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Relationship Facts of Chef Nakajima

Chef Nakajima is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Chef Nakajima dating someone? - Dating History

Chef Nakajima’s current relationship status is single. He remained low-key when it came to his personal life. It seems like he is paying more attention to his career at the moment.

Also, there is no information available regarding his past affairs.


Who is  Chef Nakajima?

Chef Nakajima is a famous Japanese-American chef and Television personality from Tokyo, Japan. He is well known for competing in the eighteen-season Top Chef in Portland, Oregon.

Apart from this, his TV debut was featured on Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet.

What is the birth name of Chef Nakajima?

Nakajima was born on August 24, 1989, in Tokyo Japan. As of 2024, he is 34 years old and he holds a Japanese national identity.

Moreover, his real birth name is Shota Nakajima, and his ethnicity is Japanese-American. Moreover, he was born in Japan but raised in Seattle Washington.

His parents and sibling’s identities are missing as per the source. He has not shared his personal details with the media.

He prefers to keep it secret rather than reveal it. There is a scarcity of his personal details.

He joined the most prestigious culinary school in Japan, Tsuji Culinary Art School.

Chef Nakajima: Profession life, Career

He has been interested in art and cooking since he was young. In Tsuji Culinary Arts School he apprenticed with famous chef Yasuhiko Sakamoto.

After that, he worked for Chef Taichi Kitamura at sushi Kappo Tamura from (2011 to 2012)  and learned the form and style of Japanese fine- dining.

His debut was Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet, where he was the fourth chef eliminated. In 2018 he was featured on Beat Bobby Flay.


In 2014, he started the catering business, Kappo Kitchen, and later Naka, a kaiseki restaurant, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner restaurant. Later it was transformed into Adana.

Plus in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, he opened his own restaurant Taku an Osakan Kushikatus concept.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to close his both restaurants Adam and Taku.

Due to his luck, he reopened Taku in May 2011 and named Karaage restaurant. Moreover, he discovered his own bottle of teriyaki sauce named Make Umami.

Recently, Chef Nakajima made an announcement that he is going to reopen a Teriyaki restaurant.

Chef Nakajima: Net worth 2024, Salary

As of 2024, Nakajima’s net worth is approximately $1 million dollars, and his main source of earnings is Karage Restaurant and Taku.

His annual salary and weekly waring info are missing as per the source.

Rumors, Controversy

Nakajima has not been involved in any kinds of rumors and buzzes. He maintains his low profile and doesn’t want to destroy his reputed career.

Furthermore, he has never been embroiled in rumors and controversy.

Chef Nakajima: Body Features, Height, Weight

Chef Nakajima is an attractive man and has gained a lot of public attention due to his body features.

He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. His exact weight and body measurements are overlooked. Furthermore, he has brown hair with a pair of brown eyes.

Is Chef Nakajima active on social media?

Chef Nakajima is popular on all social media sites. His  Instagram account has been verified and has almost 132K followers and 2696 Followers under the username @chefshota

Along with that, his Twitter accounts have 3197 Followers and 69 Followers under the username @ChefShota.

Trivia/ Facts

  • He was the winner of Eater, Young Guns.
  • Nakajima was the third finalist of Top Chef: Portland.

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