Marcela Valladolid Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Illness and Cookbooks

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Marcela Valladolid Biography and Wiki

Marcela Valladolid is an American Chef and author who served as the host of the Food Network program Mexican Made Easy and a panelist on the Best Baker in America program.

Marcela Valladolid Education

After earning a “Certified cook” diploma from the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, Valladolid relocated to Paris, France, where she attended the Ritz-Escoffier Cooking School and received a classically trained pastry chef diploma.

Marcela Valladolid Age and Birthday

How old is Marcela? Valladolid is 44 years old as of 2022. She was born Marcela Luz Valladolid on 19 July 1978 in San Diego, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on July 19th every year.

Marcela Valladolid Nationality and Ethnicity

Valladolid is American nationality by birth. She was born in San Diego, California, United States. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry. READ ALSO: Giselle Fernández

Marcela Valladolid Parents | Family

Valladolid is the daughter of Maria Rodriguez Valladolid, and Antonio Valladolid. She has a sister named Antonio Valladolid. Working at her aunt Marcela’s cooking school in Tijuana, Mexico, piqued her interest in pursuing a career as a chef.

Marcela Valladolid Husband | Children

With her ex-husband Fausto Gallardo, Valladolid has a son named Fausto Gallardo , who was born in 2004. She also has a daughter named Anna Carina Button-Valladolid born in 2016 and a son named David Button-Valladolid, born in 2015 with her fiancé Philip Button. Paul Hollywood, Valladolid’s co-host of The American Baking Competition, and her were briefly involved in a romance in 2013. Hollywood and his wife briefly split up over the affair before getting back together, but it was brought up in reports of their second split in 2017.

Marcela Valladolid Height

Valladolid stands at an average height of 5 feet 2 inches(1.56 m).

Marcela Valladolid Net Worth

Valladolid has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Marcela Valladolid Illness

Valladolid is not sick but healthy. She said that she quited smoking because of her children.

Marcela Valladolid Cookbooks

Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor, Valladolid’s debut cookbook, was released in August 2009 and has since garnered favorable reviews. Mexican Had Easy, Valladolid’s second cooking program, made its Food Network premiere in January 2010. Mexican Made Easy, her second cookbook and a companion to her television show, was published in September 2011. The goal of Valladolid’s book and the San Diego-filmed television program is to demonstrate to the world that traditional Mexican cuisine does not contain “yellow cheese” and that it is possible to prepare it with “fresh flavor that fits all.”

Marcela Valladolid Career

As an editor and recipe stylist, Valladolid joined the Bon Appétit staff. She also participated in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005, when she placed fourth. Relatos with Sabor, which aired on Discovery en Espanol and was broadcast in the US and Latin America, was Valladolid’s first cookery program. She demonstrated to viewers in the series how Hispanic households in the area maintain and repurpose old recipes. Additionally, Valladolid has been in other Food Network programs. She served as a judge for a contest with a fish taco theme on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. She and Flay collaborated to defeat Andrew Zimmern and Masaharu Morimoto on an Iron Chef America episode that took place on New Year’s Day in 2012.

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She took part in a celebrity edition of Chopped in 2012 as well, when she made it to the final round and came in second (out of four competitors). She participated in Guy’s Grocery Games in 2013 as a judge.

On the CBS reality TV cooking competition series The American Baking Competition, Valladolid served as one of the two judges. Valladolid appeared as a guest model on The Price Is Right’s Thanksgiving episode on November 27, 2013, but long before that, in 2004, he participated in the game show and won a car by playing “That’s Too Much.” Valladolid started as one of the co-hosts on the Food Network program The Kitchen in January 2014 and left the program in October 2017.