Rick Bayless Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20.Sep.2017
Facts of Rick Bayless
Date of Birth: 1953 , November-23
Age:64 years old
Birth Nation: Mexico
NameRick Bayless
FatherJohn Bayless
MotherLevita Bayless
Birth Place/CityOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Net Worth$ 30 Million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Weight in KGN/A
Married toDeann Bayless (m. 1979)
ChildrenLane Ann Bayless
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
AwardsJames Beard Award 2007
TV ShowMexico: One Plate at a Time, Iron Chef America
SiblingsSkip Bayless
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Rick Bayless is a chef who is best known for his Mexican cuisine. He is of American nationality and is widely appreciated for his PBS series named Mexico: One Plate at a Time.

He was born to a family of grocers and restaurateurs on the 23rd of November, 1953. He has had his career, and bio searched widely by his fans due to his successful restaurant empire.

Early Life and Education

Rick was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was interested and inspired into the field of the restaurant since a very small age. His brother, Skip Bayless is a sports television personality. Rick was trained in culinary training as a youth, and he broadened his interests into Mexican cooking.

He studied Spanish and Latin American culture at the University of Oklahoma and after graduation did some doctoral work in anthropological linguistics from the University of Michigan.


Rick’s professional career started after he began hosting the 26 part PBS television series named Cooking Mexican. He then dedicated a lot of years into researching culinary history and talents and published his book about Mexican cuisine.

He has since been hosting the PBS television series named Mexico: One Plate at a Time in PBS television which has been running for its 8th season. Rick has also previously been the executive chef of Lopez y Gonzalez in Ohio and is also the owner of Frontera Grill with his wife, Deann.

His empire has since built up and has become widely popular amongst food lovers and critics around the world. Rick also works as a restaurant consultant and teaches authentic Mexican cooking in the USA.

He has also authored several cookbooks which have been hugely popular and have made his popularity rise even more. Top Chef has also starred him as the guest judge, and he has had a string of awards and accolades.

Personal Life

Rick Bayless is a married man. He has been married to Deann Bayless. He has a daughter named Lane Ann Bayless with his wife. He married his wife on 1979, and the couple has been getting along pretty well with each other.

His daughter too is portrayed at times on his show on several occasions and is following the footsteps of her father. Apart from being with Deanne, Rick has had no extra affair till date. He seems to be honest and devoted to his wife and his previous relationship history too is not much talked about.

He has never been assumed to be dating anybody of his same-sex and seems to be straight. He is living off pretty well with his wife and daughter now and appears to be doing well in his professional life too.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Rick Bayless' current net worth is $30 million. His actual salary, however, is not known yet. His personality, height, and body make him liked and respected by people around the world.