Michael Symon Biography
|Date of Birth:||1969 , September-19|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Michael D. Symon|
|Birth Place/City||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Profession||chef,television personality, and author|
|Education||Culinary Institute of America|
Michael D. Symon has various acclaims to himself as a popular American Chef, restaurateur, and author. He is an acknowledged television personality as well.
After winning the esteemed James Beard Foundation award he has persistently appeared in TV shows such as Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, The Chew etc
Michael Symon has also described his culinary arts in his periodicals such as Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Gourmet Saveur, Esquire to mention some. He is the proprietor of numerous restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.
Early life and Education of Michael Symon
Michael Symon was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 19 September 1969. He is an American belonging to the White-American ethnicity. He was brought up in North Olmsted, Ohio.
He did his schooling from St. Richard School in North Olmsted and St. Edward High school in Lakewood. He graduated in 1987.
He has Greek, Italian as well as Eastern European ancestry. He obtained his culinary skills by enrolling in Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and graduated in 1990. He also indulged himself in a part-time job as a cook.
Michael Symon's Professional Bio
Michael Symon worked in the Cleveland restaurant in Lakewood. He also worked in Piccolo Mondo and Caxton café as a Chef. He bought the Café Lola from a couple and renamed it as Lolita established in Downtown Cleveland. He opened yet another restaurant, Parea in New York. It became famous for serving Greek food.
The restaurant was figured as “100 Tastes to try” in 2007 in Food Wine magazine. The restaurant was closed in 2007 and was acquired by another person.
He also competed in Iron Chef America, however, lost to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in Battle Asparagus. He hosted several shows such as Dinner: impossible featuring ten episodes. Apart from this, he appeared in Cooking Channel and Food feuds, The Chew etc.
Michael Symon's Net Worth, Salary and Income
Michael Symon has a net worth of around $4 million. He has established a restaurant named “Roast” in the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan in 2008. In June 2017, he sold his house for $549000.
The roast was titled Restaurant of the year in the year 2009 by Detroit Free Press. He started yet another restaurant named Bar Symon in Avon Lake, Ohio. He has made several media appearances on Food Network.
Michael Symon's Personal life, affair and wife
Michael Symon was born to Dennis and Angel Symon. He got married to Liz Shanahan. They have worked in cohesion to ascertain restaurants. He has a stepson named Kyle who was two years old when Symon met Shanahan.
He did a lot of traveling for food feuds comparing local food. He was also interested in writing. He published his first cookbook on 3 November 2009 and it was published by Clarkson Potter. He has written several other books that have been highly praised.
He became part of various endorsement after rising to fame as a restaurateur. He endorsed cookware companies in 2008. He acted alongside actress Eva Longoria to promote Pepsico’s Lay’s potato chip.
Awards and achievements
Michael Symonwas named as Cleveland’s hottest chef in 1995. Michael Symon was also touted as a National rising star in 1997 and one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America in 1998 by food and wine magazine.
Moreover, Symon is the three times winner of Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Best Burger Award (2010, 2011, 2012). He also honored with Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host (shared with his co-hosts on The Chew).