A native of New Zealand, Jason Roberts is known for his charismatic smile and engaging personality. Having grown up in a family of culinary professionals, Jason discovered his passion for food at a young age. Turning it into a career, he spent seven years as an Executive Chef at Bistro Moncur in Sydney, Australia, where he was immersed in the traditions and techniques of French cuisine by his mentor, Damien Pignolet. His accolades caught the attention of Australia’s Channel 9, where he became the host of Fresh, a cooking program that aired five days a week in Australia and New Zealand.
In January 2003, Jason was introduced to the United States on ABC’s Good Morning America. He has also appeared on The Wayne Brady Show, The Sharon Osbourne Show, E!, The Style Network’s You’re Invited, New York City’s morning show Ali & Jack, and Talk Soap with Lisa Rinna. In 2005, Jason hosted the award-winning food talk show Jason Roberts’ Taste, on the PAX Television Network which earned him two American Accolade Awards for "Best Host" and "Best Health & Lifestyle Program."
Additionally, Jason is a former cast member of the hit daytime talk show The Chew on ABC, where his unique flair and cooking style were tapped for in-studio segments and travel stories. He has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show.
Jason is the author of three cookbooks including Elements, Graze: Lots of Little Meals Fast, and his newest cookbook, Good Food–Fast!, which features easy-to-prepare recipes that are all gluten-free, delicious, and highly nutritious. It is available on Amazon.com.
Believing that meal time fosters deeper connections between family and friends, Jason's motto is: “A family that cooks together, stays together.” As a long-time supporter of OPAL, an initiative founded in Australia that teaches families in under-served areas how to cook healthy meals, Jason's advocacy for healthy living continues to make a difference. He is a dedicated partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, where he serves as a spokesman and advocate to help end childhood hunger in America.
Jason's passion for fitness and desire to help those in need pushed him to launch Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry in 2014. An annual event in association with Share Our Strength, Chefs Cycle is a peer-to-peer fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs fighting hunger outside the kitchen.
Splitting his time between Sydney and New York City, Jason regularly travels the world as a guest speaker at top food shows and culinary events. He is the co-founder of rocket+rabbit – an artisanal brand featuring healthy snacks that are hand-crafted from pure wholefoods to fuel and heal – and he is Executive Chef at The Bistro at Manly Pavilion.
Jason Roberts is available for speaking engagements, corporate hospitality events, cooking demonstrations, meet-and-greets, and more. To discuss booking Jason for a special event, please contact Eric German via email or by calling 216-410-5262.