Chris Santos Net Worth, Career, Early And Personal Life

Chris Santos is a famous chef in New York City, and also he is the former executive chef and also the owner of the renowned restaurant located in New York’s East Side. Chris appeared as the recurring guest judge in the Food Network show named Chopped, which has developed his ideas.

On March 26th, 1971, Chris Santos took birth in Fall River, a place in Massachusetts, in the USA. He is a very popular chef, best recognized as the executive chef of the critically acclaimed fine-dining restaurant The Social Stanton, which is located in the lower Eastern side of the City Of New York, and he is the owner of that establishment. He is also the owner of Essex & Beauty, which is about 11,000 square feet, a 300-seat restaurant, which is also located in the same place.

Early Life And Family

 Chris’s father’s name and occupations are unknown, and he came from Portuguese ancestry. His mother’s name is also strange, and she came of Irish descent. Chris has one older sister and two elder brothers. He holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Chris has been interested in cooking from a young age and has decided to start his career as a chef in the future. Chris has yet to share much information about her childhood and her parent’s details.

Chris was the youngest among his three siblings raised by his parents in Massachusetts, belonging to Portuguese and Irish ancestry. At the tender age of 12, he started her career as a helping cook for a small restaurant located in Rhodes Island. While working there, he has inclined to cook more and more and become a famous cook one day.

Educational Background

He went to the High School Of Bristol and completed her matriculation in the year 1989. After that, he had decided to commit fully to culinary arts and started studying in Wales and Johnson University. This is a private university.

Career And Successes

After studying in the university for a couple of years, he earned a fellowship and stayed there for a couple of years to study hotel and restaurant management. He has completed his graduation in the year 1993. In 1994, he went to the University Of New York and got himself hired by the prestigious Time Café, and for four years, he served diligently as executive chef. In the year 1999, he has gone through to travel different corners of the world to learn even more about the art of cooking and improve his skills to the highest level. He has gone to 14 countries which include 50 cities all over Europe. Next year, he came back to New York and joined the Tearoom and Cranebook restaurant, and then becoming a consultant chef for Rue 57 restaurant, later in the same year, he could open his very first restaurant named Wyanoka, and for that, he has been the partner and executive chef for that 28 seat restaurant.

The Successful career growth of Chris Santos

Chris Santos was appointed executive chef for the Latin restaurant Suba in 2003 and has won many works for his cooking. Then a year later, he joined as an executive chef at Mojo in Brooklyn, New York City.  While working there, he becomes the co-owner for The

Mexican Sandwich Company in Brooklyn also worked as an executive chef there. Then the restaurant became successful, and in 2005, he started The Stanton Social. His work has been praised in many newspapers and magazines, then the restaurant has an expansive menu, and they will use small plates and cook in a multitude of cultures. Chris has been named the Star Chefs Rising Star chef in a short time. 

After the success of the restaurant then, he launched Beauty & Essex, which was named the largest restaurant to date. This restaurant was created from the history of the M.Katz Furniture store, and it has two levels; its lounge has a two-story crystal chandelier with a 20-foot skylight. This was one of the hottest restaurants in the country, and it was destinated with many high-profile clients for launch, and also it elevated for celebrity status. Vandal is one of Chris’s latest restaurants opened in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Besides working as a chef, Chris appeared as a guest judge for the television show, Chopped, aired on Food Network.  

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Social Media And Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, he is in a romantic relationship with Nataly Makenna. The couple is often seen together in public and travels worldwide, seen together in guests and vacations. He struggles with the weight loss journey and also an advocate of the awareness of breast cancer.

Chris was in a relationship with Taryn Santos for many years, and they both got married in 2009 in a grand ceremony held in New York City, but their marriage date is unknown. The couple has not shared any information about their children, and whether they have any children is unknown. Chris and his wife have been happy for more than 14 years without facing any issues in their relationship. 

Like any other TV personality and numerous chefs, he is active through numerous social media platforms. On his Instagram account, he has gained more than 65,000 followers and is still counting. His Twitter account has more than 70.9 K followers, and he will use to tweets on it regularly. Chris has more than 86. 6 K followers on his Facebook account, and he will use it to post more of his pictures and also he will use to share some of his cooking videos in it.

The Riches Of Chris Santos

As of early 2020, sources say that he has a net worth of 8 million US dollars.

Recent work of Chris Santos

Chris is writing his first cookbook, and he will release the book soon. In February 2016, he founded Blacklight Media Records, a hard rock and heavy metal label, in partnership with Metal Blade Records. On July 14, 2022, Chris announced he would open Social Prime station in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in 2023.

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