Celebrity chef, cookbook author and television host Ina Garten has become a well-known Food Network personality after the wide success of her weekly cooking show Barefoot Contessa. Ina's work on the show debuted in 2002 and she has subsequently gone on to be awarded with 2 Daytime Emmy Awards in consecutive years. Penning her many brilliant recipes in a total of 9 cookbooks, most of Ina Garten's publications have peaked at the top of the New York Times Bestsellers list.
With her wide popularity as a food personality, many have forgotten Ina's first major job was in the White House as a nuclear policy analyst under Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. A world renowned, respected and revered celebrity chef that has held notable positions with politics, the wonderful Ina Garten is available to hire for all manner of engagements through the Champions Speakers agency.
Beginning her culinary career by first purchasing a small specialty food store in the Hamptons, with no formal training, Garten was able to teach herself about culinary arts with the help of French and English cookbooks. Just a few years later her store, Barefoot Contessa, became a 3,000 square foot food emporium and the rest certainly is history. Hiring chefs and employees to cook the food as well as help customers make their choices on specific food items, Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa became the name of her Emmy Award winning Food Network program which still currently airs successfully on Food Network today. Prior to the debut of her own show, Ina gained TV experience and a host of fans as a frequent guest on Martha Stewart's show also hosted by Food Network.
Ina's cooking style follows a strict recipe of fresh ingredients and she is also very clever when it comes to shaving time off of meal preparations and cooking. Chef Ina also released a series of baking mixes, spices, sauces, and other flavour adding ingredients debuting in stores in 2006 entitled Barefoot Contessa Pantry. While recording her show, Ina has been a columnist for Martha Stewart's magazine, O, the Oprah Winfrey's O magazine, and House Beautiful magazine.
The idyllic celebrity chef for any occasion, Garten is certain to provide a memorable culinary experience while ensuring she goes above and beyond to delight your guests through the use of all of the experience and expertise she has acquired from a decorated career within the industry. A household name that is held in the highest regard, Ina Garten is available to hire for any occasion through the Champions Speakers agency.