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Chef Ryan Wins “The Search for the Weight Watchers® Chef” on ABC’s The CHEW
Ryans Chew Studio PhotoIn 2014, Chef Ryan competed and won the nationally televised cooking competition “The Search for the Weight Watchers® Chef” on ABC’s The CHEW. After the six week competition, Chef Ryan was recognized as the world’s most successful weight loss company’s First-Ever Consulting Chef! He leveraged his unique POV on nutritious cooking and eating to further his life’s work as a culinary expert and spokesperson for the world’s most successful weight loss company, connecting people to their own stories of reinvention through healthy food.

Chef Ryan appears as Weight Watchers® Chef on the TODAY Show with Jessica Simpson Ryan and Jessica Simpson
During his tenure serving as the First-Ever Weight Watchers® Chef and spokesperson, Chef Ryan and former Weight Watcher’s spokesperson, Jessica Simpson, shared her story with Kathie Lee and Hoda as they talked about her favorite snacks and cooked her favorite pasta dish.

Chef Ryan Named One of BizBash Magazine’s 2014 Innovators of the Year Recognized by BizBash Magazine’s meeting & event2014_InnovatorBadge01 planning group as one of the nation’s Creative Leaders, Chef Ryan is honored to have this distinguished recognition, alongside some of the most talented people in the “experiences industry”.

Centered Chef Featured in Local & National Publications
Chef Ryan is a unique food expert with a feature on the cover of Chicago Athlete, features in Competitor and Triathlete Magazines, as well as contributions to Weight Watchers Magazine, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Diabetes Forecast and USA Triathalon’s “Fuel Station” column to name a few.

Chicago Athlete

Chef Ryan’s Local & National News TV Appearances
Since founding Centered Chef, Chef Ryan has appeared in more than 100 news appearances. With his vibrant and fun-loving personality, he has appeared as a regular on NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, WCIU, CLTV & FOX including the national appearances on the Today Show and The CHEW.

TV Appearances

Chef Ryan featured as the winner in Crain’s Chicago Business “A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur.”
Chef Ryan received follow-up coverage in Crain’s Chicago Business “Entrepreneurs in Action.”

Crain's Chicago Business

Chef Ryan’s media experience is extensive
Whether it’s LIVE or filmed, Chef Ryan’s experience and media expertise has spanned 7 years.