Celebrity Cookbook F.A.Q.

When is the deadline to contribute ?

Currently the deadline is based on the number of confirmed celebrity submissions who have provided a recipe, an autographed color photo, inspirational quote or story and a signed release document.

What do you need from the celebrity to participate ?

  • Personal family recipe
  • Autographed color photo
  • Inspirational quote or story
  • Signed release/disclosure document

When will the book be released ?

The release date is to be determined. We are collecting material, under the circumstances, on many different time tables from agents and celebrities. Once we have collected all of the materials the book will be published.

Where and how will the book be distributed ?

The book will be distributed online and retail locations.

What is the format for the cookbook?

Each celebrity is given both the left and right pages on each page turn. The left page will contain the recipe ingredients, preparation information followed by the inspirational quote or story. The right page will have the autographed photo followed by a brief bio.

Is this the first cookbook you have done for the initiative ?


How much of the proceeds go to those you serve ?

100% of the proceeds of book sales go directly to those we serve.

Who will publish the book?

The cookbook will be self-published and available as an ebook as well as hard copy. Additionally, retail locations we approach through or marketing efforts. The advantages of this route v.s. traditional publishing are:

  1. Full ownership of rights and royalties (the charity retains all)
  2. Completely customizable in all aspects
  3. Fast to market (3-4 months v.s years)
  4. Complete marketing control

Can we email the requested assets requested ?

Yes email is acceptable provided the autographed photo is high resolution for printing.

What is your non-discrimination policy ?

Empty Vessel does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

What minimum resolution should the photo be ?

300 DPI

For more than a decade, Empty Vessel has helped transform the lives of the homeless, the youth and the resource challenged of under-served communities. We offer support services to young people in need and the homeless, the underserved and displaced.