Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse
Real Name/Full Name Emeril John Lagassé III
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Emeril Lagasse
Birth Place: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 October 1959
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185.188  lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Emeril John Lagasse Jr.
Mother – Hilda Medeiros
Siblings: Delores Lagasse
School: Diman Regional Vocation Technical High School
College: New England Conservatory of Music, Johnson, and Wales University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Alden Lovelace (m. 2000), Tari Hohn (m. 1989–1996), Elizabeth Kief (m. 1978–1986)
Kids/Children Name: (Emeril John Lagasse IV, Meril Lovelace Lagasse, Jillian Lagasse, Jessica Lagasse)
Profession: Celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author
Net Worth: $75 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Emeril Lagasse is one of the most recognized chefs globally and has captivated audiences for years on his show Emeril live. He shows impressive cooking skills and unique recipes, and audiences all over the world fall in love with his Louisiana-style cooking.

Well, how well do you know about Emeril Lagasse? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Emeril Lagasse’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Emeril Lagasse to date.

Biography and Early Life

Emeril Lagasse was born on 15th October 1959 to Emeril John Lagasse Junior together with Hilda Medeiros. His place of birth was Fall River, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, Emeril’s mother died recently in 2016.

He went to Dima regional vocational-technical High School to pursue a culinary arts program. Then, later on, he earned a New England Conservatory of music scholarship. He, however, did not study there; instead, he decided to become a chef. And this choice seems to be a good choice today because he has become very famous because of his career. But he decided to join Johnson and Wales University in the 1970s and received her honorary doctorate.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Emeril Lagasse in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Emeril Lagasse’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024 having been born on 15 October 1959. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185.188 lbs in Pound and 84 kg in Kilograms.


Emeril Lagasse went to the New England Conservatory of music then moved to Rhode Island, where he was studying at Johnson and Wales University. He also studied cooking art in Paris and Lyon, France.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Emeril Lagasse With Wife Alden Lovelace
Emeril Lagasse With Wife Alden Lovelace

Emeril Lagasse met his wife when he was working in a restaurant by the name Venus de milo. She was working there to fund his education. Her name is Elizabeth Kief. But they later divorced. After that divorce, Lagasse remarried to Tari Hohn, a fashion designer, but unfortunately, this marriage hit rock bottom.

He went on to give marriage yet another shot for the third time. This time he married Alden Lovelace, a real estate broker on 13th May 2000. This marriage turned out to a variant compared to the rest. The couple also managed to have two children and relocated to Destin, Florida.

Is Emeril Lagasse Gay?

There has not been any controversy with the life of Lagasse; he is considered to be straight and is married.

Professional Career

Legasse had the position of an executive chef in 1979 when he worked at Dunfey’s Hyannis Resort. After Paul Prudhomme stopped offering his service as executive chef at the Commander’s Palace, he took charge. Lagasse worked there for almost eight years in New Orleans under the management of Richard Brennan Sr. He began his business in 1990 to sell food and beers. He named it Emeril’s, situated in New Orleans.

He specialized in Cajun and Creole cooking Styles and situated the majority of his businesses in New Orleans. International Space Center, a NASA’s section, has enjoyed his services since he made many receipts in 2006 for the choice of meals. He currently works as an executive chef and has 13 restaurants he runs in big cities including New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Bethlehem, and many more. He has made appearances in mini cooking shows on television and films, such as Emeril Live, Shop-at-home networks, Emeril’s Florida, and the Emeril Lagasse show. He was once the judge of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 in Seattle and 11 in New Orleans as well.


He obtained his award to him by culinary School in 1978 and was awarded the best chef in 1983. Emeril achieved a remarkable place in the culinary Globe during his time as executive chef of Commander’s Palace. Emeril’s restaurant clinched the first position becoming the restaurant of the year according to Esquire magazine. N 1999, it also won the wine spectator grand award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Emeril Lagasse in 2024

Emeril Lagasse Net Worth
Emeril Lagasse Net Worth

As of 2024, The net worth of Emeril Lagasse is $75 million. Most of it is from his restaurants especially because they are in major cities. Other sources of his wealth is hosting various shows, selling his cookbooks, and being a judge on shows. He is an outgoing chef, an executive work. He owns many restaurants, and his appearance on films and television contributes hugely to his fame. That is evident given the awards and honors in his name.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Emeril was the pioneer host of the food network’s show known as how to boil water.
  • He is also famous for suggesting that viewers created spice blends as a way of reflecting one’s personal taste.
  • His jovial mood when hosting and being a fan of pork fat makes him stand out.

He is also the founder of a dry grocery products brand that includes pasta sauces, salsas, marinades, and many more. The man also started a pair of lines of kitchen knives. Its producer is Wusthoff. All-Clad hand makes the cookware and T-Fal is responsible for a kitchen electrical appliances series.


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