Fate cannot deny the success to someone who has been focussed and determined to achieve a particular goal in life. Thomas Keller is such a professional who started cooking from the early age and finally landed being the prestigious chef of America.
Thomas Keller is the recipient of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, Outstanding Wine Service Award, and Outstanding Service Award. He is also the president of the Bocuse d’Or U.S team who had the privilege for recruiting and training the candidates in 2009.
Is Thomas Married To His Girlfriend?
Thomas is enjoying the romantic perks of a relationship with his partner Laura Cunningham in a full fledge. They have known each other for more than 24 years as they started dating during the early French Laundry days. His ladylove was formerly general manager of the French Laundry. Thomas was engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Laura Cunningham in 2008.
Thomas Keller poses with his fiancée, Laura Cunningham (Photo: yahoo.com)
Unlike many other couples, he also faced various disputes in the relationship with his wife-to-be. Finally, they have concluded that they would leave the H.R drama to the office and won't be the workaholics anymore. He also added that they are maintaining healthy habits as well. The lovebirds are yet to announce about their plans of getting married.
Insights Into His Family Life
Thomas Keller was born to parents Edward Keller and Betty Keller. His father was a former Marine drill instructor whereas his mother was a manager of the restaurant. His lived with his mother in Florida after his parents divorced when he was five years of age. He started being engaged in cooking business since then.
His father came back to him after decades of separation. The father and son duo liked each other so much and enjoyed each other’s company. As per NYTimes of 28 October 2009, Thomas said that it was essential to sit with his father, have a beer and a cigar. Thomas took care of his father during the last moment of his life. He died at an elderly age of eighty-six.
What Is The Net Worth Of Thomas Keller?
Thomas Keller has derived a staggering net worth of $30 million. He has accumulated his wealth from his cooking expert as a cook. He owns eight restaurants and two bakeries in the United States.
Thomas started his career as a dishwasher and later as a cook in a Palm Beach Restaurant which was managed by his mother. He then moved to Rhode Island to do a job as a cook at a restaurant. The American chef met French Master Chef Roland Henin and learned various cooking nuances from him. He used his skills and worked in different places like La River in New York.
In 1987, he opened a refined and expensive French cuisine restaurant in New York. The business was not going well, so he left the restaurant to his partner and left. In 1994, he purchased The French Laundry and got successful shortly. With success, he opened Per Se restaurant in 2004 and Ad Hoc in 2006 that serves the quality food to the customers.
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Thomas Keller was born on 14 October 1955 in Camp Pendleton, California. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He stands tall at the height of 1.8m (5 feet 10 inch) and has a star sign of Libra.