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. Sapna Punjabi Gupta, MS, RDN, LD

  2. Lauren Stauble

  3. Alyssa Campbell

  4. Sonya Sanford

  5. Michele Song

  6. Judi Leib

  7. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

  8. Crystal Wilkinson

  9. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  10. Pam Victor

  11. Frankie Gaw

  12. Katherine Martinelli

  13. Brian Noyes

  14. Lori Shaw

  15. Alejandra Schrader

  16. Matthew Raiford

  17. Amy Paige Condon

  18. Mark Bologna

  19. Julia Skinner, PhD

  20. Soom Sisters

  21. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  22. Cynthia Graubart

  23. Angela Garbacz

  24. Haile Thomas

  25. Maria Hines

  26. Eventide Oyster Co.

  27. Bobbi Wegner

  28. Philia Kelnhofer

  29. Lauren Toyota

  30. Elizabeth Sims

  31. Laura Bashar

  32. Matthew Prescott

  33. Keith Pandolfi

  34. Todd Richards

  35. Shaye Elliott

  36. Erika Council

  37. Leah Segedie

  38. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  39. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  40. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  41. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  42. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  43. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  44. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  45. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  46. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  47. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  48. Dan Whalen

  49. Jeff Weiss

  50. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  51. Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Sherri Brooks Vinton

  52. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  53. Barbara Unell

  54. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  55. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  56. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  57. Natalie Slater

  58. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  59. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  60. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  61. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  62. Betty Rosbottom

  63. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  64. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  65. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  66. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  67. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  68. Kim O’Donnel

  69. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  70. June Naylor

  71. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  72. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  73. Jennifer McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

  74. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  75. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  76. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  77. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  78. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  79. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  80. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  81. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  82. Steven Kolpan

  83. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  84. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  85. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  86. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  87. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  88. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  89. Chris & Idie Hastings

  90. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  91. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  92. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  93. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Meathead Goldwyn

  94. Lisa Fetterman

  95. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  96. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  97. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  98. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  99. Fran Costigan

  100. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  101. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  102. Ashley Blom

  103. Stacie Billis

  104. Maria Baez Kijac

    Maria Baez Kijac

  105. Nava Atlas

    Nava Atlas

  106. Elizabeth Andoh

    Elizabeth Andoh

  107. Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND

  108. Karen Adler

    Karen Adler

  109. Debbie Adler

  110. Kevin Gillespie


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