What is chef Richard Blais’ net worth? The “Top Chef Amateurs” judge started his career at McDonald’s

Looking for something deliciously new to binge on? ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ is what you need! Bravo’s latest show sees amateur cooks battling to prove their culinary prowess. However, the show comes with an exciting twist. Each of the competing chefs will be assisted by former “Top Chef” students, who are also part of a rotating jury this season.

If you’re looking for other cooking shows to check out, you might want to consider ‘MasterChef Legends’, ‘The Chef Show’, ‘Chopped Junior’, and ‘BBQ Brawl’.


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Who is Chef Richard Blais?

Chef Richard Blais is a restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality. He was born in Uniondale, New York. His first kitchen job was at a McDonald’s outlet on Long Island, where he learned how a kitchen works. He went on to receive an associate degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America.

He then studied with chefs Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Daniel Boulud and Ferran Adrià and trained in the restaurants Chez Panisse and elBulli.

He is the winner of ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’

Blais joined the ‘Top Chef’ family when he appeared on season 4 of the show. Blais had a stellar run, seeing that he made it all the way to the final and finished second alongside Lisa Fernandes. However, they both lost to Stéphanie Izard. Blais faced competition again in 2010 when he appeared in ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’.

Blais turned out to be a tough competition the second time around and rose to the top, ultimately winning the show. He then returned to the show as a judge in seasons 12, 13 and 18. In addition to “Top Chef”, he also appeared on “Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage” and “Guy’s Grocery Games”, and is then became a judge on both series. He has also been a recurring judge on ‘Masterchef’ and ‘Masterchef Junior’ as well as in animated shows such as’ Cook Your Ass Off ‘,’ Man v. Master ‘,’ Hungry Games’ and ‘Halloween Baking’.

What is his net worth?

As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Blais’ net worth is $ 5 million. Pacific reported in 2017 that Blais owned a 2,500 square foot property in California with a top chef-style kitchen and state-of-the-art bar.

Besides his television career, he owns and operates Trail Blais. This culinary consulting firm has worked with restaurants such as Flip Burger Boutique, Crack Shack, and Juniper & Ivy in Southern California. He is also the Chef of Ember & Rye at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.

On ‘Top Chef Amateurs’, Blais makes a comeback as part of the ‘Top Chef’ alum to help home cooks by assisting them in the kitchen as they race against the clock while taking on challenges. He will also be on the jury this season, alongside Eric Adjepong, Jennifer Carroll, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Cmar, Tiffany Derry, Joe Flamm, Gregory Gourdet, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde and Isaac Toups.

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