Michael Symon Biography


Michael Symon

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Birth Name: Michael Symon
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age: 48 Years
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James Beard Founder, 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. He was born 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 is a married man. He got married to Liz Shanahan. She has one son from her previous marriage. Her son was two years old when she met Symon. They began their love affair since 1990, soon after her divorce with her first husband and got married a few years later. His wife has also been a collaborator on his restaurants and they are still together and happy being each other loving spouse. Moreover, Michael is also the recipient of various awards including Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host and three-time winner of Best Burger Award.

He went to St. Richard School in North Olmsted and St. Edward High School in Lakewood and completed his graduation in 1987. Later, he graduated in from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1990. He has opened restaurants all over the America. He owns various restaurants including Lola, Lolita, The B-Spot and also his meat-centric diner Michael Simon’s Roast. He earns a massive amount of salary and his net worth is 4 million dollars. A major part of her income comes from his line of restaurants. Apart from this, Michael is an American in terms of nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

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Born in Ohio, United States

1969 19th of September

He was born 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 Eastern European descent. He is five feet and eight inches tall.

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Began dating Liz Shanahan

1990

He began dating with Liz Shanahan since 1990.She has one son from her previous marriage. Her son was two years old when she met with Symon. He got married with her after several years of love affairs.

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Graduated from Culinary Institute of America

1990

He went to St. Richard School in North Olmsted and St. Edward High School in Lakewood. He graduated in year 1987. Later, he graduated in from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1990.

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Opened First Restaurant

1997

He opened his first restaurant along his wife Liz named Lola and that was in 1997. Lola is the name of his aunt. His first effort became success and it became one of the best restaurants in America.

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Opened Third Restaurant

2006

He opened his third restaurant in New York City and that was in 2006. The name of that restaurant was Parea which means "a group of friends" or "company," in Greek. It was closed in 2007.

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Opened Roast

2008

After the closing of Parea in 2007, he opened his new restaurant named Roast and that was in year 2008 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. It was named as the 2009 Restaurant of the Year by the Detroit Free Press.

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His First cook book

2009

He wrote his first cook book collaborated with Ruhlman and that was in 2009. The name of that book is " Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen". It was released in November 3 of that year.

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Won Best Burger Award

2010

He is very renowned personality of cookery world. He won Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Best Burger Award for three times till the date. He won that award in 2010, 2011 and in 2012 respectively.

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Co-host of The Chew

2011

He became a co-host of popular show "The Chew" on ABC networks and that was in year September 2011. That show is daily talk show focused on food related and life style topics. He won Daytime Emmy Award from that show.

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Promotion of Pepsico's Lay's potato chip

2012

He was paired with actress Eva Longoria for a promotion for Pepsico's Lay's potato chip called "Do Us A Flavor" and that was in 2012 and 2013. The promotion is for to submit ideas and fans vote for their favorite on Facebook.

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Won Daytime Emmy Award

2015

He won several prestigious awards till the date. He won Daytime Emmy Award and that was in 2015. He won that award in the category of Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. He shared that award with his co-hosts on “The Chew”.

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