Services From Edward Leonard

Recognized as “The Most Outstanding Club Chef” by Golf Kitchen in 2021 and recipient of 2021 “Innovation Award” presented to him by the American Culinary Federation Edward Leonard continues to set the pace and standard for all things culinary. Chef Ed has transformed some of the toughest clubs, resort properties and companies into game-changing industry leaders and innovators with his “Culinary Pride™” culture building program.

As he continues his well-traveled and accomplished career, Chef Ed has been credited with leading some of the hospitality industry’s most prestigious brands into the new era, while being recognized in the industry.  

Edward is recognized for his ability as a passionate speaker and presenter he inspires all those who hear him speak. Whether a small group of 20 or less or over 1,000 he makes an impact. Edward will deliver valuable insights on building a culture of excellence for your program or innovation over creativity and many other subject matters. Your team will be inspired and ready to approach all they do with a renewed passion, a new way of thinking and performing. 

Let Chef Ed share his proven strategies and philosophy that you can implement for results in the current climate that is a most challenging and fast evolving  every day

Edward will share with you the success of having a culture of culinary excellence that will build your brand. partnering with Edward will ensure your program is result driven while harnessing your team’s talent to focus on innovation, consistency and being the best they can be.

Cook & Presenter

A master of his craft, his cooking sessions, personal chef visits, wine dinners & guest chef appearances have flavorful outcomes. Edward’s presentations and lectures are a game changer that are proven to inspire, motivate and get results.

His range of diverse, local, and global experience qualifies him to successfully make an impact in all he does and share. One presentation with follow up mentoring for your team or a guest chef cooking event and you will taste and see the culinary pride difference from a master.

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Keynote Speaker

A great keynote or lead speaker is the person who talks from the heart, a true storyteller that relates to the audience and speaks too them not at them.

Edward has spent decades as a keynote  and commencement speaker for major organizations like the American Culinary Federation, Culinary Institute of America, Le Cordon Bleu, Johnson & Wales University, Tyson, Ricket & Benckiser, Fortessa, Singapore Chefs Association,  Dubai, New Zealand, China and many more.  

“Don’t settle for good when extraordinary is within reach.”


The word Edward uses for training, teaching, and coaching is mentoring.  His true success has been the success of the many culinarians that worked with him in his kitchens and are now successful in the profession and leading the way.

Edward genuinely cares about those who work with him or are in the profession. As one chef said he is firm but fair, respects, shares his knowledge gives honest feedback and listens. He is a master of the profession but continues to learn and he simply motivates you to be the best you can be. Become part of Chef’s prestigious alumni of chefs.


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