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. Michele Song

  2. Judi Leib

  3. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

  4. Crystal Wilkinson

  5. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  6. Pam Victor

  7. Gabrielle Jordan

  8. Frankie Gaw

  9. Hannah Kaminsky

  10. Katherine Martinelli

  11. Brian Noyes

  12. Lori Shaw

  13. Alejandra Schrader

  14. Matthew Raiford

  15. Amy Paige Condon

  16. Mark Bologna

  17. Julia Skinner, PhD

  18. Soom Sisters

  19. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  20. Cynthia Graubart

  21. Angela Garbacz

  22. Haile Thomas

  23. Maria Hines

  24. Eventide Oyster Co.

  25. Bobbi Wegner

  26. Philia Kelnhofer

  27. Mark Masker

  28. hot for food

  29. Elizabeth Sims

  30. Laura Bashar

  31. Matthew Prescott

  32. Karrie Truman

  33. Keith Pandolfi

  34. Todd Richards

  35. Sonya Sanford

  36. Shaye Elliott

  37. Michael Leviton

  38. Erika Council

  39. Leah Segedie

  40. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  41. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  42. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  43. Daniel Olivella

    Daniel Olivella

  44. Caroline Wright

    Caroline Wright

  45. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  46. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  47. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  48. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  49. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  50. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  51. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  52. Craig Whitson

    Craig Whitson

  53. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen

  54. Jeff Weiss

  55. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  56. Sherri Brooks Vinton

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  57. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  58. Barbara Unell

  59. Cherie Twohy

    Cherie Twohy

  60. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  61. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  62. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  63. Natalie Slater

  64. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  65. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  66. Amelia Saltsman

    Amelia Saltsman

  67. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  68. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  69. Betty Rosbottom

  70. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  71. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  72. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  73. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  74. Susan Pridmore

  75. Kate Payne

  76. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  77. Kim O’Donnel

  78. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  79. June Naylor

  80. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  81. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  82. Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

    Mary Helen McNally-Leonard

  83. Jennifer McGruther

    Jennifer McGruther

  84. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  85. Charles & Julie Mayfield

  86. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  87. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  88. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  89. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  90. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  91. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  92. Louis Lambert

  93. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  94. Steven Kolpan

  95. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  96. Raymond McCrea Jones

  97. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  98. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  99. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  100. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  101. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  102. Chris & Idie Hastings

  103. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  104. Kimberly Hasselbrink

  105. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  106. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  107. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Meathead Goldwyn

  108. Linda Gassenheimer

    Linda Gassenheimer

  109. Amy Friedman

  110. Lisa Fetterman

  111. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  112. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  113. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  114. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  115. Fran Costigan

  116. John Coletta

    John Coletta

  117. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  118. Katie Cavuto

    Katie Cavuto, RD

  119. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  120. Ashley Blom


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