Antonia Lofaso has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2022. With a 15-year career in cooking, the restaurant owner and television chef have amassed a fortune.
In addition to Top Chef, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Beachside Brawl, and Restaurant Startup, she has appeared on a number of reality television shows.
In Los Angeles, California, Lofaso is the executive chef of three eateries BlackMarket Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots, and DAMA.
Antonia Lofaso’ Net Worth: How Much Money Does She Have?
Antonia Lofaso is a celebrity chef with an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
She has earned a fortune as a chef working both in front of and behind the camera. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute who has participated in a number of reality cooking competitions.
But right now she works as the executive chef at the BlackMarket Liquor Bar in Los Angeles.
She is also an author who has published several cookbooks such as The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals.
Antonia is an executive chef at a number of restaurants, including, Scopa Italian Roots, DAMA, Fashion District, and BlackMarket Liquor Bar.
Antonia Lofaso’s Career
Antonia Lofaso started her career in restaurants while she was studying at French Culinary Institute in New York. She was a manager at Sean Combs’ restaurant, Justin.
After graduation, she served as a chef at the Los Angeles restaurants Spago and Foxtail.
Lofaso made her television debut in 2008 after participating in season four of Top Chef, also known as Top Chef: Chicago. She finished fourth in the competition.
She competed in Top Chef’s eighth season, also known as Top Chef: All-Stars, from 2010 to 2011, finishing third. She competed against Mike Isabella on a Top Chef Duels episode in 2014 which she won.
Lofaso also participated in a short-lived TV show where she was a professional chef who had to compete with other amateur chefs. Unfortunately, the show stopped after the fourth episode.
She also opened two of her eateries in Los Angeles at this time: BlackMarket Liquor Bar (2011) and Scopa Italian Roots (2013).
She continues to run these eateries in addition to another two, DAMA (2018) and The Local Peasant, Woodland Hills, and Sherman Oaks.
On the 2013–2017 season of the Food Network competition program Cutthroat Kitchen, Antonia made her debut as a judge.
She also participated in and won Cutthroat’s special 2016 “Judging Judges” episode, defeating both Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Simon Majumdar, and Jet Tila.
Antonia went on to become the judge on Guy’s Grocery Games, the CNBC television show Restaurant Startup, Selena + Chef, Guy’s Chance Of A Lifetime, The Julia Child Challenge, and many more.
Antonia Lofaso Makes Money And Earnings From Her Successful Career
Antonia Lofaso is making a fortune as a celebrity chef and television personality.
She has made a sizable sum of money thanks to her work on numerous TV shows and her three restaurants in Los Angeles.
Her website claims that curiosity about her cuisine was sparked after leaving the Long Island suburbs and entering the culturally diverse city of Los Angeles.
Her conviction that cavatelli and carnitas can coexist harmoniously on the same menu reflects her unique perception of food.
In addition to being a contestant, judge, and chef on a television show, she added host on her bio as of 2022. She hosted Beachside Brawl which debuted on the Food Network back in June.
Chefs from opposite sides of the nation were challenged to compete in it for a $50,000 grand prize and, of course, bragging rights as the “Best Coast” in order to win.
Antonia is currently back at it, assisting her friend Guy Fieri in hosting the most recent food competition show, Guy’s Ultimate Game Night.
Viewers are curious to learn the salary of chef Antonia since she has recently taken over so much of the Food Network. Though her specific salary is yet to be revealed, let’s look at the other star of Food Network.
Guy Fieri is one of the richest stars of Food Network. Forbes reported that he signed a contract of $80 million for three years with the network.
The chef Bobby Flay was reportedly making seven figures on the Food Network before he announced his intention to leave the network, according to Forbes.
The next celebrity is Ree Drummond, who, according to US Magazines reportedly earns between $8 million and $25 million annually.
Then comes, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray who have estimated earnings of $8 million and $25 million as of November 2022.
Antonia Lofaso Earnings From Restaurants
Antonia Lofaso is executive chef at three different restaurants in Los Angeles, BlackMarket Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots, and DAMA.
Lofaso opened Scopa – Italian Roots in 2013 inspired by her Italian-American heritage. It is one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles and is praised for its rendition of traditional Italian cuisine.
Though the restaurant is currently owned by someone else, she is still an executive chef at these restaurants. Mint.intuit estimated the average yearly salary of an executive chef to be $68,000.
The salary range from $24,500 to $115,000 depending on education, skills, experience, employer, and location.
She also undoubtedly makes more than $100,000 from a single restaurant, and a total of $300,00 from three different establishments, based on her experience of more than 15 years.
Antonia Lofaso Earnings From Paid Partnerships
Antonia as a chef has collaborated with several food brands including, Barillaus, Dairy queen, Wallaby Yogurt, Best Buy, and many more.
You can learn more about her sponsors on her Instagram.