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Chef Jeff Henderson

Chef Jeff Henderson

Keynote Speaker: Award-Winning Chef & Author of "Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove"

Chef Jeff Henderson Biography

Known around the world as Chef Jeff, Jeff Henderson is an award-winning American chef, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, television personality, and highly sought-after leader in personal and professional development. Known for his dynamic teachings and powerful story of personal transformation, Henderson illuminates audiences with proven, high-impact strategies that empower change, inspire fulfillment, and motivate millions to live the lives of their dreams.

A California native, Henderson started his illustrious culinary career in the unlikeliest of places: federal prison. While serving nearly ten years, he would discover a previously untapped passion for the art of cooking. Using prison as a catalyst for self-transformation, he would be released in 1996 and work his way up from a dishwasher to a cook under the tutelage of Chef Robert Gadsby. Henderson went on to work at Coronado Island Marriott, Hotel Bel-Air, and L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. He made history as the first African American Chef de Cuisine at Caesars Palace where he was also named Las Vegas Chef of The Year and then executive chef at the renowned Café Bellagio.

In 2007, Harper Collins published Henderson’s bestselling memoir "Cooked," which lead to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Shortly after the interview, Sony Pictures secured the rights to his inspiring tale of redemption and Henderson left his post at the helm of the prestigious Café Bellagio to embark on a journey that would lead him to television, consulting, and public speaking engagements all over the world. The same year, he also launched “The Chef Jeff Project,” a docu-reality series on the Food Network that followed him as he mentored a group of disadvantaged young adults towards realizing their own unique dreams.

Henderson would publish his first cookbook, "Chef Jeff Cooks" with Simon & Schuster in 2009 followed by "America I AM Pass It Down Cookbook" (Hay House/Smiley Books). In 2013 he published his first self-help book "If You Can See It, You Can Be It" (Hay House/Smiley Books). In 2012, Henderson’s first cooking show “Beat The Chefs” premiered on the Game Show Network, followed by “Family Style with Chef Jeff” and “Flip My Food.”

From incarcerated to world-renowned chef, author, television star and authoritative life strategist, Henderson’s inspiring story of life transformation has been featured on Oprah's Life Class, Good Morning America, Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, The Steve Harvey Show and in major publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, People Magazine, the Washington Post, and many others.

A truly world-class presenter, Henderson has that rare ability to electrify audiences while delivering uncommonly original and useful insights that lead to long-lasting success for individuals, businesses, and corporations alike. As a premier speaker on leadership and personal mastery, Henderson invites millions of people from all walks of life to believe that if they can see it, they can be it.

When Henderson is not traveling the world teaching his life-changing lessons, or working with at risk young people through his nonprofit The Chef Jeff Project. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife Stacy and their five children.

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Chef Jeff Henderson Speaking Topics

If You Can See It, You Can Be It

Inspirational speaker Chef Jeff knows what it feels like to be hungry, and he knows what it's like to struggle. In this presentation he shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker and how second chance hiring was the ticket he needed to help ignite his professional career and put him on the pathway to success.

Chef Jeff Henderson Videos

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION with Chef Jeff Henderson - YouTube
How I Went from Drug Dealer to Gourmet Chef | Chef Jeff | Goalcast
If You Can See It, You Can Be It with Chef Jeff Henderson

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How much does it cost to book Chef Jeff Henderson for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Chef Jeff Henderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chef Jeff Henderson are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chef Jeff Henderson, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Chef Jeff Henderson speak about?

Chef Jeff Henderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Personal Growth, Diversity, Celebrity Chef, Authors, Motivational, College, Overcoming Adversity, Addiction & Recovery, Food & Beverage, Broadcasting, Business and Finance.

Where does Chef Jeff Henderson travel from?

Chef Jeff Henderson generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Chef Jeff Henderson?

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Chef Jeff Henderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Personal Growth, Diversity and Celebrity Chef. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chef Jeff Henderson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Chef Jeff Henderson generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anthony Trucks, Daymond John and J.R. Martinez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chef Jeff Henderson for an upcoming event.

Chef Jeff Henderson Speaking Topics

  • If You Can See It, You Can Be It

    Inspirational speaker Chef Jeff knows what it feels like to be hungry, and he knows what it's like to struggle. In this presentation he shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker and how second chance hiring was the ticket he needed to help ignite his professional career and put him on the pathway to success.

Chef Jeff Henderson Videos

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION with Chef Jeff Henderson - YouTube
How I Went from Drug Dealer to Gourmet Chef | Chef Jeff | Goalcast
If You Can See It, You Can Be It with Chef Jeff Henderson
Chef Jeff Henderson - Malibu Library Speaker Series - YouTube
Chef Jeff Henderson - YouTube

Chef Jeff Henderson Reviews

  • Checkr - Feb 15 2024

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