Cliff Crooks Biography and Wiki
Cliff Crooks is a famous chef who has been cooking in prominent kitchens for over 20 years. He is the culinary director of a global restaurant brand. He features in Food Network’s reality series Chef Boot Camp(2021). Crooks was a judge for Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped Junior (2017), and Worst Cooks in America. He was a contestant in the second season of Top Chef (2006-2007).
Cliff Crooks Age | Birthday
Crooks is 43 years old as of 2020. He was born on December 8, 1977, in New York City, New York, the United States. He was 28 years old when he competed in the second season of Top Chef in 2006. (Ref Wikipedia). He celebrates his birthday on the 8th of December yearly.
Cliff Crooks Height
Crooks is quite tall. However, his exact height measurement is not known to the public.
Update: Cliff Crooks Family | Wife- Karina Veiga | Children
The prominent chef, Crooks, is married to Karina Veiga, a Spanish teacher. Cliff and his wife Karina got married in September 2019. The couple had gotten engaged in 2018. The chef occasionally posts photos of his wife on his social media platforms. At one time on his Instagram page, he wrote: “Every day I’m reminded you’re the best decision I’ve ever made. Te Amo mi Vida, happy anniversary..” The post came in September 2020 as he celebrated their wedding anniversary.
Veiga has a daughter from her previous relationship, named Charlie. She has not revealed details about her ex to the public. Charlie celebrates her birthday in April every year. Her 17th birthday was in April 2020.
Cliff Crooks Career | Chef Boot Camp
According to corporate discovery.com, Crooks is” the culinary director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs of each kitchen.” The chef joined BLT Restaurant Group in 2010 as the Executive Chef of BLT New York.
Crooks appeared on Top Chef season 2. He however did not win the competition for he was sent home following a controversy that ensued with his fellow contestant. The chef was also a judge on Hell’s Kitchen, Worst Cooks in America, and Chopped Junior.
Cliff is the host of Food Network’s show Chef Boot Camp which will premiere on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 10 pm ET/PT on Food Network. Chef Crooks will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for their role. Fans can follow the Chef Boot Camp competition on social media using #ChefBootCamp
Chef Boot Camp season 2 premieres on April 7, 2022, on Food Network at 10 pm ET. in the new season, Chef Cliff Crooks “leads intense culinary drills that tests how these chefs cook under pressure, manage their time, and communicate.”
Cliff Crooks Net worth
Crooks has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $10 million. His worth has accumulated throughout the years as he worked as a chef and a television show host.
Chef Cliff goes by the name @werewolf_barmitzvahh on Instagram. He has over 10k followers as of September 2021.