With his cooking featuring the Cajun, Portuguese, Creole, and French styles, he made his way towards the TV hosting. And, as he became famed from that, he prepared his catchphrases, Kick it up a notch! and Bam! Today, let's talk about the earnings of the chef Emeril Lagasse as we will discuss his sources of income.
The total estimated net worth of the James Beard Award winner, Emeril Lagasse is reported to be $70 million. Most of his earning are from his restaurants while the other remaining portions of his income come from the TV shows and his books.
The chef has been working as a host of the Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse on Amazon Video produced by the Ugly Brother Studios. This show earned itself an Emmys for Outstanding Culinary Program.
YouTube: Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse trailer
From the reports of some years before, it was heard that the chef earns at least $150 million per year with $90 million from his restaurants. Also, his show Essence of Emeril paid him a total of $50 per video. In 2008, the chef also earned $50 million through his merchandising deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Emeril Lagasse, apart from being a TV host and a chef, is also an author as he has written a number of cookbooks. His first book was in 1993 where he wrote about his cooking style New New Orleans Cooking. The book is at $7 for its hardcover editions.
Apart from that, he wrote books with his own name since 1997. His last book was during 2004 as Emeril's There's a Chef in My Family and Emeril's Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude. His last book was currently at a price of $17 at the US market.
The chef, Emeril Lagasse is also an entrepreneur as he has a chain of 11 restaurants under his name. He had a restaurant in Orlando called Emeril's Tchoup Chop but, unfortunately, it had to be closed in 2017.
He has Emeril's New Orleans, NOLA Restaurant, Emeril's Delmonico, in the New Orleans. Apart from that, he also has his restaurants at the MGM Grand and The Palazzo in the Las Vegas.
Besides all of Emeril Lagasse's works, the cook is also known for philanthropy. He, in 2002, opened up the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which created opportunities for children to realize their full potential.
In total, the organization has been able to distribute more than $6 million in grants for the children. In 2010, he appeared in a commercial to raise awareness of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Well, it is now clear that the cook, Emeril Lagasse has a pretty straightforward life. With his added involvement in philanthropy, he has proved to be one of the greatest chefs in the world.