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Chef Kenny Minor

Chef, Health Coach & Cookbook Author

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Chef Kenny Minor Biography

Kenny Minor is a chef, cookbook author, and educator who is passionate about ensuring at-risk communities have access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.

Chef Kenny brings an exuberant punch of personality to everything he does. Often, you can hear Chef Kenny singing as he goes about his day. In all he does, Chef Kenny believes in expanding the definition of “chef” beyond the traditional terms.

Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, everything Minor learned about good cooking and the spirit of hospitality came from his grandmother. Raised in the south with 9 children to feed, his grandmother firmly believed that food was an indication of hospitality and the way you showed love for family.

However, when Minor found himself 85 pounds overweight from overeating to deal with the emotions tied to growing up without a father, he knew something had to change. There came an ah-ha moment (thanks to Michael Keaton) that left him with the resolve not only to change his eating habits, but to change his life.

Minor enrolled in culinary school to diversify both his knowledge of and ways to prepare food. Through his education, Chef Kenny developed a new, healthier relationship with food. Gone were large meals of fried foods that were the norm for his family gatherings — and soon the weight came off.

As a private chef and owner of Chef Kenny Catering in New York City, Minor delights clients with his unique and nutritious cuisine. Minor reinvents the bold and soulful flavors reminiscent of his childhood. Built on traditional Southern recipes he learned from his grandmother, he accents these recipes with Southwestern and Asian influences.

In 2010, Chef Kenny realized that long-term discussions about the impact of food choices weren’t happening in communities of color. So, he launched the Eat for Life Project. Through this initiative, Chef Kenny works hands-on with community residents to create healthier lifestyles through a balanced diet and form healthy, sustainable habits. The Eat for Life Project has led to collaborations with Whole Foods Market, Emblem Health, YMCA, Phi Beta Sigma, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and other community organizations committed to fighting childhood obesity. Chef Kenny shares his personal experiences as he demonstrates how anyone can live a richer life thought healthy lifestyle practices.

In his latest cookbook, "From My Plate To Yours: Lunch Fix," Chef Kenny highlights healthy, easy-to-make meals that won’t break the bank. The cookbook features over 60 recipes focused on increasing energy, fighting food cravings, clearing out frustrations and improving overall wellness. Each delicious recipe is perfect for life on the go or a plated meal.

Chef Kenny has appeared on The Tamron Hall Show, Food Network’s Chopped, TV One’s Sister Circle, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and WJLA’s Good Morning Washington. His food styling has been featured in Hampton's Magazine Restaurants - The Power List and he was named a Top Chef of 2014 by Ebony magazine.

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From My Plate To Yours: Lunch Fix: Recipes For A Happier, Healthier Life!

From My Plate To Yours: Lunch Fix: Recipes For A Happier, Healthier Life!

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  • HOW TO BOOK Chef Kenny Minor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chef Kenny Minor 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 Chef Kenny Minor, 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 Chef Kenny Minor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Chef Kenny Minor?

    Booking fees for Chef Kenny Minor, 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 Chef Kenny Minor, 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 Chef Kenny Minor?

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

Kenny Minor is a chef, cookbook author, and educator who is passionate about ensuring at-risk communities have access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.

Chef Kenny brings an exuberant punch of personality to everything he does. Often, you can hear Chef Kenny singing as he goes about his day. In all he does, Chef Kenny believes in expanding the definition of “chef” beyond the traditional terms.

Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, everything Minor learned about good cooking and the spirit of hospitality came from his grandmother. Raised in the south with 9 children to feed, his grandmother firmly believed that food was an indication of hospitality and the way you showed love for family.

However, when Minor found himself 85 pounds overweight from overeating to deal with the emotions tied to growing up without a father, he knew something had to change. There came an ah-ha moment (thanks to Michael Keaton) that left him with the resolve not only to change his eating habits, but to change his life.

Minor enrolled in culinary school to diversify both his knowledge of and ways to prepare food. Through his education, Chef Kenny developed a new, healthier relationship with food. Gone were large meals of fried foods that were the norm for his family gatherings — and soon the weight came off.

As a private chef and owner of Chef Kenny Catering in New York City, Minor delights clients with his unique and nutritious cuisine. Minor reinvents the bold and soulful flavors reminiscent of his childhood. Built on traditional Southern recipes he learned from his grandmother, he accents these recipes with Southwestern and Asian influences.

In 2010, Chef Kenny realized that long-term discussions about the impact of food choices weren’t happening in communities of color. So, he launched the Eat for Life Project. Through this initiative, Chef Kenny works hands-on with community residents to create healthier lifestyles through a balanced diet and form healthy, sustainable habits. The Eat for Life Project has led to collaborations with Whole Foods Market, Emblem Health, YMCA, Phi Beta Sigma, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and other community organizations committed to fighting childhood obesity. Chef Kenny shares his personal experiences as he demonstrates how anyone can live a richer life thought healthy lifestyle practices.

In his latest cookbook, "From My Plate To Yours: Lunch Fix," Chef Kenny highlights healthy, easy-to-make meals that won’t break the bank. The cookbook features over 60 recipes focused on increasing energy, fighting food cravings, clearing out frustrations and improving overall wellness. Each delicious recipe is perfect for life on the go or a plated meal.

Chef Kenny has appeared on The Tamron Hall Show, Food Network’s Chopped, TV One’s Sister Circle, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and WJLA’s Good Morning Washington. His food styling has been featured in Hampton's Magazine Restaurants - The Power List and he was named a Top Chef of 2014 by Ebony magazine.

Chef Kenny Minor Videos

  • Chef Kenny Minor Makes the Healthiest Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!
    Chef, cookbook author, and singer Kenny Minor joins our “Foodie Flashback” episode packed with nostalgic go-to dishes. He talks to Tamron about...
  • Fill Your Belly and Feed Your Soul | Shaun T | Chef Kenny Minor
    So many treats! Cheesesteaks! PB&J! Fried chicken! But make it HEALTHY. Chef Kenny Minor is a chef who has not only transformed himself and his...

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FAQs on booking Chef Kenny Minor

  • How to book Chef Kenny Minor?

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

    Booking fees for Chef Kenny Minor, 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 Chef Kenny Minor, 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 Chef Kenny Minor?

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

Chef Kenny Minor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chef Kenny Minor for your event is available upon request. Chef Kenny Minor 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 Chang, Susur Lee, Devin Alexander, Art Smith and Rocco DiSpirito. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chef Kenny Minor for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chef Kenny Minor Speaker Videos

  • Chef Kenny Minor Makes the Healthiest Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!
    Chef, cookbook author, and singer Kenny Minor joins our “Foodie Flashback” episode packed with nostalgic go-to dishes. He talks to Tamron about being raised in the church and a childhood memory...
    Fill Your Belly and Feed Your Soul | Shaun T | Chef Kenny Minor
    So many treats! Cheesesteaks! PB&J! Fried chicken! But make it HEALTHY. Chef Kenny Minor is a chef who has not only transformed himself and his lifestyle but has done the same for so many others by...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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