Cliff Crooks from contestant of ‘Top Chef’ to his own show ‘Chef Boot Camp’! Is he married?

Cliff Crooks from contestant of ‘Top Chef’ to his own show ‘Chef Boot Camp’! Is he married?

Cliff Crooks is an American chef who is known for being a contestant in the second season of the competition reality show Top Chef. 

He has appeared in shows like Tournament of Champions, Worst Cooks in America, Chopped Junior, Hell’s Kitchen, and Top Chef.

Chef Boot Camp's chef Cliff Crooks
Chef Boot Camp’s chef Cliff Crooks (Source: FoodSided)

Cliff Crooks on Chef Boot Camp

Food Network has started a new show Chef Boot Camp with Cliff Crooks. Cliff leads the chefs to arrive in his kitchen with redemption. Talking about the new show with FoodSided, Crooks said,

“I definitely agree with this statement. While chefs will always be “cooks” as a profession, cooking is solely about executing repetitive excellence on a daily basis. The single-minded focus of “can I outperform myself every day.” Good cooks will be noticed in a kitchen and given more in-depth tasks with the hopes of continuing on the journey of becoming a chef.”

To be a good chef, a person should listen to everyone when they speak as one cannot know everything. The other qualities of a chef as per Cliff are the ability to stay calm, wanting to know facts before judgment, being willing to do the dirty work, ability to take criticism about their food, and being open to corrections and opinions.

He added,

“A chef relies on their team to execute that dish on a week-to-week basis, from sourcing to preparation to plate. The drive in this case comes from watching the hard work of training and processing of information come to life on the plate and constantly checking the quality so it’s exactly the same each time.”

Cliff Crooks on Chef Boot Camp
Cliff Crooks on Chef Boot Camp (Source: TBR News Media)

Likewise, a chef needs to fit into the culture of a restaurant. He hopes that the viewers will love the show as it presents a different level of talent, expertise, and ambition of the chefs.

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Who was Cliff Crooks inspired?

Cliff Crooks was interested in cooking from a young age. He used to cook with his nana who was a fantastic cook. He always looked up to his nana for cooking and his curiosity for food started then. When he was 15 years old, he started working as a busser and slowly worked his way up.

He became a sous chef and finally an executive chef at some high-end New York City restaurant.

Cliff Crooks is married!

Cliff Crooks is happily married to his wife Karina Veiga. They seem to have married in the year 2019 and share pictures of his beautiful wife occasionally. They have a lovely condo together in Weehawken, New Jersey. The couple does not have any children yet as they are taking things slow.

Cliff Crooks and wife Karina Veiga
Cliff Crooks and Karina Veiga (Source: Distractify)

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