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Chef Emeril Lagasse

Chef, Restaurateur Television Personality, Author

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Chef Emeril Lagasse Biography

Chef Emeril Lagasse received his first culinary experience from his mother, Hilda, when he was a boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Mass. As a teenager, he worked at a Portuguese bakery where he mastered the art of bread and pastry baking. Upon high school graduation, Lagasse was offered a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but decided to pursue a career as a professional chef. He earned a degree from the respected culinary fortress, Johnson and Wales University, and later received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. Lagasse then traveled to Paris and Lyon, France, where he polished his skills and learned the art of classic French cuisine. Returning to the United States, Lagasse practiced his art in fine restaurants in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia before heading south to the Big Easy. Lured to New Orleans by Dick and Ella Brennan, Lagasse established his star at their legendary restaurant, Commander's Palace, where he was executive chef for seven and a half years.

Lagasse is now the chef-proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Charlotte, and Bethlehem, PA. The recognition and awards he has garnered have made him known to food-loving Americans everywhere. His restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Lagasse himself has also received accolades and awards for his culinary expertise.

As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s "Good Morning America." He is also the host of "Fresh Food Fast" and "The Originals with Emeril," both airing on Cooking Channel. His latest TV show, "Emeril’s Florida," premiered its second season in January 2014 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse also joined the judges’ table on "Top Chef: New Orleans" — season 11 of Bravo’s hit food series, "Top Chef," and joined TNT’s reality cooking series, "On the Menu," as Menu Master in fall of 2014. Lagasse is the author of 18 bestselling cookbooks including his first, "Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking," which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine.

In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, school food and nutrition, and important life skills programs. In March 2011, he dedicated the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Arts Studio, a four-year culinary arts program for high school students with master-apprentice curriculum, at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to children’s causes in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and on the Gulf Coast.

Lagasse’s restaurant company, Emeril's Homebase, is located in New Orleans and houses restaurant operations, a culinary test kitchen for cookbook and recipe development, and a boutique store for his signature products. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website, and his licensed kitchen and food products.

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Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders

Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders

Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh

Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh

Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast

Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast

Emeril's TV Dinners: Kickin' It Up a Notch with Recipes from Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril

Emeril's TV Dinners: Kickin' It Up a Notch with Recipes from Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril

Emeril at the Grill: A Cookbook for All Seasons

Emeril at the Grill: A Cookbook for All Seasons

Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family!: Recipes to Get Everybody Cooking

Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family!: Recipes to Get Everybody Cooking

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Chef Emeril Lagasse?

    Booking fees for Chef Emeril Lagasse, 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 Emeril Lagasse, 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 Emeril Lagasse?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chef Emeril Lagasse 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 Emeril Lagasse for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Emeril Lagasse or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chef Emeril Lagasse 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 Emeril Lagasse Biography

Chef Emeril Lagasse received his first culinary experience from his mother, Hilda, when he was a boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Mass. As a teenager, he worked at a Portuguese bakery where he mastered the art of bread and pastry baking. Upon high school graduation, Lagasse was offered a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but decided to pursue a career as a professional chef. He earned a degree from the respected culinary fortress, Johnson and Wales University, and later received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. Lagasse then traveled to Paris and Lyon, France, where he polished his skills and learned the art of classic French cuisine. Returning to the United States, Lagasse practiced his art in fine restaurants in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia before heading south to the Big Easy. Lured to New Orleans by Dick and Ella Brennan, Lagasse established his star at their legendary restaurant, Commander's Palace, where he was executive chef for seven and a half years.

Lagasse is now the chef-proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Charlotte, and Bethlehem, PA. The recognition and awards he has garnered have made him known to food-loving Americans everywhere. His restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Lagasse himself has also received accolades and awards for his culinary expertise.

As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s "Good Morning America." He is also the host of "Fresh Food Fast" and "The Originals with Emeril," both airing on Cooking Channel. His latest TV show, "Emeril’s Florida," premiered its second season in January 2014 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse also joined the judges’ table on "Top Chef: New Orleans" — season 11 of Bravo’s hit food series, "Top Chef," and joined TNT’s reality cooking series, "On the Menu," as Menu Master in fall of 2014. Lagasse is the author of 18 bestselling cookbooks including his first, "Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking," which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine.

In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, school food and nutrition, and important life skills programs. In March 2011, he dedicated the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Arts Studio, a four-year culinary arts program for high school students with master-apprentice curriculum, at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to children’s causes in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and on the Gulf Coast.

Lagasse’s restaurant company, Emeril's Homebase, is located in New Orleans and houses restaurant operations, a culinary test kitchen for cookbook and recipe development, and a boutique store for his signature products. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website, and his licensed kitchen and food products.

Chef Emeril Lagasse Videos

  • Full interview with Emeril Lagasse
    Full interview with Emeril Lagasse
  • Talking Watches With Culinary Icon Emeril Lagasse
    In my mind growing up, Emeril Lagasse made the Food Network. His was the star that shined the brightest in the world of celebrity chefs back in the...

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  • How to book Chef Emeril Lagasse?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chef Emeril Lagasse for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Emeril Lagasse, 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 Emeril Lagasse or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chef Emeril Lagasse?

    Booking fees for Chef Emeril Lagasse, 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 Emeril Lagasse, 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 Emeril Lagasse?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chef Emeril Lagasse for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Emeril Lagasse 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 Emeril Lagasse or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chef Emeril Lagasse 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 Emeril Lagasse is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chef Emeril Lagasse for your event is available upon request. Chef Emeril Lagasse generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Flay, Art Smith, Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio and Rachael Ray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chef Emeril Lagasse for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chef Emeril Lagasse Speaker Videos

  • Full interview with Emeril Lagasse
    Full interview with Emeril Lagasse
    Talking Watches With Culinary Icon Emeril Lagasse
    In my mind growing up, Emeril Lagasse made the Food Network. His was the star that shined the brightest in the world of celebrity chefs back in the '90s and early 2000s. And for the longest time, I...

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