Katherine Lee was born on 14 September 1981, in Huntington, West Virginia USA, and is a novelist, chef, food critic and cookbook author, but best known from his appearances in numerous food-related television shows and specials. She’s worked with several popular restaurants and wine stores, and as she continues her varied career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
How rich is Katie Lee Joel? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the food industry, which began in the mid-2000s. She’s released several cookbooks over the course of her career and as she continues on, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Katie Lee Joel Net Worth $10 million
Katie grew up in Milton, West Virginia. She attended Miami University where she studied food science as well as journalism, including spending a semester in Florence, Italy at The British Institute. She graduated in 2003.
Lee then started pursuing a career in the culinary world, initially working with several restaurants, helping to create gourmet food as well as combining with wine. In 2003, she served as the house fishmonger of Jeff and Eddy’s Restaurant which she helped open, then two years later she created the website OliveAndPeach.com along with Aleishall Girard which focused on food related topics; however, the site stopped updating in 2006. Despite that, more opportunities opened up for Lee and increased her net worth – she hosted the first season of “Top Chef” by Bravo, although she had a negative reception which led her to be replaced. She returned as a guest judge later on in “Top Chef All Stars”.
In 2009, Katie released her first cookbook called “The Comfort Table”, and followed it up by releasing another cookbook entitled “The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions”. Two years later she released her first novel called “Groundswell”, the story of a woman recovering from divorce and discovering surfing. She continued her work on television too, appearing as a contributor for “The Early Show” and a correspondent for “Extra”. She also worked as a contributing editor for Gotham Magazine, and has a weekly column in the magazine Hamptons. She’s also made guest appearances in TV shows including “Iron Chef America’, “The Nate Berkus Show” and “Fox news”. She also worked on a video blog with Gary Vaynerchuk entitled “Wine Library TV” on which she made an appearance.
A few of Lee’s latest endeavors include the talk show “The Kitchen”, in which she serves as the co-host. She also has a show as part of the Cooking Channel entitled “Beach Bites with Katie Lee”. In 2016, she became a guest judge on “Beat Bobby Flay’.
For her personal life, it is known that Katie married musician Billy Joel in 2004 after the two met at a rooftop bar at New York City – they were together for six years until divorcing in 2010. She also serves as part of the Feeding America Entertainment Council and is a former member of the council of Chefs for Humanity. She’s also volunteered for Les Dames d’Escoffier which aims to help mentor women in the culinary profession.
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