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Rahman

Chef, Television Personality and Restaurateur; Winner of "Hell's Kitchen" Season 3

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 Rahman Biography

Rahman Rock Harper was thrust onto the spotlight in 2007 when he survived the heat of Hells Kitchen and the snarling Scottish terrier who runs the place and won Season 3 of the reality-show sweatshop. For his efforts, Harper was awarded a one-year deal to run a resort restaurant just outside of Las Vegas. He is now the director of kitchen operations for D.C. Central Kitchen, the non-profit that feeds, educates and strives to save thousands from chronic homelessness, poverty and crime.

Rahman discovered his love of cooking when he was in his teens. In high school, he took both cooking and home economics classes. He soon became obsessed with the challenge of running a restaurant kitchen, and decided that this would be his career. Making the most of his talent and determination Rahman became an award-winning, honors culinary graduate of the noted Johnson and Wales University. Here, he gained extensive experience in both front and the back of the house at the University-run J&W Radisson in Rhode Island. During his school vacations, Harper worked as Chef's Assistant to Chef Osama El-Sayed, on his acclaimed internationally syndicated television show Bil Hanna Wa Shiffa (With Joy and Good Health). This became Rahman's first full-time position after graduation from Johnson & Wales.

Rahman's resume also includes stints at Caf Calliope in the Embassy Suites Hotel, Alexandra, VA, and as Sous Chef at Planet Hollywood, Washington D.C. By age 21, Rahman was Sous Chef at Bet On Jazz restaurant in Washington, DC where he helped to revitalize the kitchen and to improve the food and streamline operations. It was here that he further refined his ability to recognize the freshest and most flavorful meats and produce as he was solely in charge of all food purchasing. Rahman joined B. Smith's Union Station in 1999 as Sous Chef and has earned his promotion to Executive Chef through his characteristic dedication, hard work, and a touch of brilliance.

"I've worked with many chefs, all with different cultural influences, such as French, Caribbean, Southern, Cajun, West African and American," says Rahman. "In each kitchen, I dedicated myself to learning as much as I could and to understanding the unique elements of each culturally-distinctive cuisine. My goal is to highlight the best of the best of these taste elements with my own distinct personal touches, all presented with a fun flair!"

In 2010, he published the book 44 Things Parents Should Know about Healthy Cooking for Kids. He has been the National Celebrity Chef for the March of Dimes since 2008.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rahman 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 Rahman for your next private or corporate function.
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Rahman

Chef, Television Personality and Restaurateur; Winner of "Hell's Kitchen" Season 3

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Rahman Biography

Rahman Rock Harper was thrust onto the spotlight in 2007 when he survived the heat of Hells Kitchen and the snarling Scottish terrier who runs the place and won Season 3 of the reality-show sweatshop. For his efforts, Harper was awarded a one-year deal to run a resort restaurant just outside of Las Vegas. He is now the director of kitchen operations for D.C. Central Kitchen, the non-profit that feeds, educates and strives to save thousands from chronic homelessness, poverty and crime.

Rahman discovered his love of cooking when he was in his teens. In high school, he took both cooking and home economics classes. He soon became obsessed with the challenge of running a restaurant kitchen, and decided that this would be his career. Making the most of his talent and determination Rahman became an award-winning, honors culinary graduate of the noted Johnson and Wales University. Here, he gained extensive experience in both front and the back of the house at the University-run J&W Radisson in Rhode Island. During his school vacations, Harper worked as Chef's Assistant to Chef Osama El-Sayed, on his acclaimed internationally syndicated television show Bil Hanna Wa Shiffa (With Joy and Good Health). This became Rahman's first full-time position after graduation from Johnson & Wales.

Rahman's resume also includes stints at Caf Calliope in the Embassy Suites Hotel, Alexandra, VA, and as Sous Chef at Planet Hollywood, Washington D.C. By age 21, Rahman was Sous Chef at Bet On Jazz restaurant in Washington, DC where he helped to revitalize the kitchen and to improve the food and streamline operations. It was here that he further refined his ability to recognize the freshest and most flavorful meats and produce as he was solely in charge of all food purchasing. Rahman joined B. Smith's Union Station in 1999 as Sous Chef and has earned his promotion to Executive Chef through his characteristic dedication, hard work, and a touch of brilliance.

"I've worked with many chefs, all with different cultural influences, such as French, Caribbean, Southern, Cajun, West African and American," says Rahman. "In each kitchen, I dedicated myself to learning as much as I could and to understanding the unique elements of each culturally-distinctive cuisine. My goal is to highlight the best of the best of these taste elements with my own distinct personal touches, all presented with a fun flair!"

In 2010, he published the book 44 Things Parents Should Know about Healthy Cooking for Kids. He has been the National Celebrity Chef for the March of Dimes since 2008.

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  • How to book Rahman?

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

    Booking fees for Rahman, 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 Rahman, 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 Rahman?

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

Rahman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rahman for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rahman generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Cascone, Kristen Kish, Jim Coleman, Joey Altman and Anne Thornton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rahman for an upcoming event.

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