Alejandra Schrader

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Alejandra Schrader is a chef, food TV personality, and healthy food advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been featured on all major U.S. television networks in English and Spanish and has performed cooking segments on programs such as The Talk, Access Hollywood Live, Cafe CNN, Home & Family, and Despierta America (Univision’s morning talk show). Alejandra has also made appearances on national Canadian talk shows like The Marilyn Denis Show and The Social. Her interviews and recipes have been featured in high profile magazines such as InTouch Weekly and Taste of Home.

Mrs. Schrader was born in Chicago, IL and spent her childhood and half of her life in Caracas, Venezuela. She learned family recipes and traditional Venezuelan dishes from her mom and grandmother. With that foundation, she became passionate about cooking and inquisitive about cultural flavors and culinary traditions from Mexico to Argentina and everything in between. Once relocated to the United States, Alejandra immersed herself in a journey that slowly built a culinary portfolio packed with big flavors and lots of sazón, a Latin-American term that refers not only to seasoning but to the cook’s ability to generate magical flavors from a combination of technique and ingredients.

An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Alejandra received a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 2005 with a focus on sustainability and land development. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. After the U.S. real estate market crash in 2011 and driven by her passion for food, she decided to explore an alternative career and applied for FOX’s popular show MasterChef (Season 2.) She earned a spot as a top finalist, was later named a fan-favorite of the show and has never looked back.

Influenced by her professional background, Schrader pursued a culinary journey focused on food systems as they relate to a greener planet. She owns a private chef business, teaches healthy cooking classes, and performs cooking demonstrations at special events and in front of the camera. She uses her platform to showcase health conscious meals that are “cooked smart” and packed with flavor and nutritional value. She advocates for plant-based diets and environmentally friendly farming practices. Her own struggles with obesity and related health issues motivated her to stop consuming all meat, except for seafood, and to switch to a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle diet that embraces plant-forward dishes.

Alejandra is a Sister on the Planet Ambassador for Oxfam America and a founding member of the Chef’s Manifesto; she has participated in campaigns with organizations such as SDG2 Advocacy Hub, Global Citizen, and the World Food Programme. Considered a food expert on planetary health diets, Chef Alejandra is invited to prestigious food and sustainability events in the U.S. and internationally (Peru, Sweden, Italy). So far in 2019, she has been a panel speaker at the United Nations, as well as the World Bank, and a policy advocacy delegate at the U.S. Capitol. She was recently interviewed by The New York Times for an article discussing planet-friendly food.

A seasoned public speaker, Chef Alejandra has served as a Spokesperson for award-winning campaigns with major national brands such as State Farm Insurance. She excels at bilingual, live segments and satellite media tours where she proudly showcases her bold Latin flavors. She regularly performs cooking demonstrations at culinary festivals and high-profile events both domestically and outside of the United States. She has shot national and worldwide commercials for distinguished brands such as Coors Light, Microsoft, and Boost Mobile. Mrs. Schrader is SAG-AFTRA eligible.

 

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  1. Brian Noyes

  2. Lori Shaw

  3. Alejandra Schrader

  4. Matthew Raiford

  5. Amy Paige Condon

  6. Mark Bologna

  7. Julia Skinner, PhD

  8. Soom Sisters

  9. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  10. Cynthia Graubart

  11. Angela Garbacz

  12. Haile Thomas

  13. Maria Hines

  14. Eventide Oyster Co.

  15. Bobbi Wegner

  16. Philia Kelnhofer

  17. Mark Masker

  18. hot for food

  19. Elizabeth Sims

  20. Laura Bashar

  21. Matthew Prescott

  22. Karrie Truman

  23. Keith Pandolfi

  24. Todd Richards

  25. Sonya Sanford

  26. Shaye Elliott

  27. Michael Leviton

  28. Frank Carollo

  29. Amy Emberling

  30. Erika Council

  31. Leah Segedie

  32. Stephanie Weaver

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  33. Irena Chalmers

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  34. Derek and Chad Sarno

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  35. Daniel Olivella

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  36. Caroline Wright

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  37. Norman Van Aken

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  38. Ford Fry

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  39. Sherrie Castellano

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  40. Maura Kilpatrick

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  41. William Woys Weaver

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  42. Rick Woodford

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  43. Ronnie Woo

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  44. Virginia Willis

  45. Anne Willan

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  46. Craig Whitson

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  47. Dan Whalen

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  48. Jeff Weiss

  49. Katie Webster

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  50. Sherri Brooks Vinton

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  51. Andreas Viestad

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  52. Barbara Unell

  53. Cherie Twohy

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  54. Toni Tipton-Martin

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  55. Lauren Keiper Stein

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  56. Ana Sortun

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  57. Natalie Slater

  58. Paula Shoyer

  59. Miyoko Schinner

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  60. Jeanne Sauvage

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  61. Amelia Saltsman

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  63. Matthew Rowley

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  64. Betty Rosbottom

  65. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  66. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  67. A.J. Rathbun

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  68. Anne Quatrano

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  69. Susan Pridmore

  70. Kate Payne

  71. Neka Pasquale

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  72. Kim O’Donnel

  73. Brittany Nickerson

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  74. June Naylor

  75. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  76. Irv Miller

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  77. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

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  78. Jennifer McGruther

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  79. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  80. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  81. Evan Mallett

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  82. Perre Coleman Magness

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  83. Yvonne Maffei

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  84. Ronni Lundy

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  85. Cindy Littlefield

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  86. Phoebe Lapine

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  87. Louis Lambert

  88. Allyson Kramer

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  89. Steven Kolpan

  90. Jennifer Justus

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  91. Raymond McCrea Jones

  92. David Joachim

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  93. Lisa Howard

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  94. beth hillson

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  95. Kathy Hester

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  96. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

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  97. Chris & Idie Hastings

  98. Julie Hasson

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  99. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  100. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  101. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  102. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

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  103. Linda Gassenheimer

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  104. Amy Friedman

  105. Lisa Fetterman

  106. Judith Fertig

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  107. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  108. Sandy D'Amato

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  109. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  110. Fran Costigan

  111. John Coletta

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  112. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

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  113. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

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  115. Ashley Blom

  116. Stacie Billis

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  117. Maria Baez Kijac

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  118. Nava Atlas

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  119. Elizabeth Andoh

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  120. Toby Amidor

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