In March 2020, with every participant on the rush for Top Chef: All-Stars season 17 preparations, Jennifer Carroll was all set to take the trophy home.
Jennifer was back for the third time on the show. She was Top Chef Season 6 finalist and also appeared in season 8 of Top Chef in 2011.
Her strategy for the season was to remain calm and poised. She was criticized for her aggressive demeanor in the past.
Aiming for the win, Jennifer also participated in Last Chance Kitchen, Life After Top Chef and Top Chef Duels.
As of early 2020, Jennifer had no major trophy inscribed to her name. Her unlucky losing streak continued when she became the fifth person to exit Top Chef: All-Stars LA.
Learn more about Jennifer’s life story and the struggles she embarked upon along with the article.
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Jennifer Carroll [Chef] Bio, Age, Birthday
Jennifer Carroll is greeted with birthday cake every January 8.
Running into the challenges, Jennifer was 33 years old when she participated in Top Chef: All-Stars 2020.
Jennifer mentioned that she wanted the world to see how much she had grown in these past years. She was nervous as much as the first time she was on the show.
Reportedly, Jennifer was an active contributor to many charitable causes as The American Brain Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and No Kid Hungry.
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Jennifer Carroll [Chef] Wiki, Family, Education
Jennifer Caroll attended Mount St. Joseph Academy for a high school diploma.
For higher education, Jennifer enrolled with Law major at Catholic University in Washington DC. Later, she transferred to study criminal justice and political science at Saint Joseph’s University.
In 1995, her love for culinary allured her to The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia.
Jennifer also trained under renowned 3 Michelin stars French Chef, Eric Ripert. She recalled her first audition to work for Eric, she was completely frozen.
Admittedly, Jennifer couldn’t even put into words how Eric completely changed her life.
Jennifer’s family was proud of her. Her parents and her two sisters were happy, able to eat such delicious foods in their homes.
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Net Worth, Restaurants, Career
Jeniffer Carroll started her career as a sous chef in San Francisco working at Julia and Café Kati.
Later, she moved to her hometown Philadelphia and started to work in Sonoma and Arroyo Grill. It was after then when Eric Ripert offered her to become sous chef Le Bernardin in Manhattan.
Jennifer also worked with chef Marcus Samuelsson in Harlem.
In 2015, Jennifer partnered with her Top Chef co-contestant Mike Isabella and opened the Requin Brasserie restaurant. But they ended their partnership in 2017 which resulted in Isabella filing for bankruptcy in the next year.
Jenifer along with her fiance Billy Riddle in 2018 together opened Spice Finch restaurant, popular for serving contemporary Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant was recognized as the top 10 best new restaurants in 2018 by Today’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.
As of 2020, Jeniffer Carroll estimated net worth was around $500,000.
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Jennifer Carroll [Chef] Height, Weight, Social Media
Jennifer Carroll’s launched her most successful catering company in 2011 called Carroll Couture Cuisine which mostly accounts for her overall net worth.
She had to split her time between Philadelphia (where she lived) and Washington DC (restaurant’s location) to take care of her business
Before 2020, her account @chefjencarroll in Instagram had almost 15k followers and her self titled Twitter account had 37.9K followers
Jennifer Carroll stands tall at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (170.18cm).
Husband, Engaged, Married — Billy Riddle
“Billy came in to eat with one of my sous chefs, and I was working… “
In 2008, Jennifer Carroll met her to-be husband Billy Joe Riddle, who is also a professional chef.
After 7 years of dating, Billy finally asked Jennifer to marry him.
As of 2020, the duo was engaged for 5 years and had planned to get married when both of them were set on their career.
Jennifer owned five rabbits namely Chewy, Larry, Lil’ Joanie, Pickle, and Turkey, who she loves like her children and considered her babies.
Last modified: April 24, 2020