- Full Name Richard Blais
- Occupation Chef, Restaurateur, Author, TV Personality
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Feb 12, 1972
- Age 50 Years, 11 Months
Richard Blais | BiographyRichard Blais is the student of famous chefs like Thomas Kellar and Ferran Adria
Richard rose to fame after appearing as a contestant of Bravo TV’s reality cooking show, 'Top Chef' season 4. He ended the season as the second runner-up. However, he returned in December 2010 and won the 2011 'Top Chef: All-Stars title.'
Richard Blais is an American professional chef and TV personality. He gained recognition after winning season 8 of the cooking reality competition, ‘Top Chef’ in 2011.
Who is Richard Blais?
Richard Blais is an entrepreneur, restaurateur, author, and TV star.
Blais was born on 12 February 1972 in Uniondale, New York. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He is also a student of famous chefs like Thomas Kellar and Ferran Adria.
Richard rose to fame after appearing as a contestant of Bravo TV’s reality cooking show, Top Chef season 4. He ended the season as the second runner-up. However, he returned in December 2010 and won the 2011 Top Chef: All-Stars title.
Additionally, he regularly appears as a competitor, host, and judge on the channel Food Network. Richard hosted Hungry Games in 2012 and Halloween Baking Championship in 2015. The same year he hosted another culinary contest Cook Your Ass Off.
The celebrity chef has also appeared as a guest on various TV talk shows like The Rachael Ray Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, among many others.
Richard Blais married Jazmin Blais on 8 April 2006. Jazmin is also a familiar face on TV, as Richard had introduced her in the reality show, Top Chef. She currently appears on the judging panel of the reality show Guy’s Groceries Games.
The couple has two children, Riley, born in 2008, and Emory, born in 2010. Both of his daughters appeared as guests on The Rachael Show in 2019.
Is Richard Blais still married?
Richard and Jazmin have been married for 15 years now. On the occasion of their 15th marriage anniversary, Richard wished his wife in a post on his Instagram handle @richardblais. His Instagram account regularly features his family.
Like many chefs worldwide, Richard Blais also put on lots of weight. In 2003, he weighed over 230 pounds, which were overweight as per his height. On 10 December 2019, he posted his chubby picture taken 20 years back.
Richard’s wife, Jazmin, played a significant role in his weight loss journey. While speaking to BravoTV, he said, “To get the girl, I had to turn things around.” As per the advice of his wife, Jazmin, who is also a fitness trainer, Blais started running and made changes in his daily food routine. At the end of 2018, he lost around 60 pounds of extra flesh from his body.
As of 2021, the 49-year-old celebrity chef is worth approximately $5 million. The credits for his huge net worth go to his two-decades-long chef career, restaurant businesses, and successful TV career.