Michael Symon is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is best known for his shows such as Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Cook like an Iron Chef on the Cooking Channel and many other. Michael is married to his wife Liz Symon and is the father of a son.
Symon was born as Michael D. Symon on September 19, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He was raised in North Olmsted, Ohio. He is American and is of Greek, Italian, and East European descent.
Michael attended St. Richard School in North Olmsted and St. Edward High School in Lakewood, later graduating in 1987. In 1990, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Initially, the Ribs on Warren Rd cook, Michael Symon moved to Piccolo Mondo as a chef in 1993. After his engagement with Liz Shanahan (now wife) in February 1997, he opened Lola in Cleveland's trendy Tremont neighborhood.
He then opened his first restaurant named Bohemia in Tremont and after several years of success, they re-opened Lola in downtown Cleveland converting its name to Lolita. On April 15, 2006, Symon opened a third restaurant, Parea, in New York followed by the opening of Roast, a restaurant at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan in autumn 2008.
As of now, Michael has opened restaurants all over America. He owns various restaurants including Lola, Lolita, The B-Spot and also his meat-centric diner Michael Simon’s Roast. After a year of opening Mabel's BBQ on East 4th Street adjacent to Lola, on May 6, 2017, he opened Angeline (named after his mother Angel) at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
As of 2018, with his business ventures, Michael Symon is estimated to have earned the net worth of $5 million while his yearly revenue reaches over $1.5 million. Likewise, as an author, he also adds a good sum to his net worth from his book sells and royalties.
Love Affairs & Relationships
Talking about his personal life, Michael is reported to be a one-woman man. He is free from past affairs. Michael married his wife Liz Shanahan Symon in 1997 and is reported to be living a happy married life though it's been 24 since they are together.
The couple also has a son named Kyle, who is from Liz's previous relationship. Reportedly, Michael convinced Liz for 5 years to go on a date and when he met Liz, their son Kyle was already 3-year-old.
Social Media Profile
Michael Symon, 48, is 5ft 9 inches tall and is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has over 384K followers on Instagram and 706K followers on Twitter.
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