Rachael Ray: Photos Of The Talk Show Host By: Jennifer Phang 1 of 5 Rachael Ray — Photos SplashNews.com Rachael Ray knows how to cook up something good. The Glenn Falls, New York native was practically born and raised in a kitchen. Her mother managed restaurants in New York’s Capital District, so it’s no surprise that she would follow in the family business. After a brief stint in New York City, she moved back upstate. While working at a gourmet food shop in Schenectady, New York, Rachael developed her signature “30 Minute Meal” classes. A local television newscast picked her up, and soon, Food Network recognized they had a star in the making. The network signed her to a deal in 2001, launching what would become a multi-media empire. Her “quick and easy” cooking style found success with audiences, and she hosted ’30 Minute Meals’ for 11 seasons. In 20015, she signed a deal to host her own syndicated daytime TV talk show, ‘Rachael Ray.’ Her appearances on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ helped fuel the launch. She would release a series of cookbooks (and biographies). She also used her platform for good. In 2006, she launched the Yum-O! nonprofit organization aiming to help “kids and their families develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.” August 10, 2020, 8:47AM 2 of 5 Rachael Ray Brings The Heat SplashNews.com Rachael Ray poses with her Lobster Newburg Nachos made with lobster tail, Old Bay Seasoning, and served over crackers and salt and vinegar chips. Don’t forget the hot sauce! August 10, 2020, 8:47AM 3 of 5 Rachael Ray Arrives In New York City SplashNews.com There’s no talk show that hasn’t had Rachael Ray on as a guest. She waves while arriving at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York City August 10, 2020, 8:47AM 4 of 5 Rachael Ray Dines With Presidents SplashNews.com Chef Rachael Ray arrives at the White House for a 2016 state dinner in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama was hosting an event for Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. August 10, 2020, 8:47AM 5 of 5 Rachael Ray Is An Icon SplashNews.com Rachael Ray became a television icon when she signed her first deal with Food Network in 2001. From there, she would release a series of books, star in her daytime talk show, and become synonymous with quick-and-delicious cooking. August 10, 2020, 8:47AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.