Jill Aker-Ray is a well-regarded Charlotte area TV Chef. She is a regular contributor to WCNC's (NBC) Charlotte Today show since 2010, has appeared on WBTV Charlotte, Fox 46 Charlotte, Fox 17/Grand Rapids, WOOD/West Michigan, KDFW/Dallas and more.
For tasty recipe ideas and genius life hacks, watch a few of her videos below!
Work With Me!
For several years, Chef Jill has worked with Food Lion as their on-air culinary chef at Charlotte Today on NBC Charlotte. She has coordinated with their PR team on company, store and circular promotions by developing recipes and demonstrating them on-air. Chef Jill also worked for The Fresh Market as a brand ambassador, working in store, as well as on air in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Dallas markets to promote the featured brands and store promotions. She worked with Chefs USA at Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market and Kroger statewide doing in-store cooking demos featuring popular brands and varied companies. Her greatest passion is the regular cooking segments she does at NBC’s Charlotte Today show, WBTV’s Morning Break, Bounce and Morning News in Charlotte and working with Fox 46 Charlotte on occasion. Chef Jill has so much fun, also, being a fun hack/Pinterest specialist to entertain, as well as promote various products and holidays through engaging and interactive segments with the hosts.
Chef Jill would be excited to work with your brand as a culinary or lifestyle expert as a brand ambassador or on media tours to get your word out in a sincere and enthusiastic way with a “non-scripted” feel. Contact Jill directly or work with her favorite TV professionals who can help target your specific markets and use their inside knowledge of broadcast operations and specialize in content to get perfect results:
“Chef Jill has been a member of the Charlotte Today family since the very beginning. She prepares authentic recipes with ease, providing our viewers with tips on making real meals they'll actually make at home and enjoy! Chef Jill is such a delight to have on our show!”
Mary Oakley, Executive Producer, Charlotte Today/WCNC