Chef Steve Hodge is a classically trained chef who’s built his career all across the globe. Moreover, the guy has a resume dotted with names and places of the highest repute like Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, and Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road. No wonder, he was cast as a judge on CW’s chocolate dessert competition series, Great Chocolate Showdown.
Keep reading this Chef Steve Hodge Bio to learn more about him.
Chef Steve Hodge On Great Chocolate Showdown
CW’s Great Chocolate Showdown premiered on Jan 29, 2022, and it saw 10 home bakers trying to dazzle a “panel of world-renowned chocolatiers and food expert judges with their delicious, inventive creations.”
Chef Steve was one of the above-mentioned three judges.
The other two judges joining Chef Steve this season were — Cynthia Stroud (an award-winning wedding cake maker) and Anna Olson (a self-labeled Canada’s baking sweetheart).
According to CW, the final three bakers will take on the biggest chocolate challenge, but only one will be crowned “Great Chocolate Showdown Champion” and win the $50,000 grand prize.
At the time, Chef Steve was also working on the second season of Food Network’s Project Bakeover. Guess, it’ll be fun watching him side by side on two of the best food TV networks.
Chef Steve Hodge Net Worth
Chef Steve Hodge garnered a net worth of above $1.5 million by 2022.
He is the owner of Temper Chocolate & Pastry, a community-based pastry shop/cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia. Reportedly, the pastry shop opened on February 4, 2014, in Dundarave Village in West Vancouver, offering European pastries, cakes, and chocolates including — Salted caramel bûche de noëls, Bailey’s tiramisu cakes, Smoked sea salt, and Dark chocolate bars.
Their items were priced anywhere from $7 to $45.
As per Chef Steve, they were a “chef-driven business” and they were “hands-on” with their customers. Also, they offered private classes, birthday parties for kids, and educated their clientele on the products they used. This was what made Temper special he asserted.
For him, the happiest moment in his work is when he gets to know the customers who come from all around the world and to see people hanging out together who had never met before coming in. “It’s like one big, happy family,” he remarked.
But Chef Steve never dreamt of becoming a chef. He was working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, while also playing football at Whittier College in California.
And one day, it just hit him! how amazing it would be to become a chef. He then went on to study at California School of Culinary Arts, apprenticed at Wolfgang Puck Catering and Porto’s Bakery until finally, he moved back to Vancouver to work as an executive pastry chef.
During his time in Vancouver, Chef Steve also trained with Dominic Jerry at Sugar Art.
From there, he headed straight to London to work at Le Caprice, then The Wolseley, and, finally, Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin Star Dining.
When Chef Steve wasn’t backing, he loved to hunt and fish.
Who Is Chef Steve Hodge Wife?
Chef Steve Hodge might be a successful persona, but it’s all thanks to his wife/business partner Lara Hodge @larahodge who handles the family while he’s working. “I wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for my wife Lara. She’s a super mom,” Chef Steve shared.
Once Chef Steve didn’t come home for 8 months due to work, and Laura did the math for him. “So that’s gonna change,” he regretted.
Talking about their kids, Chef Steve and Lara share two children named Levi and Charlie (birthday: April 1). They were 6 and 9 years of age respectively in 2022.
The lovebirds were together for over 15 years as of 2021.
Did you know: The “Charlie Bite” was named after Chef Hodge’s daughter.
Chef Steve Hodge Age
Chef Steve Hodge was reportedly born in 1978. So, that would make him 43 years of age in 2022.
He is younger than his co-star Anna and older than Cynthia.
Chef Steve Hodge Height
Chef Steve Hodge stands tall at a height under 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
His distinct features include — a chiseled body and a rectangle face.
What Do We Know About Chef Steve Hodge Family?
Chef Steve comes from a family of four. His father Bruce was an adventurer and a fishing enthusiast while his Yugoslavian mother ran a bakery.
As for Chef Steve’s siblings, he has a sister named Kristen who is also Steve’s business partner.
Also, Chef Steve’s grandfather fought for Serbia in WW2 and his grandmother was a nurse.
When Is Chef Steve Hodge Birthday?
Chef Steve didn’t reveal his birthday,
Where Is Chef Steve Hodge From?
He is originally from London, Ontario.
But growing up in Dundarave, a seaside village in West Vancouver, the chef called British Columbia his home.
What Chef Steve liked the most about Dundarave was the small community. “Downtown is so fast-paced, and there’s so much competition, so you don’t get to know your neighbors and customers in the same way as you do in a community like Dundarave,” he explained.
Is Chef Steve Hodge On TikTok?
Yes, here’s his TikTok @chefstevehodge.