The Los Angeles, California-based American chef Michael Voltaggio garnered recognition after becoming the winner of the sixth season of Top Chef. He has also appeared as a guest judge in Season 3 of Top Chef Canada and has appeared twice in the sitcom Young & Hungry.

Michael is currently in the restaurant business and also owns one with his chef brother Bryan. Know his professional and personal life below.

Born And Raised in Frederick, Maryland

Michael Voltaggio was born on September 19, 1978, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. His mother’s name is Sharon Mangine

He has a brother named Bryan Voltaggio, who is also a chef as well. Similarly, he has a sister, Staci Rosenberger.

Childhood photo of Michael Voltaggio
Source: Instagram@mvoltaggio

The professional chef is 43 years old as of writing this article. As per his nationality, he is American and is of white ethnicity. He studied at The Greenbrier.

His brother Bryan Voltaggio

Michael’s elder brother Bryan is also a chef and was also a contestant at the sixth season of Top Chef where he reached the finals along with his brother Michael.

He works as an executive chef at Voltaggio Brothers, Showroom, and Thacher & Rye. He also co-owns STRFSH, a fast-casual fish sandwich shop, with his brother Michael.

Bryan is currently married to his wife Jennifer and has three children.

What Is His Net Worth? (Restaurant Business and Earnings)

The 43-year-old popular chef has earned an estimated net worth of $2 million as of March 2022. He mainly earns a decent sum from his professional career. He owns an STRFSH, a fast-casual fish sandwich shop, with his brother Bryan in Santa Monica which is quite popular among foodie people.

Michael has been doing well with his restaurant business and has been earning good money and fame.

Earlier, he also owned two restaurants ink. and ink.sack in West Hollywood which are no longer in operation.

As per, the average salary of a chef in the USA is $49,214, but the range typically falls from $40,071 to $61,407. So he might be earning in a similar range.

Besides, his Instagram @mvoltaggio, with more than 240 thousand followers, racks him up about $717.75 to $1,196.25 per sponsor post.

Career Highlights

Voltaggio got his first job at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Naples, Florida, under chef Peter Timmins. He became Chef de Cuisine at The Dining Room, Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena. 

After leaving The Dining Room in 2010, he ran his own restaurant in West Hollywood, California.

His restaurant features over 60 seats in the dining room along with a particular room that can provide an additional ten customers. 

Besides this, Michael became more prevalent among people after winning the sixth season of Top Chef alongside his brother, Bryan Voltaggio.

Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio
Source: Instagram @mvoltaggio

The professional chef has also appeared as a guest judge in Season 3 of Top Chef Canada and has appeared twice in the sitcom Young & Hungry.

Furthermore, he made an appearance on Iron Chef American in Battle Iberico, where he competed against chef Bobby Flay.

Not to mention, the chef has also appeared in a season 5 story arc in Netflix’s Lucifer.

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Who is Michael Voltaggio’s Girlfriend?

The Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio has once been a married man and has dated several women in the past. He is currently dating his girlfriend Bria Vinaite, a businesswoman and model, since mid-2021.

Michael Voltaggio and his current girlfriend Bria
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His current partner Bria is a Lithuanian-born American actress. She is known for portraying in the 2017 film The Florida Project. Besides, she has also appeared in TV series and music videos.

Was he Married? (Ex-wife, Divorce, and Daughters)

Voltaggio was married to Kerri Adams previously. He shares two beautiful daughters, Sophia Voltaggio and Olivia Voltaggio, with his former wife.

The couple was married for 10 years but later divorced without citing any reason.

His daughter Olivia recently graduated with a degree in medicine.

Michael Voltaggio with his daughter, Sophia Voltaggio
Source: Instagram @mvoltaggio

His former wife lives in West Virginia where she is raising their two children. Michael often visits his daughters and spends time with them.

Affair with Ex-Girlfriend Sami Miro

Before this, he was in a relationship with the impact designer and owner of Sami Miro Vintage, Sami Miro.

The couple had been together since 2019 but separated after two years in 2021. The two often posted adorable snaps of them on their respective Instagram while they were together. 

Michael and his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro
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His then-girlfriend Sami was also previously linked with famous actor Zac Efron. However, their relationship ended up in 2016 after two years of togetherness.