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Todd English Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
William Todd English
Place Of Birth
Amarillo, USA
63 years old
Birth Date
August 28 1960

Todd English Facts

Child Star?
Chef, TV Personality
Education & Qualifications
Culinary Institute of America
Net Worth
Oliver English, Isabelle English, Simon English
Patrizia Arcuni-English
Wendy English

About Todd English

William Todd English, better known as Todd English, is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality.

He was born on August 29, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas, United States. He is most famous for his restaurants and his cooking show 'Food Trip With Todd English'.

He has also worked as a judge on the 'Cooking Under Fire' show. Todd English began his cooking career at 15 and that was the first time he entered the doors of a professional kitchen. At 20, he attended the renowned Culinary Institute of America. He continued to work on his skills with Jean Jacques Rachou at New York's La Cote Basque and then, he moved to Italy.

In Italy, he continued his apprenticeship at the well-established Dal Pescatore in Canneto sull’Oglio and Paracucchi in Locanda dell’Angelo.

He developed his unique style and approach to cooking by drawing inspiration from his roots of Italian heritage. English then came back to the U.S. at 25 to work as the Executive Chef at an award-winning restaurant in Cambridge. After three full years of his work as an Executive Culinarian, while garnering the praise from the public and the press, he went on to open his chain of restaurants.

With his signature interpretive cuisine, he was able to draw immediate attention and praise from the national and international audience and his restaurant venture went on to gain several accolades in the records.

Todd English's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Todd English’s net worth?

Todd English has an approximate net worth of $20 million.

How much does Todd English earn per year?

There is no information available about how much Todd English earns in a year. Although, in 2020, he was the ninth highest-earning chef in the world.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Todd English?

Todd English’s height is around 5 ft 7 in (173 cm).

How old is Todd English?

Todd English was born on August 29, 1960, and as of June 2022, he is 61 years old.

Childhood And Education

Todd English was born in Amarillo, Texas, the US in 1960. He grew up in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and later, in Branford, Connecticut.

Todd English attended the Guilford College in North Carolina on a baseball scholarship but he quit the college to enter the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He graduated from the CIA in 1982.

Todd English was born to Patrizia Acruni-English in Amarillo, Texas in 1960.

Todd English married Olivia Disch English but they later got divorced. The couple had three children together: Oliver English (a chef, filmmaker, speaker, and food advocate), Isabelle English, and Simon English.

The television personality is well known for his restaurants and a TV show called 'Food Trip With Todd English'. He also has an exclusive restaurant as a tribute to his ex-wife.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Todd English’s spouse?

William Todd English met Olivia Disch English at the Culinary Institute of America, where they were classmates. The Culinary Institute Graduate couple got married and had three children together but later, they got divorced.

Later in 2009, Todd English got engaged to Erica Wang but their wedding was called off.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, the celebrity chef Todd English worked under Jean- Jacques Rachou at La Cote Basque in New York. He moved to Italy and worked in numerous restaurants. At the age of 25, he returned to the United States and served as the executive chef of the Italian restaurant Michela’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A celebrity chef, William Todd English worked there for three years, and later, in 1989, he opened the original Olives restaurant.

Todd English opened Olives in tribute to his ex-wife, Olivia Disch English. The first Olives was opened in April 1989 in Boston. Later, he opened the Figs pizzeria in Boston itself. The food here is expected to have a rustic Mediterranean style with a strong influence on Italian cuisine. The restaurant was titled the Best New Restaurant by Boston Magazine. It has also been honored as Best Food and Top Table by Gourmet magazine. There are two signature desserts offered by Olives: a molten chocolate cake and a vanilla bean soufflé. These are often ordered with the main meal.

As of 2022, two Olives restaurants are open at the Ritz hotel and resort in Abu Dhabi and Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

Following the success of Olives, English created Figs, a more casual sister restaurant concept that serves traditional and eclectic pizzas and handmade pasta, and for which English was awarded the Hot Concept award from Nation’s Restaurant News.

Other restaurants by Todd English include The Beast, Bonfire, BlueZoo, Da Campo Osteria, Plaza Food Hall, Todd English, Tuscany, Ember Room, Taylor Sine’s Pool Noodle House, Ca Va, MXDC, The Food Hall, and The Pepper Club.

From the beginning of the Olives chain of restaurants, Todd English has been garnering public and press attention for the signature dishes and the praise continued for the other restaurants under his name as well.

Todd English hosted the TV cooking show on PBS, ‘Food Trip with Todd English’. He was also a judge on the PBS show, ‘Cooking Under Fire’.

Todd English has written four cookbooks, ‘The Olives Table’, ‘The Figs Table’, ‘The Olives Dessert Table’ with Sally Simpson, and ‘Cooking in Everyday English’. The books were published by Simon & Schuster and Time Home Entertainment Inc. 

Todd English’s life and career story was included in a chapter of ‘Super Chef’ by Juliette Rossant.

Todd English also works as the lead chef for Delta Air Lines (U.S.).

Charity Work

Todd English formed The Wendy English Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of his sister. Todd English is also associated with various charitable organizations such as Big Brother, Share Our Strength, Volunteers of America, etc.

What awards has Todd English Won?

In his career over the years, Todd English has won various awards such as the James Beard Award for Emerging Chef for Olives (1991), James Beard Foundation Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America (2004), James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast for Olives (1994), James Beard Award for Specials for ‘Food Trip with Todd English’ (Twice in 2007 and 2010), and Culinary Hall of Fame (P.U.B. restaurant in Las Vegas).

Todd English’s Hobbies and Interests

Todd English loves cooking and reading. Todd English shares his interests in his cuisine through his show 'Food Trip With Todd English'.

Other Interesting Todd English Facts And Trivia

  • The American celebrity chef maintains a massive fan following on Instagram on his account. His Instagram handle is @cheftoddenglish.
  • Todd English has more than 30,900 followers on Twitter, @ChefToddEnglish.
  • William Todd English is the ninth highest-earning chef in the world as of the records from 2020.
  • Todd English's ex-wife, Olivia Disch English, was his classmate. The television personality Todd English had three kids with Olivia Disch English.
  • In 1991, Todd English was named the National Rising Star Chef of the James Beard Foundation.
  • The television personality attended Guilford College in North Carolina on a baseball scholarship for a while but dropped out to attend the Culinary Institute of America where he graduated in 1982.
  • Todd English is most famous for his cooking television show 'Food Trip with Todd English'.
  • Todd English is the owner of several restaurants, most notably Olives, Figs, and Beso. Olives is in New York, Las Vegas, and Boston. He owns restaurants on luxury cruise ships, Queen Victoria, and the RMS Queen Mary II as well.
  • In October 1988, Olives opened in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. In May 2010, Olives was closed due to damage done by a grease fire. This was the third time the Charlestown eatery was closed due to fire damage since 2001.
  • Apart from the Las Vegas-based Gourmet Magazine honored Olives, Todd English maintains a chain of pizzerias called Figs. That is in Beacon Hill and Charlestown.
  • The Mexico City Olives restaurant was opened in February 2013 and the Charlestown Olives restaurant was closed in June 2013. Before it closed, Charlestown Olives restaurant was reopened in May 2012 after the fire damage. Regardless the brand as honored by the Boston Magazine remains popular for its signature desserts.
  • In December 2012, the Todd English, P.U.B. restaurant in Las Vegas was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
  • Todd English opened the Latin restaurant Beso in collaboration with actress Eva Longoria.
  • Todd English has appeared on PBS with his cooking show 'Food Trip with Todd English', and as a judge on the 'Cooking Under Fire' show also on PBS.
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