Roy Choi
Roy Choi
Real Name/Full Name Roy Choi
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Roy Choi
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 24 February 1970
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167.55 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Soo Myung Choi
Mother – Jai Nam Choi
Siblings: N/A
School: Southern California Military Academy
College: California State University, Culinary Institute of America
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Korean-American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Michelle Rea
Kids/Children Name: 1
Profession: Chef
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Roy Choi is a Korean American chef by profession. He raised to popularity after creating the famous Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi. He is well famous for making foods that aren’t fancy. He has also presented himself on a Netflix cooking series, with the “The Chef Show” title. Roy is recognized as one of the initiators of the gourmet food truck movement.

Well, how well do you know about Roy Choi? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Roy Choi’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 Roy Choi to date.

Biography and Early Life

Roy Choi was born on 24 February in the year 1970. His birthplace is in Seoul, South Korea, and he was born to Korean parents. His father, Soo Myung Choi, is from South Korea. Whereas his mother, Jai Nam Choi, is a North Korean. His parents met and married in the United States. They permanently shifted to the US in the year 1972. Roy grew up in Los Angeles and southern California. His parents were involved in multi businesses, including owning liquor shops, Korean restaurants, and many more.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Roy Choi in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Roy Choi’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 24 February 1970. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167.55 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


Roy Choi changed his schools many times since his parents moved from place to place. There is no mention of his early school days. At the age of fifteen, He got enrolled himself at Southern California Military Academy in Signal Hill. After the completion of high school, he went to California State University for his further studies. There he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He was a dropout student of Western State University Law School. In the year 1996, He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Roy Choi is a married man. He has tied the knot with Michelle Rea. The couple also has a daughter named Kaylen. He spent time teaching cooking to people and also owns a blog site for the same. He has a smooth personal life.

Is Roy Choi Gay?

No, Roy Choi is not gay. He has a wife named Michelle Rea. He is also the father of a daughter, Kaylen. This says that he is straight.

Professional Career

Roy Choi started his career as a hotel chef in the mid-years of 1970. He got a place as a chef at the Hilton Hotels in the year 2001. In the year 2007, he earned himself the title of Chef De Cuisine. Roy has also presented his skills at the Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen and Embassy Suites in Sacramento.

After working as a chef at various hotels, he shifted his focus to food trucks. He became famous after being the founder of the Kogi, which is a Korean-Mexican taco food truck. He found it in the year 2008. Roy is the owner and founder of a restaurant named Best Friend in Las Vegas. He is also seen in various cooking shows and has made his appearance in a Netflix cooking series titled “The Chef Show.” He also spent his time teaching cooking and running a blog site. He also runs Sunny spot in Venice-CA.


Roy Choi is a renowned chef and has inspired many through his cooking skills. He has not yet won any award. However, he has earned some titles to his name. In the year 2010, he was given the title of One of the Best New Chefs.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Roy Choi in 2024

Roy Choi Net Worth
Roy Choi Net Worth

Roy Choi has an estimated net worth of $2 million. This net worth is according to 2024 reports. His earnings are mainly through his professional career as a chef. He earned much profit through his food truck Kogi. He is also the owner of a restaurant, which adds up to his net worth. Apart from this, he runs a blogging site and which also brings him some earning. Hence his net worth is justified.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Following are some interesting facts about Roy Choi:

  • Roy Choi is often referred to with nicknames as “Papi” and “El Guapo.” He loves teaching and distributing cooking-related knowledge.
  • He is mostly known for “food that isn’t fancy.”
  • He runs a blog which is very popular among his fans.

Roy Choi has earned much recognition as a professional chef. He had seen a childhood full of struggles. He was almost got himself into the addiction of wrong things. But soon came out of the same and worked for his career. Today he is seen as a professional and successful Korean-Mexican chef.


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