Experience Overview:

It’s certainly not an easy task to become a world-class celebrity chef. It takes years of hard work, long hours and lots of trial and error. So would you believe that for Richard Blais the road to culinary stardom started at McDonald’s? It’s true, and he’s definitely come a long way since flipping burgers! He truly has an amazing story to tell, and of course exquisitely prepared food to savor, and you’ll get some flavor of both as part of our exclusive Richard Blais culinary experience.

It sometimes seems that the celebrity chef scene is getting a little crowded, but chef Richard Blais has really made a name for himself on TV on cooking shows like “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All-Stars” and as the author of a pair of best-selling books. Not only that, but he injects his unique personality into everything he does, and sometimes that even includes a custom flamethrower that he’s been known to use in the kitchen. A private VIP experience with Richard Blais is a night you’ll never forget, especially when it includes an intimate cooking demonstration by Chef Blais himself, a private multi-course dinner, an autographed Richard Blais cookbook and an optional meet and greet and photo op.

You could take your chances and try to meet restauranteur Richard at one of his many dining establishments, like Crack Shack or Juniper & Ivy , but do you really think you’ll be that lucky? You won’t need any luck when you reserve our Chef Richard Blais VIP package, and we pledge to use our experience and connections to deliver a premium experience that will tickle your taste buds and impress any of the special friends, family or clients that you choose to include. Contact us today and we’ll get to work putting together the ultimate Richard Blais cooking experience just for you.

Richard Blais Bio:

Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard nominated cookbook author and television personality. Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Blais went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and train at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli. Blais currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated multiple popular eateries. He is a partner at San Diego’s acclaimed restaurant Juniper & Ivy and multiple locations of The Crack Shack, his rapidly expanding fried chicken and egg concept. Most recently, Trail Blais opened Yellowbelly, an island-inspired seafood restaurant, in St. Louis.

Blais is the James Beard Award-nominated author of Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate, as well as his second cookbook, So Good. He frequently makes appearances on such hit Food Network shows as Guy’s Grocery Games, Next Food Network Star and Cooks vs. Cons, to name just a few. In addition, Blais hosts the hit hospitality industry podcast entitled “Starving for Attention” which provides an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look into the food industry, and has featured guests including Wylie Dufresne, Michael Voltaggio, Andrew Zimmern, Gail Simmons, Lou Diamond Phillips, and more.

When not on set, in the kitchen or at home with his family, Blais may be found traveling cross country performing his live “stand up cooking” show to enthusiastic audiences nationwide.