David Venable is an accomplished home cook and the author of the best-selling cookbook In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home. He’s best known for being a program host on QVC.
His hit show, In the Kitchen with David®, which airs Sundays at Noon ET and Wednesdays at 8pm ET, offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets, and cookbooks.
Venable’s passion is cooking and he frequently entertains at his home near West Chester, PA. He spends his summers near the Delaware shore. He loves to travel and has visited 45 states, to date.
David Venable, QVC’s “Resident Foodie”, has been a program host at QVC since 1993 and has hosted over 8,000 hours of live television. Since the launch of his first cookbook, Venable has appeared on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Chew, the Rachael Ray show, and Anderson Live. His recipes have appeared in The New York Times, People, The Huffington Post, Women’s World, Men’s Fitness, and throughout media outlets nationwide. He’s been a featured guest at the Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic, the NY Food & Wine Festival, the Food & Wine Entertaining Showcase in Chicago, and Summer Streets in NYC where he hosted a Healthy Living Cook-Off. He was also the marquee host of Sur La Table’s highly acclaimed Grand Cochon 555 and presented at Oprah’s O! You event. He was a featured guest at the Boston Wine Expo, New York Wine & Food Festival, and continues to provide yearly demonstrations at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Venable maintains a library of over 500 recipes on QVC.com with two new recipes added weekly. His first cookbook, released in October 2012, quickly became a best seller. The book contains 150 hearty, easy-to-make recipes designed with the home cook in mind. David’s second cookbook, Back Around the Table: An "In the Kitchen with David" Cookbook, was published in 2014. Over 200,000 copies have been sold at QVC alone.
Venable was raised in North Carolina and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in radio, television, and motion pictures from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. Today, Venable spends his free time traveling and doing what he loves most: cooking and entertaining.
I’m someone that eats, sleeps, and breathes food. I started cooking as soon as I could see over my mother’s kitchen counter and I’ve been learning and asking questions ever since.
I grew up on Southern comfort food but I’ve come to realize comfort isn’t limited to any one place or area. No matter where we live or where or families come from, we all have our favorite dishes. Comfort food speaks to feelings and flavors, aromas and memories. My goal is to make everyone feel comfortable—and at home—when they come into my kitchen.