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Stay Hungry, Friends

Richard Blais is a successful chef, James Beard nominated cookbook author and television personality. Widely recognized from Bravo’s Top Chef series, Richard was the winner of the inaugural Top Chef All-Stars Season. Currently, he co-hosts FOX’s Next Level Chef with Gordon Ramsay and Nyesha Arrington.


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Blais graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and trained at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse and el Bulli. He currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward thinking culinary consulting group that has designed and launched popular eateries across the country. Most recently he opened Ember & Rye in Carlsbad, California and Four Flamingos in Orlando, Florida with the Xenia Group and Hyatt Hotels. He is also the Culinary Director for VIP Dining at the San Diego Symphony’s performance space, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

Blais also advises numerous national brands on recipe development, creativity, ideation and team building. He is the James Beard Award nominated author of Try This at Home, So Good and a third book due out in 2023. In addition, Blais hosts, Food Court, a high-energy, gameshow style podcast and the Starving for Attention podcast.

When not on set, in a kitchen or at home with his family, Blais may be found traveling across the country performing his live brand of “Stand-Up Cooking” to enthusiastic audiences nationwide.

The Books

Plant Forward

Coming soon:

Try This at Home

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So Good... 100 Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours

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Stand Up Cooking Live

With his wealth of culinary wisdom, modern kitchen gadgets and endless supply of dad puns, Richard Dazzles in this unique and personal experience. Watch as he winds his way seamlessly between a cooking demonstration and a stand-up comedy routine. Whether you want to learn how to make a great backyard burger, finally cook that perfect piece of fish or just want to freeze something in liquid nitrogen; we have the perfect show for you. Richard is available for private and corporate clients in person and across all video conferencing platforms.

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The Podcasts

Starving For Attention

Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with this chef, television personality and author. Hear from anyone and everyone in the culinary industry, including restaurateurs, television hosts, famous chefs, producers of your favorite cooking and competition shows and more. They'll join the Blaises for spontaneous, back-of-house conversation about what it takes to make it in different parts of the food business, global trends and where the industry overlaps with entertainment. Plus, play along with their games, trivia and other wacky moments.

Episodes on Apple Podcasts

Episodes on Spotify

Food Court with Richard Blais

Deep dish vs. thin crust? Hamburgers vs. hot dogs? Creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy? Welcome to the high-energy, game-show-style podcast Food Court, where celebrity chef Richard Blais (Top Chef, MasterChef, etc.) presides over his guests – comedians, writers, chefs – to debate opposing viewpoints. After a trivia lightning round, each guest will argue passionately why their position is the best as well as the opportunity to explain why their opponent’s stance is The Absolute Worst. It’s comedy meets culinary and by the end of each episode, Richard Blais will act as ultimate judge to settle these timeless arguments once and for all. Who wants pineapple on their pizza, anyway?

Episodes on Apple Podcasts

Episodes on Spotify

Current Restaurants

California English

San Diego, CA

Four Flamingos

Key West, FL

Four Flamingos

Orlando, FL

Ember & Rye

Carlsbad, CA


Juniper and Ivy

San Diego, CA

The Crack Shack


Promoting your Brand!

Let Richard show off your stuff, your brand, your product or your company. Let us create the perfect recipe or compliment your brand campaign with some culinary wizardry and expertise. Contact Jordan Solomon at CAA for more information.


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