Michael Symon’s Net Worth 2023: How much do you know about Michael Symon? He cooks, sells food, talks about food on TV, and even writes about food. He has built his net worth around his love for food. Want more details? Salary, earnings, net worth, or even his personal life? We got you, just read on.
Who is Michael Symon and How Much is He Worth?
||Michael D. Symon
|Date of Birth
||September 19, 1969 (age 53)
||Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, and Author
||5ft 11in (1.82m)
|Source of Wealth
Michael Symon is a famous American chef. He is also a television personality who has appeared in numerous TV food shows and is an author. His estimated net worth is currently put at $6 million.
Symon is a regular on Food Network on shows such as Food Feuds, Burgers, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Iron Chef America, and a host of others.
Michael Symon was born on September 19, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America. He has varied origins with Italian, Greek, and European ancestry. Michael was brought up in North Olmsted, Ohio and attended the Richard School, and went on to graduate from Edward High School in 1987.
At a young age, he participated in various cooking contests, and in 1990, he graduated from the popular Culinary Restaurant in Hyde Park.
Michael Symon started his restaurant career in the early nineties with a Mediterranean restaurant in Lakewood called the Player, from there he moved to Piccolo Mondo where he worked as a chef. He moved one more time to Caxton café before finally opening the famous Lola restaurant in Cleveland in 1997. The restaurant is named after his aunt.
The restaurant soon became a household name because it received commendable reviews from a lot of people. The name was later changed from Lola to Lolita in the year 2005.
Michael and his wife opened their third restaurant called the Parea. Parea provided good Greek food and was being handled by an individual under their supervision.
Symon went ahead to open a restaurant called Roast in Detroit in 2008, and then a joint called Bar Symon and B spot consecutively in 2009. He has opened many restaurants in Cleveland over the years.
Michael Symon has appeared in TV food shows like ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’ and ‘Iron Chef America’, promoted the video game, “Cook or Be Cooked for Wii”, guest written the book “The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection” and Co-written the book “Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen”.
He has received awards including Iron Chef Award, Best Local Chef, Best Chef Great Lakes, and an Emmy award for a Talk Show.
You might be eager to know more about Michael Symon’s personal life. Michael Symon is happily married to Liz Shanahan. She is a co-owner of some of his restaurants and they are both vegetarians. Michael has a stepson, Kyle.
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Awards and Achievements
Over the course of her career, Symon has received so many recognitions and awards. Below are some of his awards
In 1997, Symon was named Cleveland’s Hottest Chef by The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. He was also the Iron Chef Winner in 2007. In 2007, he was named best Chef by Cleveland Magazine.
Symon in 2009 was awarded the Best Chef Great Lakes by James Beard Foundation Award. He is also a three-time winner of the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Best Burger Award (2010, 2011, 2012).
In 2005, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host (shared with his co-hosts on The Chew).
Michael Symon Net Worth, Salary and Earnings 2023
You might be wondering what is Michael Symon’s net worth? Michael Symon’s estimated net worth is $6 million. His earnings come from TV appearances, his restaurants, and the books he guest writes and co-authored.
Michael Symon also earns money from brand sponsorship and promotions. He has worked as a spokechef for cookware companies like Vitamix and Calphalon.
He has also partnered with kitchenware company Weston Products on his official specialty kitchen product line, the Michael Symon Live to Cook Collection by Weston. Symon in 2012 and 2013 did a promotion for PepsiCo’s Lay’s potato chip called “Do Us A Flavor.
Michael Symon is a famous American chef and restaurateur who has created a lot of great food joints in the Cleveland area and has contributed immensely to the development of the food industry and America. His net worth is $6 million.