Aaron Sanchez is an American chef, television personality, restaurateur, and cookbook author. This American chef owns a net worth of $4 million.
Sanchez is the part-owner of the Mexican restaurant Johnny Sanchez. Besides, he appeared in the super-hit reality game show series Chopped and Chopped Jr. Sanchez further hosted and appeared in the cooking channel show Taco Trip, and Iron Chef America.
As an author, he has written two cookbooks and a memoir named “Where I come from: Life Lessons From a Latin Chef”. Besides, he was an honorable judge of Fox’s hit reality series MASTERCHEF.
Apart from these, he is a philanthropist of Mexican descent. Sanchez established the Aaron Sanchez Scholarship Fund for needy scholars.
Aron Sanchez: At a Glance
|Date of Birth||February 12,1976|
|Birth Place||El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse||Ife Sanchez Mora|
|Profession||Chef, Author, TV personality|
|Net worth||$4 million|
Aaron Sanchez along with his twin brother Rodrigo was born on 12 February 1976, in the city El Paso, Texas, the U.S. His mother Zarela Martinez is also a cookbook author and a restaurateur.
At an early age, Sanchez started cooking to help his mother. At that time Sanchez along with his mom prepared delicious Mexican traditional foods for his mom’s catering business.
Sanchez started professional cooking in his mom’s New-York based restaurant Café Marimba when he was only 8. Talk about education, he graduated from The Dwight School. Later, he started full-time working with Chef Prudhomme. In 1966, Sanchez further studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University.
After taking higher studies Sanchez started working at Patria restaurant where he met Alex Garcia. Later, he along with Alex opened the Erizo Latino restaurant.
After gaining a positive review, Aaron became the executive chef at L-Ray. In 2000, Sanchez worked at Paladar restaurant which won the Times out New York’s award as the Best New Lower East Side Restaurant in 2001.
Moreover, his pan-Latin Paladar restaurant became the Best Latin American Restaurant in 2002 and named on the New York Magazine.
In August 2014, Sanchez opened his Jonny Sanchez restaurant in Baltimore. He along with John Besh opened the second Jonny Sanchez restaurant in New Orleans. Besides, he took part in several cooking TV shows as a guest judge. In this regard, his work as a judge in MASTERCHEF is noteworthy.
This prominent American chef earns $1 million per year. His monthly salary is $84k. This indicates, he gets $19k per week. Thus, his hourly rate is $114.
Aaron Sanchez owns the Mexican Restaurant Johnny Sanchez situated in New Orleans. Besides, he has worked as an executive chef for numerous restaurants.
After a successful session with cooking, Sanchez is currently writing cookbooks. He has published two cookbooks and a memoir. His cookbooks are La Comida Del Barrio: Latin American Cooking in the U.S.A. and Simple Food Big Flavor.
The Italian Massimo Bottura is the number 1 chef in the world. According to Time magazine, Bottura has listed his name as #1 through his three popular restaurants. However, Sanchez’s position on the list is noteworthy.