Is the famous chef Alex Guarnaschelli married? Are you wondering about it too? Well, we have got your back! Alex is a very famous chef and television personality who appears often on the Food Network channel’s programs, there are a lot of them! Today, we will talk about her boyfriend-turned-fiance, Michael Castellon.
Alex is not only known for her illustrious work, but also for being the daughter of Maria Guarnaschelli, a well-known legendary cookbook editor who transformed a domestic kitchen job into a cultural icon. Before stepping into the world of television, Alex was a chef. In 2003, she was promoted to executive chef at Butter Restaurant in New York. Her television career began in 2008 with an appearance on The Cooking Loft. Before that, she starred in daytime TV culinary series. She also is an Iron Chef. Well, the question here is, who is she married to? Let’s talk about her fiance, Michael Castellon.
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When someone becomes a celebrity, they are suddenly in the public eye and it doesn’t take long for them to become trending topics. Alex also became a trending topic when she announced her engagement to her boyfriend of four years, Michael Castellon.
Alex met her fiancé for the first time four years before their engagement at a restaurant in New York where she was having a dinner party with her friends. The restaurant’s owner was Michael Castellon, who also, was a former participant and winner on Food Network’s cooking show ‘Chopped’. Soulmates, right? How cute!
Alex had had a steak that evening and liked it so much that she wanted to meet the owner of the restaurant. She did so through a waiter she knew who worked there. Turns out, the steak wasn’t the only thing that impressed Alex that evening. They started dating soon after.
Michael Castellon is famously known as ‘Chef Mike’. He is a well-known American celebrity chef who rose to prominence after winning the same network as his fiancee’s show, ‘Chopped’.
Michael was born in September 1981, in Florida. Not a lot is known about his early life is available online. Although, he started gaining a strong following after he started appearing in cooking reality shows. He has also worked for other reality shows regarding cooking like Guy’s Grocery Games. He currently is the owner of the restaurant where he met Alex. The source of his income is through his restaurant. Additionally, he makes money from his YouTube account where he posts videos related to cooking and his recipes.
How Did Alex Guarnaschelli Find Her Love For Food?
It is well established that Alex got the love for food from her parents. Her mother was a cookbook author and her father loved to cook Italian and Chinese food. She attended college before stepping into the world of the cooking business. She, in an interview, said she went to Barnard University and studied Art History with an English minor. Surprising that she didn’t pursue culinary until after graduation, right? Well, she worked in a kitchen for a while after graduating where she realized her love for food. Eventually, she did formal culinary training then.
Alex followed the path of food business and went to La Varenne Cooking School in Burgundy, France. She also worked for several restaurateurs, including Guy Savoy in Paris.
Before getting engaged to Michael, Alex was married to someone else. She had recited vows for Brandon Clark in 2007. The couple met in 2006 when Alex was teaching a fish class. They have a child together, a daughter, whose name is Ava.
According to Alex, her most memorable meal is the meal cooked by her mother on her birthday when she was 11 or 12. Her mother cooked Scallops in their shells and her favorite chocolate caramel cake.
It is very understandable to believe that someone with such a successful kitchen business would enjoy dishes that are both inventive and delicious, but it isn’t the case with Alex. Don’t just assume that yet! Her favorite guilty pleasure is an In-N-Out Burger!
Alex even had a backup career in mind. According to her, if the cooking business had not worked out for her, she would have studied more and become a marine biologist.