Known as the "Inspirational Chef," Jeffrey inspires his fans to ignite their lives through food. Over the years he has hosted numerous food- and cooking-related shows, dishing on the latest food trends from around the country. Most recently, Jeffrey hosts “The World Food Championships” show on The FYI Network, which is one of the most ambitious and authentic food competitions held annually. This series follows talented home cooks and professional chefs from across America as they compete to create mouth-wateringly creative dishes to win their food category. From burgers, BBQ, sandwiches, bacon and family recipes – there is a winner for each competition, culminating in a grand finale with a shot at winning a $50,000 prize.
Jeffrey is an accomplished author with his cookbook, "Jeffrey Saad's Global Kitchen: Recipes Without Borders" in 2012 and launched his own line of spice blends in 2011. He is also the Executive Chef/Owner of La Ventura restaurant in California, which opened in December of 2013.
Jeffrey has worked with Bush Brothers & Company for the past few years to identify culinary trends and create new family favorite meals such as Rosemary Cannellini Bean Dip and Mediterranean Skillet. Additionally, Jeffrey shares his passion for bold spices and marinades with flavorful recipes like his Peppery Chicken Kabobs and Citrus Pork Chop.
Jeffrey currently resides in Los Angeles, where he can be found regularly hosting cookouts and putting nourishing dinners on the table for his friends and family. You can find all of Jeffrey’s Bush’s Beans recipes and tips on www.BushBeans.com.
Jeffrey began his career working in a Chicago diner at the age of 13 where he was inspired to create food experiences for customers. He quickly decided that he would make food his life and hoped to one day open a restaurant of his own. This dream became reality when he began formal chef training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York as well as the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Jeffrey then opened Sweet Heat, a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. After the restaurant became a hit, Jeffrey opened two additional locations before moving on to become a partner in Pasta Pomodoro Italian restaurants, where he was instrumental in the opening of the first dozen of the 40-plus restaurants in the chain.
Jeffrey is a passionate family man and has mastered the art of balanced living. He is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, an avid surfer and mountain biker.
For more information on Jeffrey, please visit: www.JeffreySaad.com.