David Venable

Title: Culinary Host QVC
Expertise: culinary host, home cooking

David Venable is an avid foodie and bestselling cookbook author.


  • Program host of "In the Kitchen With David" on QVC
  • Accomplished home cook
  • Author of three bestselling cookbooks


David Venable is a former writer for The Spruce. He’s best known for being a program host on QVC since 1993 and hosting over 8,000 hours of live television. His hit show, "In the Kitchen With David," offers a unique interactive viewership experience. He is an accomplished home cook and author of three bestselling cookbooks. 

He has appeared as a guest on many national television programs, including 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. 


David 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.

Awards and Publications

David Venable maintains a library of over 500 recipes on QVC.com, and he has written three cookbooks.

He’s been a featured guest at many food festivals, such as the Boston Wine Expo and New York City Wine & Food Festival. He was the marquee host of Sur La Table’s highly acclaimed Grand Cochon 555 and presented at Oprah’s O You! event.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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