Born to cook, Rachael Ray has parlayed her childhood love into a successful career as an award-winning television persona, cookbook author, and Lifestyle magazine chief editor, with her easy cooking approach and multiple successful programs including 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Week In A Day, $40 a Day, etc.
Quick Facts About Rachael Ray
|Birthday||September 25, 1968|
|Age||49 Years Old|
Rachel Ray Mini Bio
Rachel Ray was born on 25th August 1968 in Glen Falls, New York, United States. Surrounded by the family involved in the cooking business, she was brought up in Lake George, New York. She herself landed several jobs in the food industry.
After college, Rachel worked at New York's Macy’s Marketplace as a candy manager. She left Macy’s shortly after she was promoted to a fresh food section and worked as chef & buyer at a gourmet store.
After leaving New York City, she started a job at a shop in Albany, where she held cooking lessons in a cooking store and caught the attention of the local television station.
The local CBS affiliate, WRGB started cooking segments, which became 30 Minute Meals later. On the show, she taught various simple recipes that she says can be completed within a half-hour.
According to her, her Cajun ancestry along with her Sicilian grandparent, Emmanuel Scuderi, have a strong influence on her cooking. Mostly, she uses ingredients like fresh herbs, chicken stock to add flavors and garlic.
On television, she hosted 30 Minute Meals from 2001 to 2012 for whole 27 seasons. The show was so much popular that Food Network debuted 3 other programs: Inside Dish, Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels and $40 a Day.
Additionally, she is known to have a recurring appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She became a TV executive producer for a Latin cooking show Viva Daisy! on Food Network.
In 2005, Ray launched a food & lifestyle magazine called Every Day with Rachel Ray and also premiered a self-titled TV show collaborating with Oprah Winfrey the next year. Continuing to stand on her own, she won Daytime Emmy Award followed by several others.
Family and Personal life
Like her career, Rachel also enjoys same success and satisfaction in her personal life. Currently, the accomplished media figure resides in Adirondacks with her happy family accompanied by her mom, Elsa Scuderi, and husband John M. Cusimano.
She married Cusimano, an American lawyer and also a frontman of a rock band The Cringe in 2005. The couple doesn’t have children yet.
Raised with two siblings, she is younger to her sister Maria Betar and elder to her brother Emmanuel.
An average height of 5 feet 3 inches and approximate 60 kg weight have complemented her alluring body measuring 37-28-38 inches. Always concerned about her health and fitness, she indulges in workout routines and healthy diet plans.
In addition to programs, products, and books, Rachel has devoted some of her time to philanthropy. With an aim to educate the young American kids and their families about the importance of nutrition, she has established a non-profit organization called Yum-O!
The 3-times Emmy-winning television personality, celebrity cook and businesswoman also hosts a syndicated daily talk & lifestyle program called Rachel Ray on Food Network.