Richard Blais

Richard Blais

Keynote Speaker: Chef, Culinary Designer & Winner of Bravo's "Top Chef All Stars"

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Richard Blais Biography

Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo's Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais has played an influential role in hospitality for the last 15 years. He began his career, as so many young aspiring chefs do, as the "poissonier" at McDonald's. It was here where he first dabbled in deconstruction in cuisine, serving "filet-o-fish" sandwiches sans top bun.

His developing passion for food and the service industry led Blais to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. As an ambitious student, he spent time between semesters studying at the French Laundry in Yountville, CA under renowned chef Thomas Keller and alongside then rising-stars Grant Achatz and Eric Ziebold. Upon graduating from the CIA in 1998, Blais ventured to New York for the opportunity to work with Chef Daniel Boulud at his famous flagship, Restaurant Daniel. He followed his professional compass to Roses, Spain and completed a brief stage at El Bulli with culinary wizard Ferran Adria.

In 2000, Blais relocated to Atlanta to oversee a local seafood concept. His wildly creative approach to cooking and cuisine led to the establishment of Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated some of Atlanta's most popular eateries including multiple outposts of Flip Burger Boutique and the recently launched Haute Doggery. He will be opening The Spence, a new restaurant concept in Midtown Atlanta, in winter 2012 and his debut cookbook will be published by Clarkson Potter in fall 2012. Blais has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as in numerous publications including The New York Times, InStyle and Food & Wine magazine.

Blais resides in Atlanta with his wife, Jazmin, and their two young daughters, Riley and Embry.

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Richard Blais Videos

Watch TOP CHEF Richard Blais Make His Iconic FRIED CHICKEN ...
Richard Blais' "So Good" Recipes - YouTube

How to book Richard Blais?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Blais 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 Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Richard Blais?

Booking fees for Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais?

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


Richard Blais is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage and Science. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Richard Blais generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Stephanie Izard and Darren McGrady. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Blais for an upcoming event.

Richard Blais Videos

Watch TOP CHEF Richard Blais Make His Iconic FRIED CHICKEN ...
Richard Blais' "So Good" Recipes - YouTube

Richard Blais Reviews

  • Many thanks again for the amount of professionalism put forth by the team. The events were seamless due in large part to their dedication and commitment. I'm very grateful.
    The South Florida Science Center - Jan 30 2020

  • It was a great experience and I hope to work with the team again on a future event!
    The South Florida Science Center - Apr 18 2019

  • Richard was spectacular. We had some tech difficulties (video wall with his presentation did not work at first) and he handled it like a pro. He also really connects with the audience. Thank you so much for making this a success!
    National Restaurant Association - Oct 30 2017

  • “Richard was a HUGE hit on Monday night!!! He was so funny and really really good!! He told Vet jokes and really engaged the crowd. It was truly a GREAT experience!!!”
    Shepherd on behalf of Merial - Feb 20 2014

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How to book Richard Blais?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Blais 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 Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Richard Blais?

Booking fees for Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais, 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 Richard Blais?

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


Richard Blais is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Celebrity Chef, Food & Beverage and Science. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Richard Blais generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Stephanie Izard and Darren McGrady. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Blais for an upcoming event.

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