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Pierre Thiam

Chef, Activist & Author

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 Pierre Thiam Biography

Pierre Thiam is a chef, author, and social activist best known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine dining world. He is the Executive Chef of the award-winning restaurant Nok by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria and the Signature Chef of the 5-star Pullman Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. He is also the executive chef and co-owner of Teranga, a fast-casual food chain from New York City. His company Yolele Foods advocates for smallholder farmers in the Sahel by opening new markets for crops grown in Africa; its signature product, Yolele Fonio, is found in Whole Foods, Amazon, and other retailers across America.

Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, Thiam’s cooking style is at once modern and eclectic, rooted in the rich culinary traditions of West Africa. His first cookbook, Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal was published in 2009 and was a finalist of the Julia Child Cookbook Award and received the Prix du Jury at the Gourmand Award in Paris. His second cookbook, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl was a finalist of the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook in 2016.

Thiam has cooked for the King of Morocco, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Through his advocacy and many media appearances (CNN’s Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Food Network’s Iron Chef, BBC Food Programme), he has become known as a culinary ambassador, dedicated to promoting West African cooking throughout the world. His TEDTalk, given at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania, has been viewed over one million times. Thiam sits on the board of directors of IDEO.org.

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  • Africa, climate change, sustainable agriculture, food, human rights, civil rights, race, culture

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Pierre Thiam

Chef, Activist & Author

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Pierre Thiam Biography

Pierre Thiam is a chef, author, and social activist best known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine dining world. He is the Executive Chef of the award-winning restaurant Nok by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria and the Signature Chef of the 5-star Pullman Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. He is also the executive chef and co-owner of Teranga, a fast-casual food chain from New York City. His company Yolele Foods advocates for smallholder farmers in the Sahel by opening new markets for crops grown in Africa; its signature product, Yolele Fonio, is found in Whole Foods, Amazon, and other retailers across America.

Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, Thiam’s cooking style is at once modern and eclectic, rooted in the rich culinary traditions of West Africa. His first cookbook, Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal was published in 2009 and was a finalist of the Julia Child Cookbook Award and received the Prix du Jury at the Gourmand Award in Paris. His second cookbook, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl was a finalist of the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook in 2016.

Thiam has cooked for the King of Morocco, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Through his advocacy and many media appearances (CNN’s Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Food Network’s Iron Chef, BBC Food Programme), he has become known as a culinary ambassador, dedicated to promoting West African cooking throughout the world. His TEDTalk, given at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania, has been viewed over one million times. Thiam sits on the board of directors of IDEO.org.

Pierre Thiam Videos

  • A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam
    Ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam. TED ... In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the ...
  • Pierre: Senegal to Brooklyn - YouTube
    This short-film follows the whirlwind journey of Pierre Thiam's life from his undercover love affair with food to becoming the respected Brooklyn ...

Pierre Thiam Speaking Topics

  • Africa, climate change, sustainable agriculture, food, human rights, civil rights, race, culture

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  • How to book Pierre Thiam?

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

    Booking fees for Pierre Thiam, 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 Pierre Thiam, 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 Pierre Thiam?

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

Pierre Thiam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Pierre Thiam for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Pierre Thiam 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 Joanne Chory, Winnie Byanyima, Christiana Figueres, Chris Castro and Achim Steiner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pierre Thiam for an upcoming event.

Pierre Thiam Speaker Videos

  • A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam
    Ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam. TED ... In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the ...
    Pierre: Senegal to Brooklyn - YouTube
    This short-film follows the whirlwind journey of Pierre Thiam's life from his undercover love affair with food to becoming the respected Brooklyn ...

Pierre Thiam Speaking Topics

  • Africa, climate change, sustainable agriculture, food, human rights, civil rights, race, culture

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