For Katie Lee Biegel, co-host of Food Network's Emmy®-nominated "The Kitchen," cooking wasn't just a hobby growing up, it was a way of life. Raised in a modest, tight-knit West Virginia family, each evening centered around the dinner menu. Eager to get involved, Biegel began cooking at the tender age of four under the guidance of her mentor, Grandma Dora. Using fresh vegetables from her Grandpa's garden and meat from the family's cattle and pig farms, Biegel quickly learned the value of seasonal ingredients.
In addition to “The Kitchen”, Biegel can be seen regularly on the Food Network shows “Best. Ever.” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and as a judge for the network’s popular “Halloween Baking Championship” series. She hosted three seasons of Cooking Channel’s “Beach Bites with Katie Lee” and has the popular web series on FoodNetwork.com “Katie Lee Eats Meat, In Sweats” and “What Would Katie Eat?” Biegel regularly appears in the kitchen on “Rachael Ray” and as a contributor on “Today.”
Biegel has written four cookbooks, most recently, It’s Not Complicated, which was released in March 2021. Biegel’s first cookbook, The Comfort Table, was released in 2008, soon followed by The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions (2009) and then Endless Summer Cookbook, released in April 2015. In addition to her comfort food cookbooks, she published her first novel, Groundswell, in 2011. She was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for her work on “The Kitchen.”
Outside of her culinary and literary adventures, Biegel is an ambassador for 96 Elephants and is on the board of the Food Bank of New York. Biegel joined Revlon in January 2020 as the brand’s ambassador for their Total Color vegan permanent hair color. She was featured in People Magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” as one of the “2020 Beauties of the Year.” She joined WW as an ambassador in January 2021. She also works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys surfing and traveling. She resides in the Hamptons and NYC with her family.