• Liz Shanahan is a successful chef, restaurateur, and wife of Michael Symon.
• She was born in Georgia, USA in the late 1960s and developed a passion for cooking at an early age.
• She and Michael opened their first restaurant • Lola • in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood in 1997.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
• Michael Symon is also a successful celebrity chef, TV personality and author with a net worth of $4 million.
Who is Liz Shanahan?
If you are a foodie, then you have probably heard of Michael Symon, the successful chef, restaurateur, and businessman as well. However, do you know that his wife is also a chef ,and that she has helped Michael in almost all of his endeavors? The only difference between the two is that she is a vegetarian. Well, you probably didn’t know that, and there is so much more about Liz for you to find out.
So, if you are interested in Liz’ life, you should stay with us as we bring you closer to this successful chef and wife of Michael Symon.
Liz Shanahan Wiki: Age and Early Life
Liz Shanahan was born in the late ’60s on the 30th March, in Georgia USA; she hasn’t been very forthcoming in sharing details about her childhood, including the names and vocations of her parents, and whether she has any siblings or not. All we know is that Liz became interested in cooking at an early age, and once out of high school, started looking for jobs in restaurants.
Liz Shanahan Career
Liz worked in minor restaurants in the US before she got herself a job that would change her life for good; she was employed in one of the restaurants in which Michael worked. At the time of their first meeting, Liz was already married and would later give birth to her child, while Michael remained silent in his feelings towards Liz. However, as time passed, Liz’s marriage started falling apart, and Michael opened up to Liz about his feelings and they started dating. Sharing a love for food preparation only bonded them tighter, and in 1997 they decided to venture together into the culinary business. Their first restaurant – Lola – was opened in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, which is quite urban, and thrived, so that in October 2000, it was featured in Gourmet magazine as one of America’s Best Restaurants. They opened another restaurant, this in Cleveland’s downtown, and named it Lolita, since when Liz and Michael have opened several other restaurants, including Roast, Mabel’s BBQ, Bar Symon, and B Spot. Liz has her own role in restaurant management, which has contributed significantly to her wealth.
Liz Shanahan Net Worth
Liz met her life and business partner in one of Cleveland restaurants, and together they’ve built a small empire, in which she has had her share of success. So, have you ever wondered how rich Liz Shanahan is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shanahan’s net worth is over $1 million. Undoubtedly, her wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.
Liz Shanahan Husband, Michael Symon
Now that we have covered all there is about Liz, let’s share some information about her husband, Michael Symon.
— michael symon (@chefsymon) June 18, 2018
Born Michael D. Symon on the 19th September 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio UAS, he is of Greek, Eastern European and Italian ancestry. He spent his childhood in North Olmsted, Ohio, attending St. Richard School, then matriculating from St. Edward High School in Lakewood in 1987.
After this, he started working part-time at Geppetto’s Pizza and Ribs as a cook. However, he decided to continue his education, and obtained his degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1990.
Television and Books
We spoke about his restaurants that he opened with his wife, so we will speak more about his television career. Michael made his first on-screen appearance back in 1998, and as he and his wife became more successful, he appeared more frequently on TV. In 2005 he made his first appearance in the show “Iron Chef America: The Series”, then in 2009 hwas seen in the “Food Network Star”. In 2010 he hosted the show “Cook Like an Iron Chef”, while from 2011 he has been the co-host of the highly-popular series “The Chew”. In recent years, he also started hosting “Burgers, Brew and ‘Que” (2015-2018), among many other contributions on TV.
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Michael is also an author, and has released several cookbooks since becoming a prominent chef. He first contributed to Michael Ruhlman’s book “The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection” back in 2001, and it was in 2009 that Michael released his first cookbook “Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen”, on which he had Michael Ruhlman as a helper. His next cookbook “The Chew: Food. Life. Fun” was published in September 2012, on which he worked with Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Gordon Elliott and Clinton Kelly. Most recently, he co-authored “Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire” (2018) with Douglass Trattner, Michael’s first barbecue cookbook. The sales of his cookbooks have also contributed to significantly to his wealth.
Michael Symon Net Worth
Over the years, Michael has become one of the most praised celebrity chefs, which has only helped to increase his net worth. In addition to restaurants, Michael is also a successful TV personality and an author. So, have you ever wondered how rich Micahel Symon is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Symon’s net worth is as high as $4 million. His net worth should certainly increase in the upcoming years, assuming only that he successfully continues his career.