine when you traipse around San Francisco’s Sunset district with chef Melissa King, a ten year...
  • Melissa King: "Top Chef Finalist" | Talks at Google
    Chef Melissa King is one of the most successful chefs in the food industry. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she’s been...

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Melissa King is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa King for your event is available upon request. Melissa King generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Ling, Christine Ha, Geena Rocero, Roy Choi and Kristen Kish. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa King for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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