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Chef Jeff Henderson

  • 11-Jan-2017
  • 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
  • The Francis


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Chef Jeff Henderson
If You Can See It, You Can Be It

January 11th
The Francis
7:30-9:00 AM
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Inspirational speaker Chef Jeff knows what it feels like to be hungry, and he knows what it is to struggle. In this presentation he shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally 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.

Chef Jeff Henderson discovered his passion and gift for cooking in a most unlikely place—prison. Now an award-winning chef, bestselling author and Food Network television star, he is one of the most influential role models in the country. Drawing from his personal journey of redemption—from imprisoned drug dealer to renowned celebrity chef and TV star—he provides audiences with inspiration, real life strategies and unique life lessons to help others reboot their own dreams, expand their perspective and gain a new foothold on the ladder to success. 

Chef Jeff is the creator of the Food Network's reality series, The Chef Jeff Project, the host of Family Style with Chef Jeff, and the star of the popular current series, Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, in which he meets with guests from across the country and teaches them how to "flip" their favorite dishes and guilty food pleasures into healthier culinary masterpieces. 

The bestselling author of two books, his most recent, If You Can See It, You Can Be It outlines his 12 street-smart recipes for success, helping readers discover their hidden business aptitudes, make life-changing decisions and strive for new levels of personal and professional success. 

A frequent media guest, Chef Jeff has appeared on leading outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN, and has been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His inspiring life story is being adapted for a major feature film by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. 

From effectively harnessing adversity to identifying one’s own personal gifts, Chef Jeff reveals his unique life lessons and real life roadmap to reinvention as he takes audiences through his journey of redemption from the streets to the stove.


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