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William Todd English was born on the 29th August 1960, in Amarillo, Texas, USA and is a celebrity chef, television personality, restaurateur and author. He rose to fame hosting the cooking program “Food Trip with Todd English” broadcast on PBS channel from 2007. More, Todd judged in the reality cooking show “Cooking Under Fire” in 2005. The P.U.B restaurant owned by Todd English has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame at the end of 2012. He is also the main chef for one of the leading airlines of US Delta Air Lines. He has been active in the catering industry since 1982.
How much is the net worth of Todd English? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Olives restaurants, Figs pizzerias as well as publications are the main sources of English’s fortune.
Todd English Net Worth $15 Million
To begin with, Todd was raised in Sandy Springs, Georgia, but his family moved to Branford, Connecticut, where he studied at Guilford College having a baseball scholarship, yet dropped out of the college. He decided to enrol to the Culinary Institute of America and completed the studies earning a degree in 1982.
Concerning his professional career, he started working under the guidance of Jean Jacques Rachou in the restaurant La Cote Basque in New York. He then gained further experience working in several restaurants in Italy, and after returning to his homeland, he was appointed to the Italian restaurant located in Cambridge, Massachusetts as an executive chef. In 1989, he opened his own restaurant entitled Olive – nothing to do with olives, but honouring the wife of English, whose name is Olivia. Mediterranean cuisine is served in the aforementioned restaurant line. Gourmet magazine named it the Best Food and Top Table restaurant, as well as Boston magazine honoured it to be named the Best New Restaurant. There are served two signature desserts which attract crowds to the restaurants, namely vanilla bean soufflé and molten chocolate cake, of course, it can be ordered only after the main course. Unfortunately, Olives restaurants were closed several times because of grease fires and consequences of them. Currently, two Olives restaurants are open at the Ritz hotel and resort in Abu Dhabi and Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.
Moreover, Todd English is known as the owner of Figs pizzerias, which serve authentic Italian pizzas – Nation’s Restaurant News Magazine honoured the pizzerias with a Hot Concept award. In addition, English owns a number of other restaurants including a Latino style one named Beso, a steakhouse – Bonfire, and a restaurant at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, BlueZoo, plus a long list of others.
It should also be noted that Todd is the author of cookbooks too – he has published “Cooking in Everyday English”, “The Figs Table”, “The Olives Table” and “The Olives Dessert Table” which was co-written with Sally Sampson.
Finally, in the personal life of Todd English, he was married to Olivia Disch from 1984 until 2002, and with whom he has two sons and a daughter. He was subsequently engaged to Erica Wang, but they’ve separated.