Alton Brown

Keynote Speaker: TV Personality, Chef & Author; Best Known as the Host of "Iron Chef America" and "Cutthroat Kitchen"

Alton Brown Biography

Alton Brown's flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, a budding culinary talent he skillfully used later "as a way to get dates" in college. Switching gears as an adult, Alton spent a decade working as a cinematographer and video director, but he realized he spent all his time between shoots watching cooking shows, which he found to be dull and uninformative.

Convinced he could do better, Alton left the film business and moved to Vermont to train at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. Soon after, Alton tapped all of his training to create "Good Eats," a smart and entertaining food show that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture and science with common cooking sense. Alton not only writes and produces the shows but also stars in each offbeat episode on Food Network.

"Good Eats" won a Peabody Award, a distinguished prize presented for excellence in broadcast news, education and entertainment. In 2003, Alton won the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Reference Book" with I'm Just Here For the Food.

Alton appears regularly as the resident food historian, scientist and commentator on the Food Network series Iron Chef America and is the host/judge on the reality series The Next Iron Chef. Based on the Japanese cult classic (originally produced by Fuji Television), "Iron Chef America" pits some of America's favorite chefs against the inspired food wizardry of American Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora and The Next Iron Chef winners, Michael Symon and Jose Garces.

His bestselling books include: I'm Just Here for the Food, Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen, an homage to tools and gadgetry nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in the Tools & Techniques category, I'm Just Here for More Food and Feasting on Asphalt, which documents his motorcycle ride from New Orleans to the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota and complemented the TV mini-series of the same name.

His books Good Eats: The Early Years was a New York Times bestseller, and the sequel, Good Eats 2: The Middle Years, was released October 2010.

In 2008, Food Network premiered Alton's Feasting on Waves, following the format of his original series Feasting on Asphalt. The crew traded their motorcycles for catamarans to travel the Caribbean — sampling the islands' food culture and meeting the people who create it.

Brown has even conquered the virtual food world, by providing commentary and providing background information on ingredients and tasks for the Nintendo Wii and DS games Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine.

In May 2011, Alton won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best TV Food Personality.

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Alton Brown Videos

Quarantine Quitchen
Alton Brown's Top 10 Recipe Videos | Food Network
Alton Brown Shares His Favorite Kitchen Gadgets GOOD EATS

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Alton Brown is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alton Brown for your event is $50,000 - $200,000+. Alton Brown generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alton Brown for an upcoming event.

Alton Brown Videos

Quarantine Quitchen
Alton Brown's Top 10 Recipe Videos | Food Network
Alton Brown Shares His Favorite Kitchen Gadgets GOOD EATS

Alton Brown Speaking Topics

  • The 10 Things I'm Pretty Sure I'm Sure About Food

    Mr. Brown typically designs a custom presentation for each event at which he appears, depending entirely upon the nature of the audience. He relies upon a mixture of humorous Power Point-style, projected media, question & answer, storytelling and unique physical demonstrations to make each show a real event. He has also become well known for an ever evolving performance piece/lecture he calls "The 10 Things I'm Pretty Sure I'm Sure About Food", a 60-90 minute odyssey which never takes the same road twice.


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