Aarón Sánchez Biography
A native of Chihuahua, Mexico Aarón Sánchez is a Mexican celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author, and philanthropist.
He is known for being the executive chef and part-owner of the Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans. Moreover, he co-starred on Food Network’s hit series Chopped and Chopped Jr. He also hosted Cooking Channel’s Emmy-nominated Taco Trip. Additionally, Aarón appeared on Iron Chef America and is one of the few chefs whose battles have ended in a draw, tying with Masaharu Morimoto in “Battle Black Bass” in Season 2.
Aarón Sánchez Age
Sánchez is 47 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 12th, 1976 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Aarón Sánchez Height
Aarón measures a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. He also weighs 220 lbs.
Aarón Sánchez Parents, Twin Brother, and Siblings
Aaron has a twin brother named Rodrigo who is an attorney in New York City. The brothers were both born to Zarela Martinez, their mother, and Adolfo Sanchez, their father.
Their father is a restaurateur and the author of several cookbooks while their father not much is known about him although he moved to El Paso, Texas sometime later. Sanchez started cooking from a very young age initially by helping his mother prepare traditional Mexican foods for her catering business.
The family moved to New York in 1984 and his mother started the acclaimed Café Marimba. It was here that Sanchez began to cook in a professional kitchen. Aaron was sent by his mother to New Orleans at the age of 16 to spend the summer working with Chef Paul Prudhomme.
Aarón Sánchez Wife
From 2009 up until 2012, Sanchez had been married to singer Ifé Mora. The beautiful couple had been blessed with a son called Yuma.
Aarón Sánchez Restaurant
In August 2014, Sanchez alongside his fellow chef John Besh partnered together to open their first restaurant called Johnny Sanchez in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the Baltimore location closed in September 2017. Despite that, the duo opened a second location in October 2014 in New Orleans.
Unfortunately as of February 2019, Besh is no longer a part of Johnny Sanchez. However, Aaron has partnered with Miles Landem and Drew Mire and they all purchased and currently own the restaurant. The three partners also are planning to develop a second restaurant in New Orleans, eyeing the Mid-City area, though the name and location have not been announced.
Aarón Sánchez Recipes
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Aarón Sánchez Tv Shows
The following are Tv Shows that Sanchez has been featured in:
- 2001-2002 Melting Pot
- 2002 Boy Meets Grill
- 2007 Throwdown! with Bobby Flay
- 2009 Food Detectives
- 2009 Chefs vs. City
- 2010 Food(ography)
- 2010-2011 Unique Eats
- 2011 Mike & Mike
- 2011 Aarón Loves New York
- 2009-2011 The Best Thing I Ever Ate
- 2011-2012 Heat Seekers
- 2012 Food Network Star
- 2011-2013 The Best Thing I Ever Made
- 2005-2013 Iron Chef America
- 2014 The Taste
- 2014 Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
- 2014 Southern Fried Everything
- 2014 Rewrapped
- 2014 Finding Your Roots
- 2015 Beat Bobby Flay
- 2015 Best.Ever.
- 2014-2015 Taco Trip
- 2016 All-Star Academy
- 2016 Celebrity Food Fight
- 2014-2016 Chopped After Hours
- 2016 Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
- 2015-2016 Guilty Pleasures
- 2015-2016 Chopped Junior
- 2009-2017 Chopped
- 2016 – MasterChef
- 2017 Simply Ming
- 2018 – MasterChef Junior
- 2019 24 Hrs to Hell and Back
- 2020 Hell’s Kitchen
- 2021 Selena + Chef
Aarón Sánchez Net Worth
Sanchez has over the years made a great fortune from his career as a chef. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Aarón Sánchez Instagram
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