Jocelyn Delk Adams Headshot - Everything Food Conference Jocelyn Delk Adams

Jocelyn Delk Adams Headshot - Everything Food Conference


Jocelyn Delk Adams is the founder, author, national television personality and brand ambassador behind the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website, which gives her family’s, particularly her grandmother’s, cherished generational recipes her modern spin while preserving the most important ingredient- tradition.  Jocelyn is a TODAY Show Tastemaker and a cast member one of the Cooking Channel’s longest running most popular shows, “Unique Sweets” .  In addition to being a regular on the TODAY Show, she has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Food Network’s The Kitchen, The Cooking Channel, ABC World News Now, Hallmark Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, O (The Oprah) Magazine, The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, Essence Magazine, Bon Appetit, Southern Living Magazine, and The New York Times Online .  She also recently gave a TED Talk in 2017 about Brand Authenticity and has been a top brand ambassador/write for several top brands.  Jocelyn has been a brand ambassador/writer for top brands such as Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Yoplait, McCormick, Safest Choice Eggs, KitchenAid, White Lily and many more.  

Jocelyn’s first cookbook Grandbaby Cakes was released in September 2015 and was featured as a top fall cookbook by People Magazine, Vanity Fair, Yahoo! and Epicurious.  It also won the Gourmand World Award 2016 for Best Blogger Cookbook USA and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award 2016- Outstanding Literary Instructional Work.   She is the founder of A Charitable Confection, an anti-violence dessert fundraiser featuring the top bakeries in Chicago.  Jocelyn hopes Grandbaby Cakes will continue to deliver inspired recipes shaped by the past but reinvented for the present which will encourage new generations of dessert enthusiasts to learn how to bake and create new family memories for years to come.

National and Local Television Appearances


The Rachael Ray Show

The Kitchen – Food Network – September 2016

Unique Sweets – Cooking Channel

Hallmark Channel- Home and Family – December 2015

CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade – Pillsbury – November 2015

ABC World News Now – November 2015

Several local appearances on:


National and Local Print Magazines Press

Relish Magazine – January 2017

Taste of the South Magazine- Dec 2016

Southern Lady Magazine – September 2016

Southern Living Magazine – March 2016

O (The Oprah) Magazine – February 2016

FW Magazine (Top 20 women in food in Chicago) February 2016

Southern Lady Magazine – January 2016

Essence Magazine – December 2015

Chicago Magazine – December 2015

Chicago Social Magazine- December 2015

Southern Weddings Magazine- Fall 2015

Mississippi Magazine Sept/Oct 2015

Celebrate Magazine – Sept/Oct 2015

Taste of the South Magazine – Sept/Oct 2015

Michigan Avenue Magazine – Sept 2015

Better Homes and Gardens Feature – December 2014

Better Homes and Gardens – Bloggers We Love- August 2014

Ebony Magazine- August 2014

Chicago Social Magazine – June 2014


Newspaper Press

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

Splash Magazine

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Awards and Nominations

Gourmand World Cookbook Award- Best Blogger Cookbook 2016

NAACP Image Award Nomination- Outstanding Literary Instructional 2016

The Kitchn Homies – Best Recipe Blog Nominee 2013

Black Weblog Awards 2013 Best Food Blog Nominee

Yahoo! Shine Club Best Holiday Recipes Winner Article – 2012


Online Press

Bon Appetit Featured EssayHow My Grandmother Taught Me The Rules of Baking and Life 2016

People Magazine – Top Fall Cookbooks 2015

Country Living Magazine

Yahoo! Cookbook of the Week

Design Sponge

Vanity Fair – Top Fall Cookbooks 2015

Essence Magazine

Ebony Magazine


The Everygirl


Today Food



Jet Magazine


The Everygirl

New York Times Online

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