Chef Cliff Crooks Biography
Cliff Crooks is an American Chef who has been cooking in prominent kitchens throughout New York City for more than 20 years. He previously served as an Executive Chef of BLT Steak New York before joining BLT Restaurant Group in 2010. He stars on the Food NetWork Original Tv show Chef Boot Camp.
Just who is Chef Cliff Crooks on Chef Boot Camp, Bio, Age, Height, family, Weight Loss, Top Chef, Restaurants, Elimination, Wikipedia, Net Worth, and Instagram.
Chef Cliff Crooks Age, Birthday
Born on 8 December 1977 Cliff is 44 years old. He will turn 45 on his birthday in 2022.
Chef Cliff Crooks Family, Parents, and Siblings
Chef Crooks has shared very little information regarding his family. As such it is safe to assume that he prefers to keep his family away from the limelight.
Chef Cliff Crooks Education
For his academic qualifications, Cliff Crooks attended schools around his hometown both high school and college. It is however not known which institutions he attended or his majors and academic levels.
Chef Cliff Crooks Height
He is 5 feet 10 inches tall(EST).
Chef Cliff Crooks Weight Loss
Crooks fans have definitely noted that he has shed some weight. However, the cause of his weight loss is currently unknown. It is not known if he was following a weight loss diet, or exercising, or if it’s even because of a medical condition.
Chef Cliff Crooks Top Chef
Cliff appeared on Season 18 of Top Chef. However, he is the only Chef in the show 18 season history who has ever been disqualified. At the time Cliff and his fellow contestants went out to drink after a day of cooking and after a few drinks, they decided to shave their heads.
It was then that Cliff’s fellow chef Marcel Vigneron out of bed and went on to pin him down on the floor and started shouting at his fellow contestants to come and shave marcel’s head.
Despite Marcel not being shaved Cliff was removed from the show per Top Chef’s legal guidelines which are strict against harming or threatening to harm other contestants. It was Producer Tom Colicchio who delivered the news of Crooks’ disqualification himself and expressed that he was deeply shocked about the Incident.
Chef Cliff Crooks Chef Boot Camp Wikipedia
Chef Cliff is the Star of the hit Food Net Work reality tv show Chef Boot Camp, which premiered on April 8, 2021. The tv show follows Cliff as he helps three restaurant chefs, who have been specifically chosen by establishment owners to perfect their skills and boost their performance in the kitchen.
In order to determine who has the talent and passion to succeed and who is better off leaving the restaurant for good, Cliff takes them through a series of grueling food challenges.
In Episode one of the Lates Season, we See Cliff as he helps three Chefs who are in dire need. First up is Ecuador-born Chef Carlos who migrated to the United States and achieved the American dream while working in kitchens. He is based in New London, Conn.
However, as the Head Chef, he must learn some tricks beyond cooking burgers and Wings at Hot Rods Cafe and help the owner of the restaurant who is his Best Friend to bring in new customers to pay for a costly renovation.
The Second one is Kelly who solely transformed her health-food meal prep business into Fit Foodie Express in Long Beach, N.Y, and is a self-taught Chef. Her lack of cooking and restaurant experience could mean the end of not only their business but also their marriage as both her and her husband put their life savings into the business.
Chef Cliff Crooks Net Worth
As of 2022 Chef Crooks, net worth is estimated at $3 Million.
Chef Cliff Crooks’s Restaurants
He is currently the culinary director of BLT Restaurants, the restaurant group behind American steakhouses BLT Steak and BLT Prime. The restaurant has multiple locations in Waikiki, Hong Kong, Seoul, New York City, and Miami.
He was named into this position after more than two years of leading the kitchen at the meat House and is known for playing an integral role in demonstrating a strong commitment to the brand’s future and inspiring culinary growth among his staff.
Here is his Instagram account.