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Is Chef Michael Symon married, Know about his Personal Life and Net Worth, Here

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Michael Symon is a celebrated American chef, restaurateur, television personality as well as an author. Symon is famous for being the James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and also as the winner of Iron Chef America.

Symon has opened many restaurants all over America and appears as a contestant or host in numerous shows.

He is one of the most acclaimed personalities in the culinary world. He owns various restaurants including Lola, Lolita, The B-Spot and also his meat-centric dinner Michael Symon's Roast. Today's digest we will reveal about his net worth plus married life, stay tuned with us. 

Michael Symon Net Worth, Income Sources

Michael Symon has become the spokesperson for various cookware companies including Vitamix and Calphalon. Symon partnered with Weston Products in 2011 to produce his own special kitchenware line named Michael Symon Live to Cook Collection by Weston.

Chef Michael Symon, Source: static

Chef Michael Symon, Source: static

Both in 2012 and 2013 Symon teamed up with actress Eva Longoria to promote Pepsico Lay’s Potato Chips called “Do Us A Flavor” which was very famous on Facebook. To calculate Symon’s success in monetary terms, his net worth is $4 million.

Symon has made contributions to heaps of magazines like Bon Appétit, Esquire, Gourmet and also The Oprah Magazine. He is specially recognized for helping to hoard the restaurant scene in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Symon was named as Cleveland’s Hottest. 

 

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He is specially recognized for helping to hoard the restaurant scene in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Symon was named as Cleveland’s Hottest Chef in 1995 by The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine.

The Restaurant Hospitality Magazine named him a National Rising Star in 1997. The very next year Symon was named one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine.

 

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He is specially recognized for helping to hoard the restaurant scene in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Symon was named as Cleveland’s Hottest Chef in 1995 by The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine.

The Restaurant Hospitality Magazine named him a National Rising Star in 1997. The very next year Symon was named one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine.

Michael Symon Personal Life

Short Bio

Michael D. Symon was born on 19th September 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio to father Dennis Symon and mother Angel Symon. Symon is of Greek, Italian and Eastern European ancestry. He grew up in North Olmsted; Ohio where he attended St. Richard School based in North Olmsted and joined St. Edward High School in Lakewood from where he graduated in 1987.

 

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He joined the Culinary Institute of America based in Hyde Park, New York and graduated in 1990. Meanwhile, he began working as a part-time cook at Gepetto’s on Warren Rd. Eventually, Symon began working on the Cleveland restaurant scene at a Mediterranean restaurant named Player’s based in Lakewood. Finally, he became a chef and then moved to Piccolo Mondo in 1993.

Symon Married Life

Symon worked there for a few years before moving to Caxton Café. Symon and his present wife Liz Shanahan opened a restaurant in 1997 named Lola in Cleveland’s trendy Tremont neighborhood. Lola is the name of Symon’s aunt. The restaurant was formerly owned by Vermont food scene pioneers Gerry Groh and Lynda Khoury and was named Bohemia.

Michael Symon and his wife Liz, Source: zimbio

Michael Symon and his wife Liz, Source: Zimbio

After successful years the couple finally decided to sell it to Symon and Liz. Lola alone was given ravishing reviews one of which being America’s Best Restaurant in Gourmet magazine in its October 2000 issue. Symon later converted Lola into Lolita and reopened Lola in downtown Cleveland 2006.

Symon Ventures

For Lola and Lolita’s success, Symon was named Best Local Chef by Cleveland Magazine in 2007. After Lola and Lolita’s success, Symon opened his third restaurant in 15th April 2006 named Paris (Greek meaning “a group of friends” or in New York City it means “company”) located on East 20th Street near Park Avenue.

Paris specialized in upscale Greek food. Symon himself gave only 2 stars to the food but the New York Times food critic stated that the sound level reached “piercing heights”.

Food & Wine magazine even named Paris on “100 Tastes to try in 07” but it closed in 2007. Then in the autumn of 2008, Symon went on to open a restaurant at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel based in Detroit, Michigan named Roast. Success followed as it was named the 2009 Restaurant of the Year by the Detroit Free Press.

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Michael Symon, Source: Squarespace

 Then on 1st July 2009, Michael Symon opened his fourth restaurant named Bar Symon in Avon Lake, Ohio. Bar Symon specialized in casual concept on tavern food. Then again he opened a similar restaurant in Woodmere Ohio named B Spot. Symon announced on 19th October 2010 that he would be closing the Avon Lake location of Bar Symon which was a letdown to many customers.

But then, later on, he announced that he would be opening two more B Spot one in Strongsville and the other in Westlake. B spot locations started to pop up everywhere one of which was opened at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and another opened on the club level at Cleveland Browns Stadium for the 2012 NFL season.

Chef Micael Symon, Source: fnr.sndimg

Chef Micael Symon, Source: for sending

Then again Symon decided to open another Bar Symon in Pittsburgh International Airport-Airmail in partnership with United Concessions Group and The Parkside Shops on 25th July 2012. Symon was seen promoting the Food Network’s video game Cook Or Be Cooked for Nintendo Wii during the summer of 2009. He also appeared as a rotating host in Food Network’s Melting Pot. He lost on Iron Chef America in 2005 but he won Iron Chef America on 18th November 2007.

In an episode, Michael Symon and Michael Psilakis teamed up to take on twin brothers Nicola and Fabrizio Carro. Symon and Psilakis looked more like twins due to which people got a misconception that Symon has a twin brother. Symon went on to host ten episodes of Dinner: Impossible. Cooking Channel’s show Cook Like an Iron Chef debuted in July 2010.

10th October 2010 saw the premiere of the show Food Feuds which featured Symon. Symon went on to co-host ABC network’s The Chew in September 2011. The show focused on food-related and lifestyle topics on a daily basis. Fellow Clevelander Michael Ruhlman’s 2001 book The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Towards Perfection featured Michael Symon.

Symon went on to collaborate with Ruhlman in 2009 to write his first cookbook entitled Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen. Then again on 25th September Symon’s second cookbook titled The Chew: Food, Life, Fun was published.

The chef also began releasing seasonal e-book cookbooks with three of the books titled The Chew: Winter Flavors, The Chew: Spring Flavors and The Chew: Summer Flavors.  Later The Chew: What’s for Dinner was also released”.

Symon stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches and has a well-built body hence he was named the Cleveland’s Hottest Chef in 1995.

Symon Liz Shanahan who has also been collaborating with many of Symon’s restaurants. The couple doesn't have their own children but Symon has a stepson named Kyle Symon (born in 1988) from Liz’s previous marriage. Soon after Liz’s divorce she and Symon began dating. 

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