Since retiring from basketball, Charles has turned his passion toward the kitchen. In 2008, he hosted his own unique cooking show, Cafe Oakley. His specialty: healthy options with savory and delicious flavors, notably; turkey burgers. He went on to open Red, The Steakhouse in Cleveland and another location in South Beach, Miami, FL. Oakley has displayed his culinary skills on several cooking competition shows, including Chopped Tournament of Stars on the Food Network, in 2014.
Charles is active today cooking for various private and public parties and can be hired to cook for any event. Please contact Charles with more information about your event and how he can add the “flavor” you are looking for to make your event a huge success. It’s not often you find a talented chef with a 19 year NBA career. Charles offers both the celebrity awareness and cooking prowess for a unique blend and twist for your event.
Look for Charles’ cookbook coming soon….due out in 2016. Make sure to watch the video below of Charles cooking.