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. Natlie Rizzo, MS, RD

  2. Crystal Wilkinson

  3. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  4. Pam Victor

  5. Gabrielle Jordan

  6. Frankie Gaw

  7. Hannah Kaminsky

  8. Katherine Martinelli

  9. Brian Noyes

  10. Lori Shaw

  11. Alejandra Schrader

  12. Matthew Raiford

  13. Amy Paige Condon

  14. Mark Bologna

  15. Julia Skinner, PhD

  16. Soom Sisters

  17. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  18. Cynthia Graubart

  19. Angela Garbacz

  20. Haile Thomas

  21. Maria Hines

  22. Eventide Oyster Co.

  23. Bobbi Wegner

  24. Philia Kelnhofer

  25. Mark Masker

  26. hot for food

  27. Elizabeth Sims

  28. Laura Bashar

  29. Matthew Prescott

  30. Karrie Truman

  31. Keith Pandolfi

  32. Todd Richards

  33. Sonya Sanford

  34. Shaye Elliott

  35. Michael Leviton

  36. Frank Carollo

  37. Amy Emberling

  38. Erika Council

  39. Leah Segedie

  40. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

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    Irena Chalmers

  42. Derek and Chad Sarno

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  43. Daniel Olivella

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  44. Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright

  45. Norman Van Aken

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  46. Ford Fry

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  47. Sherrie Castellano

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  49. William Woys Weaver

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  51. Anne Willan

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  52. Craig Whitson

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  53. Dan Whalen

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  54. Jeff Weiss

  55. Katie Webster

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  56. Sherri Brooks Vinton

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  57. Andreas Viestad

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  58. Barbara Unell

  59. Cherie Twohy

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  60. Toni Tipton-Martin

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  61. Lauren Keiper Stein

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  62. Ana Sortun

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  63. Natalie Slater

  64. Paula Shoyer

  65. Miyoko Schinner

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  66. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  67. Amelia Saltsman

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  68. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  69. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  70. Betty Rosbottom

  71. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  72. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  73. A.J. Rathbun

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  74. Anne Quatrano

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  75. Susan Pridmore

  76. Kate Payne

  77. Neka Pasquale

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  78. Kim O’Donnel

  79. Brittany Nickerson

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  80. June Naylor

  81. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  82. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  83. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

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  84. Jennifer McGruther

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  85. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  86. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  87. Evan Mallett

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  88. Perre Coleman Magness

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  89. Yvonne Maffei

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  90. Ronni Lundy

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  91. Cindy Littlefield

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  92. Phoebe Lapine

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  93. Louis Lambert

  94. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  95. Steven Kolpan

  96. Jennifer Justus

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  97. Raymond McCrea Jones

  98. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  99. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  100. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  101. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  102. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

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  103. Chris & Idie Hastings

  104. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  105. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  106. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  107. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  108. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

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  109. Linda Gassenheimer

    Linda Gassenheimer

  110. Amy Friedman

  111. Lisa Fetterman

  112. Judith Fertig

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  113. Carol Fenster

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  115. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  116. Fran Costigan

  117. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  118. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  119. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  120. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram


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