Michael Symon Net Worth

Michael Symon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Symon net worth is
$4 Million

Michael Symon Wiki Biography

Michael D. Symon was born on 19 September 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio USA, of Italian, Greek and Eastern European ancestry. Michael is a chef, restaurateur, television personality and author best known for his regular appearances in various Food Network shows. He’s also the owner of several restaurants in Cleveland, credited as the person responsible for rekindling the restaurant scene of the downtown area. His various exploits have helped raise his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Michael Symon? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the food industry. He owns restaurants in several cities including Cleveland and Detroit. He’s also written a few books and has product endorsements, all of which help raise and maintain his wealth.
Michael’s cooking career would start after he matriculated from St. Edward’s High School in Lakewood. He became a cook part-time at Gepetto’s Ribs and then later studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, graduating in 1990.

Michael Symon Net Worth $4 Million

After school, Symon worked at Player’s and focused on Mediterranean food. A few years later he became the chef of Piccolo Mondo, before moving to Caxton Café. In 1997, Michael decided to open his first restaurant – Lola, which earned great reviews and was considered one of America’s Best Restaurants in 2000 by Gourmet Magazine. In 2005, he converted Lola into Lolita and then moved Lola to a different location. In 2006, he opened a third restaurant called Parea in New York City, and focused on Greek Food. The reviews for the food were great, however, it wasn’t enough for the competitive New York environment and they closed a year later. In 2008, Michael opened the restaurant Roast in Detroit and it would become the 2009 restaurant of the year. He then opened Bar Symon and B Spot in Ohio, eventually relocating the former and expanding the latter. His net worth is growing steadily.

Aside from his restaurants, Symon makes regular appearances on the Food Network, in shows like “FoodNation”, “Melting Pot”, and “Ready, Set, Cook”. He’s also been in competitions like “Iron Chef America” and “The Next Iron Chef”. Aside from the Food Network, Symon has also appeared on shows like “Conan” and “The Chew”.

Michael has also been featured in books and magazines, and has written his own books. His first was released in 2009, called “Michael Symon’s Live To Cook: Recipes And Techniques To Rock Your Kitchen”. He released another cookbook in 2012 called “The Chew: Food. Life. Fun.” His next book would be a collaboration with writer Douglas Trattner entitled “Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes For Meat Lovers”. He also released a series of seasonal books during 2012 and 2013, and his latest book is called “The Chew: What’s For Dinner”.

For his personal life, it is known that he is married to Liz Shanahan, who’s also involved in the restaurant business. He also has a stepson, who was two years old when they married.

Full NameMichael Symon
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio USA
Place Of BirthCleveland, Ohio USA
ProfessionChef, restaurateur, television personality, author
EducationSt. Edward's High School in Lakewood, Culinary Institute of America in New York
SpouseLiz Shanahan
ParentsDennis Symon, Angel Symon
SiblingsNikki Symon
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host, James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes
NominationsJames Beard Award for Best National Television Cooking Show
TV Shows“FoodNation”, “Melting Pot”, “Ready, Set, Cook” (1995-2001), “Iron Chef America”, “The Next Iron Chef” (200-2014), “Conan”, “The Chew” (2011-2016)
1Graduate of the "Culinary Institute of America" (CIA), where he roomed with David Adjey.
2His younger sister, Nikki Symon, is an accountant, married to Louie and mother of two sons.
3Son of Angel Symon and Dennis Symon.
4Supporter of charity, "Autism Speaks".
5His son, Kyle Symon, was born in 1988.
6Opening a restaurant, Bar Symon, at the Pittsburgh International Airport [January 4, 2012].
7His wife, Liz Symon, is a Georgia native.
8His grandfather, Pap, was an inspiration for his love of food.
9Was named one of the top 5 new chefs, by Food & Wine magazine, in 2005.
10Chef/owner, "Lolita" restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.
11Is of Greek/Italian/Sicilian descent.
12Friend of Aarón Sánchez, for over 15 years, Marc Vetri, chef/owner of "Vetri" (opened in 1998) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (his hometown), and David Adjey.
13Favorite last meal: "Chef's pasta tasting menu" at "Vetri" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
14Iron Chef.
15Chef/owner, "Lola Bistro" restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lost & Found in Clevelandconsulting executive producer pre-production
Burgers, Brew and 'Que2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes


Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving Disasters2008TV MovieHimself
Dinner: Impossible2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Melting Pot2002TV SeriesHimself
And Then We Ate...1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Chew2011-2017TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Beat Bobby Flay2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Iron Chef Eats2017TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
The View2007-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Chew
Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
Burgers, Brew and 'Que2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Morning America2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Co-Host, The Chew
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Thanksgiving at Bobby's2015TV MovieHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Chef
All-Star Academy2015TV SeriesHimself - Mentor / Judge
The Taste2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Mentor
America's Best Cook2014TV SeriesHimself - Mentor, North
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Ask This Old House2014TV SeriesHimself - Chef
Southern Fried Everything2014TV SeriesHimself - Restauranteur / Chef / TV Host / ...
Iron Chef America: The Series2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Himself / Himself - Team Cooking Channel / ...
Katie2014TV SeriesHimself
Barefoot Contessa2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Symon's Suppers2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Bobby Flay Fit2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Next Iron Chef2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Guest Judge / Iron Chef
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Chopped2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Iron Chef
Live with Kelly and Ryan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Man Caves2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Food Network Star2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Food Revolution2011TV SeriesHimself
Guy's Big Bite2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
Food Feuds2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
Cook Like an Iron Chef2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Paula's Best Dishes2010TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Challenge2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Ace of Cakes2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself
Dear Food Network2008TV SeriesHimself
Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving2008TV Series

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Himself - ICA Challenger Chef
Iron Chef America: The Series2011TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informative Talk Show HostThe Chew (2011)

Nominated Awards

2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informative Talk Show HostThe Chew (2011)

Known for movies

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