Alejandra head shot with her holding a tomato in a black chef's apron

Alejandra has performed cooking segments on national television programs like Access Hollywood Live and The Talk. She has appeared on prominent Spanish-language shows such as Univision’s Primera Edición and Café CNN. Her recipes and interviews have been featured in popular magazines like InTouch Weekly and Taste of Home.


A top finalist and fan favorite on FOX’s popular show MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay, Alejandra has now established her presence in the culinary world.  She has performed cooking demonstrations all over the United States at prestigious food and wine festivals such as Taste of Chicago, Palm Desert Food & Wine, and Washington DC International Food & Wine.

Formerly trained as an architect and urban planner, Alejandra switched careers to pursue her passion for cooking.  She now owns a line of seasoning blends, cooks for private clients and corporations, travels around the country and abroad for public appearances, and teaches corporate cooking seminars for high-profile clients such as SONY Pictures. She is also writing her first cookbook and working on exciting new media and television projects.

TV Appearances

MasterChef, FOX – Season 2 with Gordon Ramsay. Los Angeles, CA. Summer 2011

The Talk, CBS – Cooking segment with Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, and Aisha Tyler. March 2014

ABC News, ABC Channel 7 – Healthy cooking segment with summer favorites. Chicago, IL. July 2013

Today in LA, NBC 4 – Healthy cooking segment for 4th of July. Los Angeles, CA. July 2012

FOX Studio 11, FOX LA – Valentine’s Day inspired cooking segment. Los Angeles, CA. February 2014

Access Hollywood LIVE, NBC 4 – Cooking segment with Billy Bush and guest co-host Lisa Rinna. Los Angeles, CA. July 2011

Lánzate, Univision 34 – Cooking segment with singer-songwriter Ricardo Montaner. Los Angeles, CA. March 2013

Primera Edición, Univision 34 – Healthy cooking segment for Valentine’s Day. Los Angeles, CA. February 2012

Café CNN, CNN Español – Healthy cooking segment. Atlanta, GA. October 2011

MasterChef Interview, FOX 50 – On-camera interview. Los Angeles, CA. June 2011

Rehab with Dr. Drew, VH1 – Healthy cooking for patients/reunion with family episode. Pasadena, CA. June 2012

Cafe CNN, CNN Español – Interview with Alejandra Oraa. Los Angeles, CA. September, 2011


MasterChef: The Ultimate Cookbook.  Featured contestant – recipe and article.

Rodale Books. Shine America.  October 2012


Chef Alejandra Schrader Shares Summer Salad Recipe Featured article and recipe. Palm Springs Life Magazine. July 2013.

Meet Chef Alejandra Schrader, April’s Shine Supper Club Winner! Featured article and recipe. Yahoo! Shine. April 2013.

Beer Pairing Recipes Featured recipe. Online version November, 2012

Alejandra Schrader Pops Up at The Brewery, Saturday in Downtown Grub Street Los Angeles. June 2012

Celebrity Chef Alejandra Schrader Brings “La Tasca” to Marina del Rey on August 11th, 2012 August 2012

Live videochat with the Diabetes Hands Foundation September 2012

 Q &A with Los Angeles’ own ‘Masterchef’ hopeful, Alejandra Schrader. Interview by Danielle Turchiano. The Examiner. June 2011


“MasterChef’s Alejandra: Half her size”. InTouch Weekly Magazine. August 2011

“MasterChef 2011 Premiere Issue”. Taste of Home Magazine. September 2011

“Alejandra Schrader flexes her mussels”. Featured recipe and article. Palm Springs Life Magazine. Palm Springs, CA. March 2013

Wine Country This Week. Featured recipe and blurb. Napa, CA. October 2012

“Playa Del Rey woman is vying to be a “MasterChef”. Interview by Stephanie Cary. The Daily Breeze. June 2011

“Foxy Lady”.  Coastal Style Magazine. September – October 2011

Food Festivals/Public Appearances

Taste of Chicago –  Celebrity Chef, Healthy cooking demonstration. Chicago, IL. July 2013

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert 2013. Palm Desert, CA. March 2013

Taste of Chicago – Celebrity Chef, Healthy cooking demonstration. Chicago, IL. August 2012

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2012. Palm Desert, CA. March 2012

Public event by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Celebrity chef, healthy cooking demonstration. South Gate, CA. May 2012

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival. Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Washington, DC. February 2012

South Bay Food Festival. Home Depot Center. Healthy Cooking Demonstration. Carson, CA. October 2011