Cook Around The World Celebrity Announcement
Cook Around The World allows high school students to compete in a hands-on culinary experience against other schools from around the world, learn from top colleges and universities about career options in the culinary and hospitality field, and receive one-on-one advice from our celebrity chef.
We are delighted to announce that this years Celebrity Chef will be Jet Tila! From battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America, opening Encore Hotel in Las Vegas and guiding Anthony Bourdain through many markets and restaurants, Chef Jet Tila is internationally celebrated for his culinary expertise. This Emmy, James Beard nominee and best-selling author grew up in the first family of Thai food and then later attending both French and Japanese culinary schools, Jet is a born educator and storyteller. He was appointed as the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consulate, the first-ever chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine.
He appears as co-host of Iron Chef America and recurring judge on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games. As well as an array of shows ranging from Today, MasterChef, Rachel Ray and holds six culinary Guinness World Records.
Previous Chefs include Curtis Aikens (2014), Darren McGrady (2016), Richard Blais (2017), Fabio Viviani (2017), Aaron Sanchez (2018), Damaris Phillips (2019), Amanda Freitag (2022) and Anne Burrell (2023).
To learn about Cook Around The World click here.