Courtney Rada Bio

Courtney is the host of Carnivorous.

Host Courtney Rada with Black's BBQ owner, Kent Black, as seen on Where's The Beef, Season 1.

Photo by: Jennifer Boomer

Jennifer Boomer

When most kids were dreaming of cookies and cake, Courtney Rada was dreaming of riblets and steak. A comedian and food lover, Courtney grew up in the restaurant business. As a native of South Jersey, she has always been a fan of farm-fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Shout out to The Garden State, she says! Genuinely curious about every meat’s story, Courtney loves to make herself at home in everyone’s kitchen.

In April of 2018, Courtney made her TV debut on Food Network’s Ultimate Summer Cook-Off as a guest judge with Chef Eddie Jackson. Since then, Courtney’s been launched into a world of hosting and judging on shows such as Food Network/Cooking Channel’s Beat Bobby Flay, Valerie Bertinelli’s Family Food Showdown, The Best Thing I Ever Ate and more. In 2017, she hosted several shows on Genius Kitchen, a digital subsidiary of Food Network, including a series called Carnivorous.

A trained actor and comedian, Courtney’s screen and standup credits include Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Elite Daily, Bustle, HowCast and Amazon.

When not working, you can find Courtney cooking at home, planning her next getaway, editing an Instagram caption, hitting the gym or reading a book she won’t finish. Courtney loves to share a joke, a bite and a laugh with everyone she “meats.”

Next Up

Meat Enthusiast Courtney Rada Brings the Beef on New Show Carnivorous

Carnivorous kicks off on Sunday, July 14 with double premieres at 1|12c and 1:30|12:30c.

Stephanie Izard Bio

Iron Chef Izard is the newest chef to join the Chairman's elite ranks. She earned her title in 2017 during the premiere season of Iron Chef Gauntlet.

Marsh Mokhtari Bio

Marsh Mokhtari is an experimental chef always looking for new techniques. He is the host of Food Network's Extreme Chef. Find out more on Food Network.

Marcus Samuelsson Bio

Marcus Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. He appears frequently as a judge on Chopped. Find out more on Food Network.

Ina Garten Bio

Get to know Ina Garten, host of Barefoot Contessa.

Latest Stories

Related Pages