Christian Petroni Biography
Christian Petroni is an American chef ho came to prominence as the joint winner of the fourteenth season of the Food Network television series Food Network Star (along with Jess Tom). He has also appeared as a judge on shows like Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.
Petroni has also served as part-owner of the Italian restaurant Fortina. The restaurant has opened several locations in New York and Connecticut, and Brooklyn. Petroni was judged by Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network Star.
He worked as a DJ at Trotters Tavern in White Plains, NY under the direction of his friend and mentor Anthony Goncalves. After his graduation from the New York Restaurant School, Petroni worked the line at Marriot Hotels. When Anthony reconceived Trotters, he contacted Petroni to work with him in the kitchen.
Christian oversaw the kitchen and worked his way from an expedition to sous chef. He then moved on to Peniche Tapas Restaurant in White Plains, NY with his friend Goncalves where he oversaw the kitchen. He also continued to explore Spanish and Portuguese-inspired tapas utilizing local and organic ingredients.
How Old is Christian Petroni?
Petroni was born on September 9, 1984, in the United States. He is 35 years old as of 2019.
Christian Petroni Family
Petroni grew up in an Italian family in the Bronx, where he spent countless time in the kitchen learning to make Italian feasts. Since an early age, Petroni quickly fell in love with the restaurant industry.
He has shared that he spent his summers in Italy and when he came back on the first day of school, he would struggle to get the words out in English.
Christian Petroni Wife
Petroni is married to Sheri with whom he has a son named Beau.
Christian Petroni Food Network Show
In 2018, Petroni competed in the fourteenth season of the American reality television series titled Food Network Star premiered which premiered on June 10, 2018, on Food Network.
Petroni and food novelist Jesse Tom were crowned winners of that season. As the winners, Petroni and Tom became part of the Food Network family, with a project/pilot to be developed.
In November 2019, he joined Food Network’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge. The show will see six chefs face-off to create the ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. The show is hosted by Giada De Laurentiis while Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Petroni do the judging.
Christian Petroni Chopped
In 2010 being the then Executive Chef and General Manager of Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant of Greenwich, CT, Petroni took home $10,000 as the winner of Food Network’s hit TV show CHOPPED.
Chef Christian Petroni Restaurant
Petroni owns restaurants in Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Westchester.
Christian Petroni Beat Bobby Flay
Petroni acted as a judge recurring judge in the cooking competition show, Beat Bobby Flay which features various chefs competing against Iron Chef Bobby Flay.
Christian Petroni Net Worth
Petroni has amassed great wealth from his career as a restaurateur, chef, and television personality. His name is also growing big in the restaurant business. However, his net worth is not yet revealed.