Australian chef Adriano Zumbo is best acknowledged as a celebrity guest chef in season 2 of the Australian reality competitive cooking program, MasterChef Australia. He is known for his expertise to make elaborate desserts like V8 cake, fairytale house, and the croquembouche tower.
The Australian chef also starred in the 2011 documentary series called Zumbo and had also published a book titled Zumbo Book.
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The pastry chef is dating former My Kitchen Rules star Nelly Riggio for almost two years since 2016.
The couple celebrated a year of togetherness in November 2017. His girlfriend, Nelly shared a picture with him on her Instagram on 29 November 2017 and said that Adriano had filled her heart with an uncontrollable amount of love.
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Adriana was seen kissing his partner’s on another image shared by Nelly on her social media on 14 March 2018. She had described that she is truly blessed to have Adriano in her life.
Adriano Zumbo with Nelly Riggio in Newzealand on 27 June 2018 (Photo: Nelly's Instagram)
Nelly had dated MKR’s contestant JP Hulliet in the past. After her breakup with JP, Nelly had taken Adriano to meet her mother, Ursula. Adriano was rumored to be the reason behind Nelly's split with JP Hulliet. But Nelly clarified and said to newidea.com.au,
“He’s not a homewrecker, he knew I was in a relationship. But it just wasn’t working with JP any more. We could both tell it was over.
Though the couple is a passionate relationship, Adriano is yet to settle with Nelly as his wife.
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The Australian chef dated family lawyer Daniella Ruggero for two years since 2012. The pair lived together in Sydney's suburb of Balmain, and the budding affair of the couple was evident in the multiple Twitter post.
Adriano was also engaged with his boss’s daughter. Adriano was at the age of 19 when he had a job in a French bakery in Balmain while his girlfriend at that time was just 17. The pair were reported to be on the verge of getting married, but he didn't get engaged.
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Adriano was raised by his Italian parents, Frank and Nancy Zumbo, who owned the local IGA supermarket. Adriano claims that he inherited the excellent cooking quality from his mother, who was a great cook.
The chef in his early days used to lift lollipops from his family shop and used to sell it to the school kids. He didn’t have any ambition working for his family business, so he figured himself to become a truck driver. However, his parents compelled him to work in their store.
He also had a working experience at his sister, Rosalba Zumbo’s bakery store.
How Much Is Adriano Zumbo’s Net Worth?
The 36-year-old chef summons the majority of his net worth from his working stint as a pastry chef. The prime portion of Adriano’s revenue is contributed by the six pastry stores, which he opened in different areas in Australia.
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Adriano makes proper remuneration as a chef. According to the Australian job news portal, Indeed, the average salary of an Australian Chef is $55,150 per annum. He also accumulated earnings as the host of theSeven Network cooking series, Zumbo's Just Desserts.
His pastry stores are based in Sydney: Balmain, Pyrmont, Chatswood, Circular Quay, Macquarie Shopping Centre, Queen Victoria Building, and Melbourne: Emporium Melbourne and South Yarra.
He is also going to add other extra income as a judge from the Channel 4 TV series, Sugar Rush, which premiered on 13 July 2018. The cooking show this time will feature contestants making desserts that are later going to be judged by Chef Adriano.
Adriano is currently on a bankroll after selling his lavish Sydney home for a cool $1.3 million in July 2018. The house was for the auction for three weeks that he reportedly bought for $675,000 back in 2003. The Chef was 21 years of age when he was the owner of the property and today he got the resale value three times for what he had purchased.
The house covers an area of 340 square meters and has three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a chef-inspired island kitchen with high-quality Ilve gas appliances. There is also a living area build inside the center of the residence.
He earns millions of fortunes but does he pay his staff well? The answer happens to be No! As per the Business Insider in 2017, Adriano is one of the high profile chefs, who underpays his staffs.
Adriano Zumbo was born on 6 November 1981 in Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia as per wiki. His birth sign is Scorpio.
He went to commence his pastry chef apprenticeship in 1997 after completing his schooling.