Bradley Ogden has a new career set up for himself back in the Bay Area. The James Beard Award-winning chef who has his eponymous restaurant at Caesars Palace, long-rumored to become Gordon Ramsay’s second restaurant in Vegas, set up a multimedia company with Chris Kelly, Facebook's first general counsel, in San Jose.
“Their as-yet-unnamed multimedia company is already at work on a pilot for a new cooking show, Real Food With Chef Bradley Ogden. The show, which will be shopped around to TV networks, will follow Ogden as he visits farmers and artisan purveyors, and cooks at home with friends and family, including his son, Bryan, 34, also a gifted chef.”
The eight years Ogden commuted back and forth to the Bay Area from Vegas put a strain on his relationships with Bryan, and his other two sons, Chad, a chef at a Macau resort, and Cory, a doctor in Woodland Hills. The 59-year-old “Ogden's health also suffered. Six years ago, he was hospitalized to remove a noncancerous tumor the size of a baseball from his chest.”
Three years ago, he opened Root 246, specializing in his signature farm-to-table cuisine. That consulting contract ended last year and gave him a chance to look to the future. "I can't retire,” Ogden says. “I have too much to give and too much still to accomplish."
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