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Patrick Neely    

Restauranteur, TV Personality & Author

Patrick Neely is a restauranteur, television personality and author as well as the co-owner of Neely's Bar-B-Que restaurant in Memphis, Tenessee.

Fueled by the popular appeal of his restaurants, Pat embarked on a career as one of America’s favorite celebrity chefs with Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys, where he shared the secrets behind his favorite dishes and his passion for food, family and fun. Down Home with the Neelys was the highest-rated series debut in the history of Food Network’s “In the Kitchen” block. The show enjoyed thirteen successful seasons on that network and its sister channel, GAC. He’s took media career to a new level for the 2016 – 2017 season by hosting and executive producing SAVE TO WIN, a brand new game show on the CW Television Network as part of its “One Magnificent Morning” programming block.

Building on his tremendous success in television, Pat became a respected cookbook author with New York Times best-seller Down Home with the Neelys (Knopf, 2009), and its follow-up, The Neely’s Celebration Cookbook (Knopf 2011). Pat’s most recent book, Back Home with the Neelys (Knopf), was published in April 2014. In 2013, he partnered with QVC to offer a line of branded cookware.

Since 2014, Pat has served as a national brand ambassador for Family Dollar Stores. Pat has also represented several other major brands in national marketing campaigns including Kraft Foods, McDonald’s and Boston Market.

As a highly successful restaurateur, Pat has owned and operated restaurants in Memphis, Nashville and New York City. In 2007, Pat was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Memphis Restaurant Association. Pat participates on several charitable boards and committees and he is a member of The Dreamers Club for the National Civil Rights Museum.

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