Michael Smith Biography
- Age: 50 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Name: Michael Smith
- Birth Name: Michael Dixon Smith
- Father: Margaret
- Mother: Ralph
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Chef and writer
- Net Worth: $30 million
- Married to: Sarah Smith
- Children: Gabriel ,Gabe,Ariella and Camille
- Divorce: Sarah Smith
- Education: McDonogh 35 High School
- Awards: James Beard Award
- TV Show: Around the Horn 13
Michael Smith is an American Chef and writer who is the host of The Inn Chef, Chef at Large, Chef at home, Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef Abroad and Canadian reality cooking television series, Chopped Canada.
Smith is the winner of a James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence. He also won Award for Best National Television Cooking Show.
Early life and education
Michael Smith was born as Michael Dixon Smith on October 13, 1966, in New York City, New York, United States. He holds American Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Smith grew up with his parents Margaret and Ralph along with his siblings in New York City.
Smith was undergraduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology. During that time, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa National Fraternity. He obtained his degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York City in 1991.
After his graduation, Smith worked in London, South America restaurants, and the Caribbean. Later he moved to North American to cook in different restaurants in Manhattan.
In 1992, Smith joined the Prince Edward Island’s now most popular country inn, The Inn at Bay Fortune in Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island which was soon marked as one of Canada's top 10 restaurants with the chef regarded for his intense focus on regionalism and the foods of Prince Edward Island.
After Six years later, Smith debuted with the television show, The Inn Chef aired on the Life Network and later went to Food Network Canada.
The series featured Smith as he took viewers inside the inn's real-life country kitchen where he gained best Variety/Music/Cooking Show in TV GUIDE Canada's 2001 Reader Poll. The series currently airs on Prime TV.
In the year 1999, Smith opened his restaurant, in Halifax, Maple, and Nova Scotia. It soon became a recognized as one of the top venues in the country for Canadian Cuisine.
In the fall of 2001, Smith dropped Maple to focus on his new Food Network Canada series Chef at Large. The next year, presented the James Beard Award for Best National Television Special for his documentary Saturday night.
In 2008, Smith hosted a new show on Food Network Canada entitled Chef Abroad. Interestingly, he was at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, when the airport was seized during the Thai political crisis.
Michael Smith married Rachel, with whom he has one child, Gabriel but unfortunately, they separated in 2009.
Later, Smith began dating to singer/songwriter Chastity Fizzard. After a long year relationship, they decide to get married in 2013.
The couple blessed with three children, son Gabe, and their daughters Ariella and Camille. He currently lives in New York with his family and often surprises them on Sunday with songs and self-cooked food.
Michael Smith has earned huge amount of net worth from his brilliant career; His current net worth is around $30 million. He also owns several famous restaurants.
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