Alex Guarnaschelli Bio, Age, Daughter, Iron Chef, Cookbook, Food Network

Alex Guarnaschelli Biography

Alex Guarnaschelli is an American chef and executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurant. She was also executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing. Alex hosts Alex’s Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel.

How Old Is Alex Guarnaschelli?

Guarnaschelli was born in 1972 in New York City, New York, United States. She is about 47 years old as of 2019.

Alex Guarnaschelli Family

Alex was born to cookbook editor Maria and John Guarnaschelli. She attended Barnard College where she graduated in 1991. Her culinary experience started while watching her mother test numerous recipes at home while editing cookbooks.

Alex Guarnaschelli Husband

Alex married Brandon Clark on April 29, 2007. The couple met at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education while Alex was teaching a fish class in 2006.

Alex Guarnaschelli Daughter

Alex and his husband have a daughter Ava Clark.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

She worked under Larry Forgione and later at a number of restaurants in France, New York and Los Angeles, including Guy Savoy’s La Butte Chaillot.

Guarnaschelli worked at Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant and Joachim Splichal’s Patina before becoming the executive chef at Butter. Alex was executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing and is the chair of the Museum of Food and Drink’s Culinary Council.

Food Network Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex was a competitor on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America where she took on Cat Cora in the 2007 “Farmers’ Market Battle” but Cora won the challenge. She has since appeared as a judge on the program.

Alex competed on the Food Network Challenge Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast episode and lost the competition she became a sous chef to Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian after competing in the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef.

She then became the host of The Food Network’s The Cooking Loft with Alex Guarnaschellin in 2008 in which the chef teaches a small group of students how to construct new variations of classic dishes.

She has also been a judge on Food Network’s competition show Food Network Challenge and she frequently appears as a judge on Food Network’s cooking competition show Chopped, Cooks Vs. Cons, Guy’s Grocery Games, and on Food Network’s series The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

Alex competed in season 5 of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption and won in the final Kitchen Stadium showdown against chef Amanda Freitag. She then made a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon TV show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, on the one-hour special “Go Hollywood” on November 25, 2015.

Alex Guarnaschelli Cookbook

  • The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart
  • Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook

Alex Guarnaschelli Net Worth

The author has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Alex Guarnaschelli Weight

Alex weighs 74 kg.