It’s a common misconception that women are better chefs because it’s been an orthodox gender role. However, to those people’s surprise, a striking majority of elite chefs around the world are male. One of those is Justin Warner who boasts an amazing reputation and solid network of his shows.
He doesn’t just happen to be a one-trick pony. Justine is extremely versatile which allows him a massive range of work in the field of cooking. For people who are interested in cooking, Warner would be the most recognizable. He has cameos on food reality shows and guest stars and writes several cookbooks. Interestingly, he’s had no professional training as a chef.
Who is Warner?
Justin Warner is a Maryland native, but he’s been an explosion on the cooking scene. He didn’t belong to a typically privileged childhood. However, he is the literal definition of self-made as he never went to culinary school and taught himself all about food.
He was a contestant on a reality show on Food Network’s eighth season and ended up winning the whole thing. After winning the show, he authored several cookbooks and was a regular on some TV shows.
Early Life & Family
Justin Warner was born on February 11th, 1984 at Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. He was raised in a middle class family. His father was a psychiatrist and Mother worked as a doctor. In 2002, Justin completed high schooling from Hagerstown High School. However, he did not pursue a graduation degree.
While he leaked professional training, he pursued his interest in cooking, which he acquired from his dad who used to cook as a hobby. Justin has been married to Brooke Sweeten since 2015. She’s his second wife after Justins’ first marriage with Jessica Hinze ended in 2007.
Warner’s Career Milestones
As a newbie, Justin was a server at the restaurant owned by Danny Meyer. This experience provided him with the much needed drive to pursue his dreams. Also, in 2010, as a server, him and his ex-girlfriend & actress J.J. Pyle were participants in a 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. They conceptualized a brunch restaurant which won them the competition.
Justin won the reality TV show on Food Network under the mentorship of Alton Brown. However, he didn’t always succeed in his endeavours. He once made a pilot episode of his very own series, ‘Rebel with a Culinary Cause,’ which was put into the burners by the production team.
Following that disappointment, in 2015, a restaurant he co-owned, “Do or Dine,” went out of business. He produced his very own cooking series in 2016 with a live audience. But his major successes have been his book “The Laws of Cooking and How to Break Them.”
Few Interesting Things About Justin Warner
Justin’s life has been very public but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been things that have gone under the radar.
Warner is a go-getter
Justin Warner never seems to wait for opportunities to come to him. He’d rather be creating his own destiny. That’s the reason why he tried to get his independent show up even after repeated rejections.
His restaurant Do or Dine was a Michelin-rated restaurant
Even after so many difficulties, Justin was a co-owner in a Michelin-rated restaurant called Do or Dine. However, it didn’t last as a profitable business.
Justin Warner might have lost his restaurant, but he has been a major success anyway. His reported net worth as per latest estimates is over 8 Million Dollars. He owns a mansion in Rapid City residing there with his family. Also, he often makes news by donating into charities related to health and charity.