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. Sammy Monsour and Kassady Wiggins

  2. Sapna Punjabi Gupta, MS, RDN, LD

  3. Lauren Stauble

  4. Alyssa Campbell

  5. Sonya Sanford

  6. Michele Song

  7. Judi Leib

  8. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

  9. Crystal Wilkinson

  10. Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

  11. Pam Victor

  12. Frankie Gaw

  13. Katherine Martinelli

  14. Brian Noyes

  15. Lori Shaw

  16. Alejandra Schrader

  17. Matthew Raiford

  18. Amy Paige Condon

  19. Mark Bologna

  20. Julia Skinner, PhD

  21. Soom Sisters

  22. Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D.

  23. Cynthia Graubart

  24. Angela Garbacz

  25. Haile Thomas

  26. Maria Hines

  27. Eventide Oyster Co.

  28. Bobbi Wegner

  29. Philia Kelnhofer

  30. Lauren Toyota

  31. Elizabeth Sims

  32. Laura Bashar

  33. Matthew Prescott

  34. Keith Pandolfi

  35. Todd Richards

  36. Shaye Elliott

  37. Erika Council

  38. Leah Segedie

  39. Stephanie Weaver

    Stephanie Weaver

  40. Irena Chalmers

    Irena Chalmers

  41. Derek and Chad Sarno

    Derek and Chad Sarno

  42. Norman Van Aken

    Norman Van Aken

  43. Ford Fry

    Ford Fry

  44. Sherrie Castellano

    Sherrie Castellano

  45. Maura Kilpatrick

    Maura Kilpatrick

  46. William Woys Weaver

    William Woys Weaver

  47. Rick Woodford

    Rick Woodford

  48. Anne Willan

    Anne Willan

  49. Dan Whalen

  50. Jeff Weiss

  51. Katie Webster

    Katie Webster

  52. Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Sherri Brooks Vinton

  53. Andreas Viestad

    Andreas Viestad

  54. Barbara Unell

  55. Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

  56. Lauren Keiper Stein

    Lauren Keiper Stein

  57. Ana Sortun

    Ana Sortun

  58. Natalie Slater

  59. Miyoko Schinner

    Miyoko Schinner

  60. Jeanne Sauvage

    Jeanne Sauvage

  61. Yukari Sakamoto

    Yukari Sakamoto

  62. Matthew Rowley

    Matthew Rowley

  63. Betty Rosbottom

  64. Jennie Ripps & Maria Littlefield

  65. Lisa Boalt Richardson

  66. A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun

  67. Anne Quatrano

    Anne Quatrano

  68. Neka Pasquale

    Neka Pasquale

  69. Kim O’Donnel

  70. Brittany Nickerson

    Brittany Nickerson

  71. June Naylor

  72. Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

  73. Irv Miller

    Irv Miller

  74. Jennifer McGruther

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  75. Patricia Pinner McAdams

  76. Evan Mallett

    Evan Mallett

  77. Perre Coleman Magness

    Perre Coleman Magness

  78. Yvonne Maffei

    Yvonne Maffei

  79. Ronni Lundy

    Ronni Lundy

  80. Cindy Littlefield

    Cindy Littlefield

  81. Phoebe Lapine

    Phoebe Lapine

  82. Allyson Kramer

    Allyson Kramer

  83. Steven Kolpan

  84. Jennifer Justus

    Jennifer Justus

  85. David Joachim

    David Joachim

  86. Lisa Howard

    Lisa Howard

  87. beth hillson

    Beth Hillson

  88. Kathy Hester

    Kathy Hester

  89. Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

    Bob & Mary Lou Heiss

  90. Chris & Idie Hastings

  91. Julie Hasson

    Julie Hasson

  92. Will Harris

    Will Harris

  93. Sandra A. Gutierrez

  94. Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn

    Meathead Goldwyn

  95. Lisa Fetterman

  96. Judith Fertig

    Judith Fertig

  97. Carol Fenster

    Carol Fenster

  98. Sandy D'Amato

    Sandy D’Amato

  99. Hannah Crum

    Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory

  100. Fran Costigan

  101. Kelley Cleary Coffeen

    Kelley Coffeen

  102. Kristina Bucaram

    Kristina Bucaram

  103. Ashley Blom

  104. Stacie Billis

  105. Maria Baez Kijac

    Maria Baez Kijac

  106. Nava Atlas

    Nava Atlas

  107. Elizabeth Andoh

    Elizabeth Andoh

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

  109. Karen Adler

    Karen Adler

  110. Debbie Adler

  111. Kevin Gillespie


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