Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray was born on 25th August 1968 in New York. She is a famous businesswoman, celebrity cook, an author and a television personality in America. Her mother worked as restaurant manager in Capital District in New York. She moved to New York City in 1995. She worked at Macy’s candy counter first and later she started managing the food department. Later she started managing pub in the hotel The Sagamore. After that, she became a buyer at a gourmet market Cowan & Lobel. She took classes to teach people on how to cook a meal in less than 30 minutes. The classes were a hit. The success of the classes got her a weekly segment appearance in the newscast of WRGB. Along with this she got a radio appearance. Then she received her first contract in Food Network in the year 2001.

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The critics claim that her 30 mins concept does not count the time taken for preparation. Ray responds to this claim, saying that she never had formal training for her job. She gives credit to her maternal grandmother and Cajun’s ancestors for her cooking skills. Her main ingredients include garlic, fresh herbs and chicken. She believes in cooking without measurements. During her TV shows she has used many catchphrases like yum-o, Oh my gravy!, stoup, choup and E-V-O-O. The word E-V-O-O was added in Oxford College Dictionary as a short version of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the year 2007. Her show, which was given her name premiered on 18th September 2006. This show was part of the deal that she signed in the year 2005. Her multiple appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was part of the publicity to the show. Her another show “Rachael’s vacation” was premiered on 12th January 2008 on the Food Network. The show was a travelogue in different European countries. She produced a Latin cooking show in the year 2008. The show was named Viva Daisy. She was captain of one of the teams in the show Rachael vs Guy in the year 2012. She has written various cooking books. She launched her magazine in the year 2005. The magazine’s name was Every Day with Rachael Ray. The magazine was published in various issues in 2006 and 2007. Nabisco crackers made her their spokeswoman in the year 2006. She endorsed the coffee of Dunkin Donuts in March 2007. A new feature in AT&T phones made her recipes available in the month of May in 2007. She introduced pet food range in 2008. She launched a nonprofit organization called Yum-O in the year 2006. This organization teaches families how to cook, fund cooking related education and feed hungry kids. In 2007, a company named as West Point home launched blankets, sheets and coverlets which were designed by Rachael Ray.

She got married to John Cusimano on 24th September 2005. Her husband is main singer in a rock band and a lawyer in America. Her net worth is estimated to be around $60 million.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 25 Aug, 1968
Age: 51 yrs
Occupations: Restaurateur
Television presenter
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Glens Falls
Gender: Female
Description: American television host, businesswoman, celebrity cook, and author
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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