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Alex Guarnaschelli

Media Contact: Rebecca Brooks and Willie Norkin at Brooks PR
Agent: Josh Bider and Jeff Googel, William Morris

Alexandra Guarnaschelli
Executive Chef, Butter Restaurant, NYC

As the daughter of esteemed cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli, Alex spent her childhood surrounded by food. Guarnaschelli learned to eat according to whatever book her mother was working on: one year was Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni; another year was Italian with The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

After graduating from Barnard College, she began working for acclaimed American chef Larry Forgione. She then moved to... READ MORE

Media Contact: Rebecca Brooks and Willie Norkin at Brooks PR
Agent: Josh Bider and Jeff Googel, William Morris

Alexandra Guarnaschelli
Executive Chef, Butter Restaurant, NYC

As the daughter of esteemed cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli, Alex spent her childhood surrounded by food. Guarnaschelli learned to eat according to whatever book her mother was working on: one year was Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni; another year was Italian with The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

After graduating from Barnard College, she began working for acclaimed American chef Larry Forgione. She then moved to France to do a work-study at La Varenne in Burgundy and on to Paris for four day stage at the Michelin three-star restaurant Guy Savoy. Four days turned into over five years. Guarnaschelli also worked as sous chef at La Butte Chaillot, another Savoy establishment.

Guarnaschelli returned to New York and joined Daniel Boulud at restaurant Daniel, where she soon became sous chef at the Manhattan standard. Guarnaschelli then moved to Los Angeles for two years as sous chef at Joachim Splichal’s Patina restaurant in West Hollywood.

In 2003, Guarnaschelli became the executive chef at Butter Restaurant, where she creates her own American and green market-inspired menu. She also presides over the wine list which has won a Wine Spectator Award six years straight. Guarnaschelli also taught at Institute of Culinary Education for 6 years and is a member of their Advisory Council.

Guarnaschelli has many national television appearances: Good Morning America, The Today Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers. She has also appeared on Dr. Oz and The CBS Morning Show. She has been featured in The New York, Time Out, Food and Wine, Saveur and People.

Guarnaschelli completed 3 seasons of “Alex’s Day Off”, a show produced by Bobby Flay, airing on Food Network. She also is a regular judge on the highest rated Food Network primetime show “Chopped” and emerged the victor on The Next Iron Chef “Redemption” and is an Iron Chef as a result. She also appears regularly on Iron Chef Gauntlet and Iron Chef America. Guarnaschelli also recently won a “Grocery Games” tournament netting $40,000 for her favorite charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. She was also a co-host on Guy Fieri’s acclaimed show “Guy’s Big Project”. Additionally, she is a regular on the hit show “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Food Network Star” as well as on Cooking Channel on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”

Guarnaschelli is also trying her hand at digital shows by solo hosting “Star Salvation”, the web companion to “Food Network Star” and has her own digital show “Fix Me a Plate” on the Food Network Facebook page and YouTube. The show already has a few million views and counting!

Guarnaschelli is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Chef’s Collaborative and Les Dames d’Escoffier. She works to help a number of charities, especially Wellness in the Schools, Share Our Strength, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and SHARE.

Guarnaschelli has also contributed writing to Saveur, Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine Magazine and Food Network Magazine. Her first cookbook, a New York Times bestseller, “Old School Comfort Food”, came out in the fall of 2013, published by Clarkson Potter. Her second book, “The Home Cook” has already doubled the sales of her first in half the time! It was nominated for an IACP award.

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