profile banner

Ms. Alexandra Guarnaschelli


About Me

There are few American chefs, much less female chefs, who can boast staying power in Michelin-starred restaurants. However, Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli can boast indeed. Alex learned to eat according to whatever book her mother was working on at the time. This early emphasis on her palate truly shaped her future in food. She decided to explore her culinary interests and began working under the tutelage of the acclaimed American chef and restaurateur, Larry Forgione, who encouraged her to travel and expand her skillset. Four days turned into four years with Alex rapidly being promoted. In addition to her restaurant work, she inspires budding chefs as a Chef-Instructor at New York City’s Institute of Culinary Education. Alex first appeared on Food Network in 2006 and has since been part of hundreds of episodes of programming on the network, including as a judge on “Chopped,” co-host of “The Kitchen,” host of “Supermarket Stakeout,” and star of “Alex vs America.” She has appeared on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” NBC’s “TODAY,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and ABC’s “Live! with Kelly.” Alex has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She also hosts the award-winning digital series, Fix Me a Plate, and is the author of the cookbooks “Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook” (2013), “The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart” (2017), and most recently “Cook With Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook” (2020). Alex's next cookbook, “Cook It Up: Bold Moves for Family Foods: A Cookbook”, which she authored with her daughter, Ava Clark, was recently released on September 5, 2023. Alex is also co-hosting Food Network’s newest show, “Ciao House,” an all-new culinary competition that took place in Tuscany, Italy, in April 2023. Among the many charities and organizations Alex supports are Alex’s Lemonade Stand, City Harvest, Food Bank for New York City, No Kid Hungry, Wellness in the Schools, and The Union Square Greenmarket. In her spare time she enjoys cooking with her daughter.

profile image

Don't Miss Out

Join today and start connecting with like-minded professionals.

Sign Up