Michael Symon is a popular restaurateur, author, television personality, and chef from the USA. He has appeared on several TV shows like ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’, ‘Cook Like an Iron Chef’, ‘The Chew’, ‘Iron Chef America’, and ‘Food Feuds’. Symon owns many restaurants and has also released many books. In 2007, he won the Iron Chef title and has been bestowed with many other awards. Here is a quick summary of Michael Symon’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Michael Symon Early Life
Michael D. Symon is the son of Dennis and Angel Symon. He was born on 19 September 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio. He spent his childhood in North Olmsted, Ohio.
He completed his schooling in 1987 from St. Edward High School. Later, Symon went to New York’s Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1990.
Michael Symon has been successfully married to his wife Liz Shanahan. He has a stepson by the name of Kyle. His wife is a vegetarian.
Symon supports the NFL team, Cleveland Browns. He supports the charity “Autism Speaks”. He was inspired to be a chef by his grandfather, Pap. He did a part-time job after completing his school.
Michael Symon Career, Awards & Achievement
Michael Symon has worked in many restaurants. In 1993, he became the chef of Piccolo Mondo. In 1997, he teamed up with his wife to start the restaurant Lola in Tremont, Cleveland. It was named as one of the best restaurants in America. It was renamed to Lolita in 2005 and another Lola was created in 2006.
Symon then opened Parea, followed by Roast. Bar Symon was opened in 2009. He has contributed for Aramark, which is a food service firm. In 2011, he opened two ‘The B Spot’ and the following year he came up with the second Bar Symon.
Symon’s Burger Joint was opened in 2015. In 2016, he opened Mabel’s BBQ. He opened another Bar Symon in 2017 at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
In 2009, Symon was the promoter of the video game called ‘Cook Or Be Cooked’. He has hosted ‘Melting Pot’ on the Food Network. He has also appeared on the TV shows ‘Sara’s Secrets’, ‘FoodNation’, and ‘Ready, Set, Cook’. In 2007, he competed in The Next Iron Chef and was the winner of ‘Iron Chef America’.
He has hosted ‘Dinner: Impossible’ and has appeared in ‘Cook Like an Iron Chef’. In 2010, Symon was seen in ‘Food Feuds’. He has written several books including ‘Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen’, ‘The Chew: Food. Life. Fun’, and ‘The Chew: What’s for Dinner’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Cleveland Magazine named Michael Symon as the “Best Local Chef”. The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine has named him as the “Hottest Chef in Cleveland” in 1995. He is a three-time winner of the Best Burger Award at the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival. In 2015, he won the Daytime Emmy Award in the category for ‘The Chew’. He was conferred with the James Beard Foundation Award in 2009.
Net Worth of Michael Symon
The estimated net worth of Michael Symon is more than $5.5 million. He made this money by appearing in a number of television shows and also by owning many restaurants. He is the chef and owner of several restaurants and has also released many cookbooks. Symon has endorsed many products Pepsico’s Lay’s potato chip, Calphalon, and Vitamix. He has launched his own kitchen product line by teaming up with Weston Products. He has also promoted many other products.
Michael Symon is one of the most famous chefs in the world. Thanks to his passion for food that he has become a successful person in cooking. He is a popular television personality and represents the Food Network. He has won several accolades and is still going on in his profession.