Todd English Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Iron Chef, Restaurants, Books

Todd English Biography

Todd English is a Boston, Massachusetts-based celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. On PBS, he hosted the cooking show Food Trip with Todd English. He was a judge on the PBS show Cooking Under Fire in 2005.


How old is Todd English? – Age

He is 61 years old as of 29 August 2021. He was born in 10 in Amarillo, Texas, United States. His real name is William Todd English.

Todd English Family – Wife

English was married once, to Olivia Disch English, a Culinary Institute of America classmate, but the marriage ended in divorce; the couple had three children. In 2009, he proposed to Erica Wang, but the wedding was called off.

Todd English Net Worth

English has a net worth of $18.5 million and is the ninth highest-earning chef in the world as of 2020.

Is Todd English an Iron Chef?

American Iron Chef English will face off against challengers in the Kitchen Arena. Iron Chef USA, based on the Japanese cult sensation, continues the legend of the famed “secret ingredient.” Keep an eye on the Gourmet Academy and Iron Chef France. Jean-Francois Meteigner, Alessandro Stratta, Iron Chef Italian, and Roy Yamaguchi, Iron Chef Asian. The culinary clashes are presided over by William Shatner.

How many Restaurants does Todd English own?

Mr. English rose to prominence in Boston but now resides in Manhattan when he isn’t traveling to oversee his vast network of restaurants and brand extensions. He is negotiating deals to open restaurants in Manila, Athens, and Dubai; earn up to $50,000 for personal appearances; and has just finalized a deal to move to QVC from rival HSN, where he has thrived for years selling his Greenpan cookware.

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Todd English Olives

Olives, English’s first restaurant, opened in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood in April 1989. The restaurant’s name is a nod to his former wife, Olivia. The cuisine is “rustic Mediterranean,” with a strong Italian influence. Boston magazine named the restaurant Best New Restaurant, and Gourmet magazine named it Best Food and Top Table. Olives is famous for two signature desserts: molten chocolate cake and vanilla bean soufflé, both of which must be ordered with the main course. The Health Department has cited Olives for sanitation issues and animal waste hazards.

Olives opened in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas in October 1988 and closed in 2019. Olives were forced to close in May 2010 due to damage caused by a grease fire. Since 2001, the Charlestown eatery has been closed three times due to fire damage. The Charlestown Olives permanently closed in June 2013. A second Olives opened in 2001 at W New York – Union Square in New York City’s Union Square, but it closed in 2015. Olives opened in Mexico City in February 2013. The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, and the Ritz-Carlton Canal (hotel and resort) in Abu Dhabi are the two remaining Olives. Since 2001, the Charlestown eatery has been closed three times due to fire damage. The Charlestown Olives reopened in May 2012.

Todd English Figs

Figs is the name of two Boston-area pizzerias, one in Beacon Hill and the other in Charlestown. Figs serve authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas with extremely thin crusts on inverted sheet pans, as well as salads and pasta. Figs were named a “Hot Concept” by Nation’s Restaurant News magazine.

Todd English Books

English has written or co-written four cookbooks, published by Simon & Schuster and Time Home Entertainment Inc.: The Olives Table, The Figs Table, The Olives Dessert Table, and Cooking in Everyday English.