Chefs are part of one of the largest industries in the world, without whose presence the food industry would cease to exist. Claire Saffitz has gained wide publicity through the wonderful display of her exceptional culinary skills on multiple food-related TV shows such as Bon Appetite Test Kitchen. She is a professional chef who has turned her love for food and pastries into a successful career.
Through her online series titled, Gourmet Makes on Bon Appetite’s YouTube channel, she has guided her followers through many tricks. Saffitz is also famous for being a former senior food editor of Bon Appetite, the kitchen of Gourmet magazine. As a certified chef who has graduated from various culinary Institutes, Claire Saffitz has gone ahead to wow her audience with her extremely appealing recipes anytime she sets out to experiment something new in the Test Kitchen.
The celebrity chef also serves as a food critic and is penning down her in-depth knowledge about food and different ingredients along with cooking techniques and methods on her cookbook which will be published in 2020. See more details about the biography, family life and other interesting facts that you need to know about the highly skilled kitchen gourmet.
Claire Saffitz Biography (Age)
The talented chef who has made a name for herself with her flourishing career was born in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States on the 16th of September, 1986. Claire Saffitz has been secretive when it comes to her personal details and much is not known about her parents, siblings as well as her basic educational achievements. Well, it is known that she was brought up in St. Louis, Missouri before she relocated to New York City.
Following her passion for culinary activities, Claire Saffitz began the journey of becoming a remarkable chef by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Literature in the year 2009. She further moved on to hone her culinary skills at McGill University where she acquired her Master’s degree in History with a major focus on European food history and gastronomy from 2012 to 2013. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree, the famous home cook had already earned deep knowledge on food-related activities at Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi, achieving a certificate in Classic French Cuisine, Gastronomy/Cooking.
About her career, the famous food editor rose through ranks at Bon Appetite where she served for 5 years before transitioning into a remarkable chef and freelance recipe developer. They include working as a recipe tester in New York, assistant food editor for two years, a senior associate food editor for more than one year along with serving as a senior food editor at World Trade Center in New York.
Claire Saffitz has grown to be loved by many as a result of the extraordinary culinary skills she displays on the Bon Appetite YouTube channel where she serves as the host of the popular food-related series titled, Gourmet Makes. She has assembled a massive fanbase by creating a variety of culinary delights including the recreation of classic junk foods like Twinkies, Oreos and Gusher.
Having a sound knowledge about food and its related activities, Claire Saffitz also works as a food critic. Currently serving as a freelance recipe developer, the former Bon Appetite food editor has made a mark in the food industry has helped her fans and followers throughout the world to re-discover the joy of cooking.
The certified chef is among those celebrities who enjoy striking a balance between their personal and professional life. Surprisingly, Claire Saffitz has successfully kept details of her personal life away from the media eye. She has not been linked to any confirmed relationship except when she was rumored to be in a love affair with her co-worker, Brad Leone, the Test Kitchen‘s manager. However, both Saffitz and Leone didn’t comment on the rumor as it appeared to be false. As of now, the skilled kitchen gourmet is very much focused on reaching the peak of her career and is yet to make it down the aisle.
Other Interesting Facts
1. Claire Saffitz has worked together with Andrew Knowlton, the Restaurant Editor at Bon Appetite magazine.
2. The freelance recipe developer has over 184 thousand followers on Instagram with the Bon Appetite YouTube series having more than 3.2 million subscribers as at the time of this writing.
3. Claire Saffitz has also been featured in another culinary-related series titled, Back to Back Chef.
4. Claire’s salary as a top chef is reportedly around $67,000, she is estimated to have a net worth of about $1 million.
5. The gorgeous food critic is 5 feet 4 inches tall.