Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez talks about “Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef.”

Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist.  He is the chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans and a judge on FOX’s culinary competition series “MasterChef.” He co-starred on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior.” A third-generation cookbook author, Sánchez has written three books. His memoir is, “Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef.” An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Sánchez is also passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.

Tilman Fertitta

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta discusses his book “Shut Up and Listen!.”

Houston native Tilman Fertitta is an accomplished businessman and self-made billionaire who is often referred to as “the world’s richest restaurateur.” He is the sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment which owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, five Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels and the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Fertitta is one of the largest employers in the nation with more than 60,000 employees. He also is the star of a reality TV show on CNBC, “Billion Dollar Buyer.” In his no-holds-barred book “Shut Up and Listen!,” Fertitta shares advice and strategies to build a successful business. 

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