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Shep Gordon


Shep Gordon

PHOTOS: Jesse Dittmar

It wasn’t all that long ago that the name Shep Gordon was unfamiliar to me. Even after having spent twelve years working in the music business, I hadn’t heard of this man - though he managed some of the biggest acts in history, like Alice Cooper and Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross and Pink Floyd (for about a day).

The first time I became aware of Shep was an episode of Charlie Rose a few years back, where he was being interviewed about the upcoming documentary on his life and discussing the many things he’d accomplished - including the fact that he is responsible for creating the concept of the celebrity chef. The reason that Emeril Lagasse ended up on your TV and in your spice rack? That’s Shep.

And that’s exactly why we’re so excited to welcome him to the main stage at EEEEEATSCON on Saturday May 20th. His life story is remarkable, and we’re excited for him to share it with you. But the most remarkable thing about Shep isn’t what he’s done - it’s the way he’s done it. Mike Meyers doesn’t make a movie about you called Supermensch unless you’ve carried yourself a certain way. And that might be the most inspiring thing about him.

To prep you for Shep’s talk at EEEEEATSCON, we’d recommend two things. Pick up his book They Call Me Supermensch (it’s a fantastic, easy read), and check out his LA restaurant picks below. See you at the main stage.

Shep's "Perfect For" Picks

Il Piccolino Perfect For: Celebrity Sightings 350 N Robertson Blvd

“The best turkey bolognese in the world!!!!! Great old hollywood faces!!!!!”

Blue Plate Oysterette Perfect For: Clams 1355 Ocean Ave

“Santa Monica on the ocean....clams baked, steamed, fried and more!!!!”

Wolf Perfect For: Impressing Out Of Towners 7661 Melrose Ave

“New, hip, and cutting edge….everything about it is cool. The food, the chef, the patrons..all of it.”

CUT by Wolfgang Puck Perfect For: Damn Good Steaks 9500 Wilshire Blvd

“The perfect steak house. Wolfgang puck at his best!!!!”

Nobu Perfect For: 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy

“The ultimate dining experience…beautiful setting on the ocean, beautiful Nobu food, and DEFINITELY the beautiful people.”

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