Alexandra Maria Guarnaschelli, born June 20, 1969, better known as Alex Guarnaschelli, is a popular American chef, author, cookbook, and television personality. She was senior chef at The Darby restaurant before it closed and currently holds the position at New York City’s Butter restaurant. Guarnaschelli has spent a lot of time in France studying cooking.
|Full Name:||Alexandra Maria Guarnaschelli|
|Date of Birth:||June 20, 1969|
|Place of Birth:||St. Louis, Missouri|
|State of Origin:||Missouri|
|Occupation:||Chef & Author|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Early Life and Education
Alex Guarnaschelli is the daughter (and only child) of John Guarnaschelli and cookbook author Maria Guarnaschelli.
Her family moved to New York City when she was just a few days old, after she was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
While seeing her mother edit cookbooks at home, Guarnaschelli first developed an interest in cooking.
She earned an art history degree from Barnard College in 1991.
She spent a year in 1991 working for minimal wage in a restaurant called An American Place.
Larry Forgione, whose son is the Iron Chef Marc Forgione, was a mentor to Guarnaschelli, who later worked at a number of eateries in France, New York, and Los Angeles, including Guy Savoy’s La Butte Chaillot.
Prior to taking the helm at Butter, she had held positions as executive chef at Joachim Splichal’s Patina and Daniel Boulud’s self-titled eatery.
Before the restaurant The Darby closed, she served as its executive chef. She serves as the culinary council’s chair at the Museum of Food and Drink.
On the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, Guarnaschelli competed against Cat Cora in the 2007 “Farmers’ Market Battle.” The contest was won by Cora.
Since Alex Guarnaschelli has participated in the show as a judge. She participated in The Next Iron Chef’s fourth season in 2011, when she finished as the third runner-up.
Additionally, she participated in the Food Network Challenge’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast episode but came in last.
Guarnaschelli joined Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s team as a sous chef after competing in The Next Iron Chef’s fourth season.
She started hosting The Cooking Loft with Alex Guarnaschelli on The Food Network in 2008.
In this show, the chef instructs a small group of students on how to create inventive takes on traditional dishes.
In addition to often appearing as a judge on Food Network’s cooking competition shows Chopped, Cooks Vs. Cons, Young and Hungry, and Guy’s Grocery Games, Guarnaschelli has also been on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
The Food Network television program Alex’s Day Off which debuted in October 2009, featured Guarnaschelli as its star. It has 32 episodes over three seasons.
She participated in The Next Iron Chef: Redemption’s fifth season and defeated chef Amanda Freitag in the competition’s decisive Kitchen Stadium match.
On December 30, 2012, her first Iron Chef challenge on Iron Chef America aired.
Alex Guarnaschelli Net Worth
Alex Guarnaschelli is a popular American chef and author with a net worth of $2 million. She is one of the richest American chef.
Alex Guarnaschelli married Brandon Clark on April 29, 2007. They met in 2006, while Alex was a fish instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.
They welcomed their daughter, Ava in July 2007.
After their marriage eventually came to an end, Guarnaschelli revealed in June 2020 that she was engaged to Chopped champion chef Michael Castellon, who had proposed to her over the weekend of June 19–20 on her birthday.
The pair announced the breakup of their engagement in February 2022.
How tall is Alex Guarnaschelli? She has an height of 1.54 m, and weight of 74 kg which makes her an average height and weight.
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