Chris-Santos
Chris Santos | Biography

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  • Full Name Chris Santos
  • Occupation Chef, Television Personality, Author
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 26, 1971
  • Age 50 Years, 8 Months
American Chef and a Recurring Judge on the Food Network Show ‘Chopped’ 

Chris Santos | Biography

Author of Cookbook ‘Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table’‘Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table’

Santos opened The Stanton Social in 2005 in New York’s Lower East Side. There, he made dishes drawing inspiration from different ethnicities such as Latin, Asian and Eastern European. Likewise, he opened another restaurant, Beauty and Essex, in December 2010. It is his biggest restaurant to date. 


Chris Santos is a chef and a recurring judge on the Food Network show ‘Chopped.’ 

Who Is Chris Santos?

Chris Santos is an American chef and the former executive chef and owner of The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex.

In 2005, Santos had a minor role in the Will Smith movie Hitch. However, he gained more popularity after he became a judge on the Food Network reality series Chopped.

Early Life and Education 

Chris Santos was born on 26 March 1971 in Fall River, Massachusetts. His mother’s name is Mary Lou. He grew up with one older sister and two older brothers. He got his first job at 13, washing dishes at a small restaurant in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

He enrolled in Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. After graduating, he traveled around Europe and United States, which helped him understand different cultural cuisines. 

Career 

As a chef, he spent time at Boston’s French-inspired Cranebrook Restaurant and tearoom in his early career.

In 2003, Santos became the executive chef at award-winning Latin restaurant Suba and then at Mojo. He was also an executive chef at The Mexican Sandwich Company. Later, Santos served as the executive chef at the famed Time Cafe and as a chef and partner at Wyanoka. Moreover, he also worked as a food stylist and consultant on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. 

Santos opened The Stanton Social in 2005 in New York’s Lower East Side. There, he made dishes drawing inspiration from different ethnicities such as Latin, Asian and Eastern European. Likewise, he opened another restaurant, Beauty and Essex, in December 2010. It is his biggest restaurant to date. 

In 2017, Santos took part in the first-ever Chopped Junior: Make Me a Judge. In the show, four regular chopped judges take part and compete for $25,000 for charity. Santos won the show and donated the $25,000 for the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. 

Book 

Chris Santos released his first cookbook, ‘Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table’ in 2017. In the book, he has written over 100 big platter recipes. 

What Is Chris Santos’ Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Santos has a net worth of $8 million as of 2021. His net worth is accumulated through his work as a chef, entrepreneur, and television personality.

Wife

Chris Santos tied the knot with his former wife, Taryn Santos, in 2009. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long. The couple got divorced soon after his second restaurant location opened in 2010. 

Fiancee - Natalie 

On 30 December 2018, Santos posted on Instagram that he had proposed to his girlfriend, Natalie Makeman, and she said yes. However, the two are not married as of October 2021.

Weight Loss

Starting in 2010, because of his requirement as a chef and judge, he gained over 50 pounds. However, he has been on a mission for weight loss for a long time. According to a 2018 article from Men’s Health, Santos lost 30 pounds by not eating everything in sight. 

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