Who is Michael D. Symon and what is his net worth 2018? Michael D. Symon is the Chef, Television star, Author, and Restaurateur, who was born on 19th September 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He is popularly known as “Food chef of USA”. He is a foodie by nature.
Mike did his schooling from St. Richard School at North Olmsted in Ohio, U.S. In 1987, He graduated from St. Edward High School at Lakewood in Ohio, U.S. His ambition is to become Pilot, but his passion is towards cooking. He followed his passion and joined in Culinary Institute of America in New York, U.S and graduated in 1990.
He has cooked and eats by his own during his early age. Since he got inspired by cooking, he worked as an Assistant chef for a part-time job at Geppetto’s Pizza and Ribs on Warren Road. He got divorced and married to Liz Shanahan now. He has one son from his ex-wife.
In 1993, he worked in small restaurant Piccolo Mondo as a chef. Later in February 1997, Mike along with Liz Shanahan opened the restaurant Lola (renamed as Lolita in 2005) in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. In 2006, he opened another restaurant Parea in New York city, U.S. Parea was closed in the year 2007 by mike.
In 2008, Restaurant by the name Roast was opened. In 2009, Bar Symon at Avon Lake and B-Spot at Woodmere in Ohio, U.S. was opened. In 2010, he closed Bar Symon at Avon Lake. In the year 2011, He opened various branches of B-Spot in Strongsville and Westlake. In 2012, he opened at Pittsburgh International Airport, Cleveland’s Brown Stadium, and Horseshoe Casino.
In 2015, He opened Symon’s Burger joint in Austin, TX. He worked in periodicals like Bon Appétit, Esquire, Food Arts, Gourmet, Saveur and O, The Oprah Magazine.
In 2016, He opened Mabel’s BBQ in Downtown Cleveland. Mike featured in many TV shows “The Chew” on ABC channel, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, “Food Feuds” and “Iron Chef America” on Food Network and “Cook like an Iron Chef” on the Cooking channel.
He is the chef and owner of numerous restaurants all over the world. Some of them are Lola, Lolita, Mabel’s BBQ, The B Spot and Michael Symon’s Roast.
In 2015, Michael D. Symon won a Daytime Emmy Award For Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for the TV show “The Chew”. He is the winner of Iron Chef America. He is the winning chef of James Beard Foundation Award. His own restaurant Lola named as One of the America‘s Best Restaurant in Gourmet Magazine (October 2000 issue). In 2007, He was awarded Best Local Chef by Cleveland Magazine.
His restaurant Parea got named as 100 Tastes to Try in ’07 in Food & Wine magazine. In 2009, His restaurant Roast named as Restaurant of the year by Detroit Free Press. He is the Hatrick winner of Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Best Burger Award in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Michael D. Symon Net Worth
He has a net worth of $4.5 million. He also earned income from co-hosting the television series. He got a bigger profit from his own restaurants. His cookbooks sold in large numbers and had a good profit worldwide. He has also written for few publications. He asked to write articles for the better price. He is the spokesperson for cookware companies like Vitamix and Calphalon. Mike is one of the partners for Weston Products.
Like other celebrities, Mike also had critics and controversies for his baldness, fat body, his sexuality as gay. He becomes popular in social media. Many follow his tips and preparation of dishes via online, books, magazines, TV shows and in social medias.