One cookbook author, a chef that is loved by Americans has to be Scott Conant. It is not just because of his yummy menus and recipes, but because of the smile he wears anytime he appears on the screens. It is always infectious. Aside from being a celebrity chef, he is a restaurateur with a chain of restaurants across the country. However, with all of his success, he had someone who stood by him through his rise to the top and that person is Meltem Conant.
Quick Facts About Meltem Conant
Well, when we say that person, we mean that his wife. Before we dig into Meltem Conant proper, let’s tell you a bit about Scott Conant.
Who is Meltem Conant’s Husband?
Scott Conant is an American chef with several appearances on cooking shows and competitions. He is of Italian ancestry and you know what they say of Italian chefs, they are unbeatable right? Conant was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the USA on February 19, 1971. He was born to Anne Conant and Charles Conant. He became interested in cooking right from a very tender age. His passion for cooking made him take cooking classes when he was 11. When he became a teenager aged 15, he enrolled in W.F. Kaynor Technical High School for culinary arts. To further sharpen his culinary skills, he enrolled again in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), one of the best places to enhance his cooking skills.
You’d be surprised at the length Conant went to be great at cooking. After his graduation from the CIA, Conant first of all secured an internship with New York City restaurant San Domenico. His internship here shaped how he wanted to run his restaurants. How do we know this? Well, he talked about it a lot. From the internship, he traveled to Germany to learn the art of pastry at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. After his sojourn, he returned to America to become a sous chef.
He is a chef best known for his appearances on cooking shows like “Martha Stewart Living”, “Top Chef”, etc. Aside from that, Scott Conant is also known for his three-star New York restaurants L’Impero and Scarlett NY. His specialty is Italian cuisine and over the years has become an expert in the cuisine. He also appeared as a judge on the Food Network’s show Chopped where his expertise in Italian cuisine is regularly sought after.
What Shot Scott Conant into Limelight?
After his experience from the top restaurants in the world, Conant gave his takes on Italian cuisine and his crisp writing and concise description made him a cult hero for cuisine enthusiasts. In no time, he earned loyal followership who always wanted to see his take on Italian cuisine in the New York Times.
Scott Conant’s Career
As more and more people started taking note of Scott Conant’s expertise and delicious recipes, he thought about setting up his own restaurant. Well, he did that in 2002 when he opened L’Impero in Tudor City. Within weeks of opening, the restaurant received a three-star review from the New York Times. You know what they say about watering the ground before planting? This justifies that statement. Conant had done a lot of work before embarking on building his own brand and it became successful. Within a year, Conant already had signature pasta.
He has received top honors from some of the highly recognized bodies such as the James Beard Foundation. Conant won Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards in 2003. This was a testament to his hard work. Conant would go on to open many more restaurants, notably the Scarlett’s, located in Chelsea, Manhattan. Scarpetta also has won its own fair share of awards. It is simple, everything Scott Conant touches turns to gold.
Who Really is Meltem Conant?
Let’s just get it on the head. Meltem Conant is the wife of Scott Conant. While her husband is out there in the public space, Meltem would rather she stayed behind the curtains for reasons best known to her. Meltem is from Turkey. while there isn’t information about where she was as born or who her parents are, we know she has been in the United States of America for a long time.
Scott married Meltem in 2007 in Turkey. They dated for a while before tying the knot. We do not know when they started dating or when they met as the duo would prefer to keep that part of their lives under wraps. The couple has two kids in Ayka and Karya Conant.
Meltem Conant is Lowkey
Despite being the wife of a famous chef, Meltem Conant is unusually low-key about making appearances. It could be that she is camera shy or maybe her nature is to be secretive. She has, however, attended occasions with her celebrity husband but taking over the spotlight isn’t her thing. Being married for thirteen years is no small issue and it looks like it is going to continue that way.
Meltem Conant Social Media
When we told you Meltem Conant would rather stay away from the spotlight, we weren’t joking. Meltem Conant has no social media accounts as we know them today. She is totally cool with being a wife and mother for her children and perhaps running jobs that she hasn’t disclosed to the public.
Meltem Conant Net Worth
There is no information about the net worth of Meltem Conant but her husband’s net worth according to many reliable sources is $5 million.
Meltem Conant may be a secretive or private person, it doesn’t take away the fact that she has supported her husband over the years and her husband also in return make glowing remarks about her.