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(Chef, Entreprenuer)

Melissa Cookston is an American chef, businessman, entrepreneur, and author. She is married.

Relationship Facts of Melissa Cookston

Melissa Cookston is married to Pete.
She is mother of One (Lauren).
Melissa Cookston is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Melissa Cookston?

As of now, Melissa Cookstonis married. Her husband’s name is Pete. Details about their wedding are not disclosed.

They also have a daughter together named Lauren. Currently, she resides along her family lives in Hernando, Mississippi.

Who is Melissa Cookston?

Melissa Cookston is an American chef, businessman, entrepreneur, and author. She is the owner of two restaurants also.

Likewise, she has written two cookbooks and is a seven-time world barbecue champion.

In addition, Cookston has won the top prize at the Memphis in May World Barbecue Championship twice being the only female barbecue world champion.

Who are the parents of Melissa Cookston?

Melissa was born in Greenville, Mississippi in 1968. She hasn’t disclosed any information about her family and early days.

She belongs of American nationality and mixed (Scottish and English) ethnicity.

Details regarding her education and the universities she studied at are yet to be revealed.

Melissa Cookston: Career, Professional life

Melissa Cookston has been working in food preparation for years. She began cooking barbecue from the year 1996 and started entering different competitions.

Likely, she also won various competitions. In 2007, her husband, Pete quit their jobs and both of them started to tour various barbecue contests across the country.

The couple opened their first restaurant, Memphis BBQ Company in the year, in 2011. It has restaurant locations in Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina cities.

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Caption: Melissa Cookston cooking (Source: Biography Mask)

Likewise, in October 2016, she opened her second restaurant, STEAK by Melissa, in Southaven, Mississippi. She still serves as the pitmaster of Yazoo’s Delta Q barbecue team.

The chef has also appeared on various national news and talks shows as well as cooking shows and Food Network. Since 2012, she has appeared on BBQ Pitmasters.

She has appeared on several shows like CBS This Morning, The Kitchen, Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

As well as, she was seen on  Chopped, Last Call Food Brawl, the Today show, The Chew, Fox News, and many other shows.

In 2017, Melissa revealed that she started breeding her hybrid pigs. Cookston served as a judge on Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters too. Moreover, the chef was also named one of America’s most influential BBQ Pitmasters and personalities by Fox News.

She is sponsored by Prairie Fresh and is a frequent contributor to Prairie Fresh’s communications and marketing efforts. She is also an author of two cookbooks, Smokin in the Boy’s Room and Smokin Hot in the South.

Melissa Cookston: Salary, Net Worth

She owns two restaurants and is one of the most renowned chefs in the world. So she must have good earnings from her career. yet her net worth is estimated to be $20 million as of 2022.

Melissa Cookston: Rumor, Controversy

She seems to be in a low profile and doesn’t share much about her life. Hence, the actor is far from any sort of rumors or controversy until now.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

This chef stands with decent height and weight. She has black-colored hair and usually dyed it blonde. Likely, she has a flair complexion with dark brown colored eyes.

Is Melissa Cookston active on social media?

Melissa Cookston is active on Instagram with over 133K followers on around 9K followers on Twitter.

Likely, her Facebook page also holds around 20K following. Furthermore, she has her own YouTube channel with 4.27K subscribers.


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