The creator of Food Network's reality series, The Chef Jeff Project, host of Family Style with Chef Jeff, and the star of the nationally syndicated series, Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, he is also the best-selling author of two books.
From overcoming hardship to identifying one’s personal talents, Jeff reveals his hard-knock yet transformative life lessons and the secrets to rising above and realizing your potential. His dynamic and engaging presentations help audiences discover their hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success.
- Disrupting Workplace Bias
Jeff Henderson was once the poster child for explicit and unconscious bias. Following his release from federal prison over two decades ago, few people would give him a chance to prove his redemption. Having honed a talent for the culinary arts behind prison walls, Henderson was eager to show his transformation to the world; however, the doors of rejection slammed hard. Luckily, a few bold and visionary corporate leaders stepped up to give him a shot at his dream. He became the first African American chef at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, followed by stints at Hard Rock Hotel and the world-renowned Bellagio Resort and Casino. Jeff Henderson has been moving forward ever since.
Celebrity Chef Jeff, as he is called today, is using his experiences to demonstrate how unchecked bias can impact a company’s bottom line. He also shares that, with conscious effort, checked bias can change the trajectory of a human life. He is a living witness to this fact. Today Chef Jeff is the best-selling author of “Cooked,” and he is the former star of the Food Network’s “The Chef Jeff Project.” His books and the television shows are platforms for him to share his inspirational journey of personal and professional transformation, while also offering unique insights about the importance of eradicating bias in workplaces.
Chef Jeff’s noteworthy observations are culled from real-life experiences. His advocacy for marginalized segments of the population is born from lessons learned during his trek through life. Using powerful oratory and captivating lessons, Chef Jeff inspires audiences to feel, believe, and act.
- From the Streets to the Stove: A LIVE Talk and Cook Performance
Inspiration meets entertainment. In this presentation, Jeff delivers a powerful keynote while performing an entertaining speed cooking performance. This presentation is interactive, and motivates your group to take positive action to improve their personal and professional life.
- If You See It, You Can Be It
In this presentation Jeff shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to internationally acclaimed speaker. With his 12 inspiring and pragmatic street-smart recipes for success, audiences will discover their hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions, and secure personal and professional success.