Who is Alejandra Schrader?

She shares her expertise in wholesome, sustainable diets as they relate to human health and that of the planet

She is the author of “The Low-Carbon Cookbook and Action Plan: Reduce Food Waste and Combat Climate Change with 140 Sustainable Plant-Based Recipes” (DK/Penguin Random House, June 2021). Her book won the Food Waste category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for the United States. She has a Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University.

Alejandra has been interviewed by high-profile media including The New York Times and Forbes.

As a celebrity chef, Ms. Schrader has showcased her passion for planet-friendly food on all major US television networks on national shows such as Access Hollywood Live, The Talk, Café CNN, and Despierta América. She is an alum of the popular cooking show ‘MasterChef’ with Gordon Ramsay where she earned the title of fan favorite.

Ms. Schrader has been invited to speak at the United Nations and the World Bank. Her message focuses on healthy diets, nutrition, sustainability as the key for optimal food systems where everyone has access to good food.

Some of the international events where she has spoken include the Global Nutrition Summit 2017 in Milan, Italy and the EAT Forum 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. She has spoken at Devex World 2020 and United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 events. In 2022, she has spoken at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland and later addressed the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. Alejandra will speak at AGRF 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda in September 2022.

Ms. Schrader is a Sister on the Planet Ambassador for Oxfam America. She has traveled internationally to work with ecological farmers and underprivileged communities in developing countries such as Peru as well as El Salvador and Honduras. She has also done policy advocacy at the United States Capitol where she has met with elected officials including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and then US Senator, now Vice-President Kamala Harris, among others.

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