Alex Guarnaschelli Bio, Age, Daughter, Iron Chef, Cookbook, Food Network

Alex Guarnaschelli
Alex Guarnaschelli

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Alex Guarnaschelli Biography

Alex Guarnaschelli is an American chef and executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurant. She was also executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing. Alex hosts Alex’s Day Off and The Cooking Loft on Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Alex Guarnaschelli Age | How Old Is Alex Guarnaschelli?

Guarnaschelli was born in 1972 in New York City, New York, United States.

Alex Guarnaschelli Family | Parents | Mother

Alex Guarnaschelli’s mother is Maria Guarnaschelli, who is also a cookbook editor and a former cookbook editor for the famous chef, Maria Guarnaschelli.

Alex’s father is John Guarnaschelli, a Chinese cooking enthusiast, who passed away in 2020. Both of Alex’s parents were influential in her love for cooking and food, and Alex has often credited them for inspiring her culinary career.

Brandon Clark Alex Guarnaschelli | Husband |  Married

Alex Guarnaschelli was previously married to Brandon Clark, a fellow chef and the father of her daughter, Ava. The couple got married in 2007 but later divorced in 2015. Alex is currently not publicly known to be married or in a relationship.


Alex and his husband have a daughter Ava Clark.


She Worked under Larry Forgione and then in a number of restaurants in France. New York and Los Angeles including Guy Savoy’s La Butte Chaillot. Guarnaschelli worked at Daniel Boulud’s restaurant of the same name and at Joachim Splichal’s Patina before becoming chef de cuisine at Butter.

Iron Chef | Food Network

Ron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Food Network Alex competed in The Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 2007 where he fought Cat Cora in a “Farmers Market Battle”, but Cora won the challenge. Alex competed in the Food Network Challenge episode Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast and lost the contest.

In 2008 he co-hosted The Food Network’s The Cooking Loft with Guarnaschelli, in which the chef teaches a small group of students how to create new variations on classic dishes.

Alex competed in Season 5 of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption and won the final match at Kitchen Stadium against Chef Amanda Freitag.


  • The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart
  • Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook


Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato


4 tablespoons canola oil

6 chicken thighs

6 chicken legs

Kosher salt

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds

2 teaspoons chili flakes

1 large white onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced

1 large ginger knob, peeled and grated

6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved lengthwise

1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes

2 cinnamon sticks

4 fresh or dried bay leaves

Water, as needed

Net Worth

The author has an estimated net worth of $2 million.


Alex weighs 74 kg.

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