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Tiffany Derry Bio, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Height, Husband, Net worth

Tiffany Derry Biography

Tiffany Derry is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality from Texas. She is known for her appearances on Top Chef season 7, Bobby’s Triple Threat, Bar Rescue, and Top Chef JuniorDerry is the owner of Roots Chicken Shak and  Roots Southern Table. She is the Founder of Tiffany Derry Concepts and co-founder of T2D Concepts.

Tiffany Derry Age | Birthday

Derry is 42 years old (age as of 2024). She was born on December 26, 1982. Chef Derry celebrates her birthday on the 26th of December each year.

Tiffany Derry Parents

Derry was born in Beaumont, Texas to her parents; Louisa Austin (mother) and Lloyd Austin (father). She was raised in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Tiffany Derry
Tiffany Derry

Tiffany Derry Height

Derry stands at a height measurement of 6 feet and 1 inch (approximately).

Tiffany Derry Husband

Derry is engaged to her soon-to-be husband William F. Johnson. The pair got engaged in late November 2021. Derry shared the engagement news on her Instagram via a post she captioned:: ” I am so Thankful every day but….. especially Today!! Mr. @wiljay45 got down on one knee and asked for my hand. If you know my heart he is the kindest funniest best man I’ve ever known and I can’t wait to be Mrs. Johnson.” Derry and William started dating in August 2018. The couple has not announced any wedding plans.

Tiffany Derry Ex-Husband

Derry was previously married to Mark Mitchell. The two tied the knot in 2010, and they share a son. Derry’s ex-husband, Mark Mitchell is already remarried to now his wife Jay Alberty.

Tiffany Derry Children

Derry is a mother to one son named Jaren Mitchell. Her son, Jaren Mitchell is a collegiate football player. Derry’s son plays wide receiver for the Northwestern State University football team, Demon Football.


Tiffany Derry attended the Art Institute of Houston where she earned her culinary degree. She then deepened her appreciation for different cuisines and cultures through taking study programs abroad including in Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy, France, China, and Hawaii.


Tiffany Derry applied for her first cooking job at the age of 15. She applied at IHOP,  but she was denied the opportunity to serve as a cook and instead hired as a server. Derry was eventually allowed to cook when the kitchen was understaffed and in just a short amount of time, she was promoted to kitchen management.

Moreover, Derry went on to cook in esteemed kitchens throughout Texas including Pesce, Grotto Cucina Napolitano, and Go Fish Ocean Club. In 2010, she teamed with the Halstin Group to open Private|Social in Dallas which earned the chefs a “Best Chefs in DFW” title from The Dallas Morning News.

In 2013, she founded Tiffany Derry Concepts, a company established to support her business and culinary ventures including television shows and brand partnerships. Moreover, in 2016, Derry and her business partner Tom Foley, Esq. founded T2D Concepts, which operates her current restaurants and her spice and apparel line.

Tiffany Derry Restaurants

Derry is a restaurant owner. She owns Roots Chicken Shak, which is located at 7800 Windrose Ave. Plano, TX 75024 469-546-5961. Derry also owns Roots Southern Table, which is located at 13050 Bee St Suit 160, Farmers Branch, TX 75234, USA.

Tiffany Derry TV Shows

Derry is a television personality. She competed in season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef and finished in the top four. She also competed in Top Chef: All-Stars, where she was a finalist. Moreover, Derry was a host of Bar Rescue and Hungry Investors on Spike TV. She hosted Bar Rescue alongside Jon Taffer.

Derry appeared as a guest on Chopped Junior and Bobby’s Dinner Battle on  Food Network. She also made a guest appearance on NBC’s Foodfighters. In 2022, Derry appeared on Guy Fieri’s television series, Tournament of Champions, season 3, on Food Network. She also appeared on Bobby’s Triple Threat.

Currently, Derry serves as a recurring advisor and judge on Top ChefTop Chef Junior, and Bar Rescue.

Bobby’s Triple Threat

Tiffany Derry stars on Food Network’s show Bobby’s Triple Threat. The show premiered on September 27, at 9 pm on Food Network. In the show, “one competitor enters Bobby’s secret kitchen armed with their expertise and drive to take on … Derry,  Michael Voltaggio, and Brooke Williamson … in three head-to-head rounds”

Watch Bobby’s Triple Threat on Food Network on Tuesdays from 9 PM.

Tiffany Derry Net worth

Derry has an estimated net worth of $3 million-$5 million. She is a chef and restaurant owner. Derry owns Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Table. Moreover, she is also a television personality. She has appeared in several Food Network shows including Top Chef Junior as a judge. She also appears on Spice TV’s Bar Rescue as a judge.


Chef Tiffany is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @mastercheftd with 33K followers as of October 2022.