Michael D. Symon is an American chef, restaurateur who belongs to Greek ethnicity and Sicilian as well as Eastern European descent. Growing up with Sicilian family, he creates bold flavored and most beautifully lip smacking dishes. This Cleveland native, Ohio, was born in September 19, 1969.
Michael Symon Career Details
He is regularly shown in different food shows and food networks such as “Iron chef America”, “Burgers, Brew and ‘Que”, “Food Feuds” and “The best thing I ever ate”. He has also made tremendous contributions to periodicals such as “Bon Appétit”, “Esquire”, “Food Arts”, “Gourmet”, “Saveur and O”, “The Oprah Magazine”. Nicknamed as Symon, he has a number of restaurants in Greater Cleveland and flagship restaurants like “Lola”, “Mabel’s BBQ” and “Bspot” (a burger franchise). He helped to save the restaurant scene in Cleveland when there was a crisis in downtown. He also have a restaurant called “Michael Symon’s Roast” or simply known as “Roast” in Detroit, Michigan. He opened a restaurant named “Angeline” (after his mother Angel) at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New jersey.
Symon was from Cleveland and he started cooking as a chef in his hometown restaurant “Player’s”, a Mediterranean restaurant. He started his cooking journey in 1993, and then he moved to Piccolo Mondo as a chef. After switching so many places Symon took a step further with his then fiancée now wife, Liz Shanahan to open a new restaurant named “Lola” in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. After so much of success this restaurant gained so much of attention and the Cleveland scene started growing to another level. Lola out performed all restaurants as it named one of the America’s best restaurants in Gourmet magazine in October 2000. He renamed it to Lolita and reopened Lola as his second restaurant. His third restaurant, Perea was of a Greek descent. He opened variety of restaurants in many different locations in America. In October 2009 Cleveland cavaliers and Symon helped getting menus for their bars and Symon dropped some of the signature dishes in the menus in two bars named after, Symons bar –bistros, Bar Symon and BSpot. In June 25, 2012, Symon opened another bar in Pittsburgh international airport. In November21, 2015 He opened a burger joint in Austin, Texas, near the university. In 2016 he closed Lola as of an accident caused by fire. In April 11, 2016, he opened Mabel’s BBQ near to Lola. Another chain of Mabel’s BBQ opened in palms casino resort, Las Vegas, in December 2018.
He was so famous by then he got to host different TV shows like, Dinner: Impossible, Cook like an Iron Chef Etc. which was his spotlights in 2008-2010. He was featured in Michael Ruhlman’s 2001 book, named “the soul chef: the journey towards perfection”. In 2009 he wrote and published his first cookbook, Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen. He was also paired with PepsiCo’s lay’s potato chips commercials called “Do Us a Flavor”.
Michael Symon Net Worth
This celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and a TV personality has a net worth of 4 to 5 million US Dollars.
Michael Symon Dating History, Marriage, Kids
Michael Symon and Liz Shanahan have a long love story and dating periods back from the starting of his career. She supported her emotionally and as a business partner they grew happily in business and life. They first partnered and opened a restaurant in downtown cleveland named Lola and then they married after some yers. They grew their business in all over the America. They have many level of greatness and talent hidden inside themselves. They explored different places cuisines and they bloomed their BBQ restaurant chains by sheer passion. This couple married 25 years back after dating her for five long years. This pair tends to stretch the boundary of business management and love. They succeeded in both the aspect of their life. He often cracks jokes that he follows his dads advice of not arguing with your wife. They are being a public figure, save themselves some time to love and feel happy about inner peace.
Liz was the mom of three year old Kyle, when they started dating. He is very fond of their child, Kyle works as a musician now, Symon loves him so much. He also have two dogs a bullmastiff-Ruby and Old English dog-Ozzy.