Ceci Carmichael graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in 1998 and went on to start Swell Food, a personal chef service. In 1999, she became one of the hosts of Calling All Cooks on the Food Network. Three years later, she went on to host her own show on the Food Network, Good Food Fast as well as contributing as the food expert on Simplify Your Life on the Fine Living Network. She can now be seen as one of the chef experts on Home Made Simple on the Oprah Winfrey Channel. In her down time, Ceci runs a kitchen coaching business, developing recipes for clients and teaching them in a fun approachable way how to prepare them. She is also a volunteer chef with Wellness in the Schools, which prepares fresh & healthy food from scratch for public elementary schools.