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Rick Rodgers


Through his work as cookbook author, editor, and ghostwriter, as well as a busy corporate recipe developer, Rick Rodgers reaches countless cooks every day.

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rick’s consciousness was raised by the region’s great ethnic restaurants and local farms. He began in the food business during high school, and after graduating in Theater from San Francisco State University, Rick moved to New York, where he was instantly immersed into the restaurant and catering world.

His catering firm, Cuisine Américaine, broke new ground when, as a young American chef, he created many events for the Services Culturels of the French Embassy’s offices in New York City. It was there that he initially fed the magazine editors, publisher, and food and beverage executives who would commission his first books and recipe development jobs. Through his work as personal chef to the late Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, he met and catered for many of New York’s show business elite. These relationships paved the way for his career helping celebrities and chefs tell their own stories.

A number of Rick’s projects have landed on The New York Times Best Seller list or gone on to win Beard, IACP, and Gourmand Awards and nominations. Click here to see the details in his publishing history.

Rick’s combination of down-to- earth humor and unique teaching skills helped make him the winner of the prestigious Bon Appétit Food and Entertaining Award for Outstanding Cooking Teacher. He is now concentrating his cooking talents on his own website, coffeeandcake.org, where he teaches how to make exquisite desserts from cafés and coffeehouses around the world.

He has also appeared as brand ambassador for top food, beverage, and housewares companies, including Kingsford Charcoal, Grand Marnier, Four Roses Bourbon, and Driscoll’s Berries. He has been on Today, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, and Food Network Challenge, and other shows in every large local media market. His recipes can be found online on Epicurious, as well as a full-length online cooking class on Craftsy.com. You can also find Rick on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.