As an authority on achieving and maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle, Celebrity Natural Food Chef Bethenny Frankel has a knack for making healthy food taste delicious. What had started out as a hobby, has turned into a lifelong career. Now the self-proclaimed “health foodie,” who attended the National Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, spends her days sharing her knowledge and passion for healthy living with others.
After graduating, Bethenny put her innovative culinary skills and drive to succeed to use by forming her company BethennyBakes®. BethennyBakes® ranges from a line of low fat, wheat, egg and dairy free baked goods, cooking services for private clients, and a catering company. Bethenny has gained recognition for her celebrity clients including Denis Leary, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Maria Menounos, Daisy Fuentes, and Mariska Hargitay (pre, during and post-pregnancy), to name a few. Bethenny’s line speaks to the person who wants to be fit and healthy with no sacrifice in taste.
Bethenny is a monthly contributor for Health Magazine writing her “Celebrity Diet Secrets” column. She is regularly featured in national publications as The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, People, Us Weekly, Ok!, InStyle, Star, and several other print outlets. In addition, Bethenny is a regular television expert for Health Magazine and has been featured on numerous national shows including The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and several regional and local news shows. She is a regular guest on Sirius Radio shows Candace Bushnell’s Sex, Success, and Sensibility, The Judith Regan Show, and Out Q in the Morning with Larry Flick.
Bethenny’s talents stem beyond the kitchen and into America’s living room. As the “break-out star” and runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Bethenny was praised by Martha Stewart for her talents both in the conference room and in the kitchen. Bethenny also stars in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City where she has been acclaimed for her candor, wit, and desire to “democratize health.”
Bethenny is currently the spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm®’s new healthy line of baked goods, Baked Naturals®. Bethenny will also act as a consultant for Tupperware to help bring awareness to their “Chain of Confidence” Campaign, honoring women around the world, and the profound impact they have on one another. Her new book, NATURALLY THIN: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting will be published on March 10, 2009.
Bethenny continues to build her brand as a Celebrity Natural Foods Chef. She is busy doing appearances and is constantly creating delicious new recipes for BethennyBakes®. Her goal is to “democratize health” by making a healthy and balanced lifestyle accessible to all. She currently resides in New York City with her dog, Cookie.