Season 18 of Top Chef saw a lot of chefs who have had tons of experience in multiple Michelin star restaurants, but Damarr Brown wasn’t one of them. Yes, though he might have been a chef for over a decade, he had yet to make it to the top restaurants then.
This Damarr Brown Bio is all about him.
Damarr Brown On Top Chef: Houston
Bravo’s Top Chef returned for its 19th installment on March 3, 2022, and this time host Padma Lakshmi, judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, and the contestants were all headed to Houston, Texas.
Joining Damarr this season were his co-stars — Leia Gaccione, Stephanie Miller, Sam Kang, Jae Jung, Monique Feybesse, Jo Chan, Jackson Kalb, Nick Wallace, Sarah Welch, Buddha Lo, Ashleigh Shanti, Evelyn Garcia, Robert Hernandez, and Luke Kolpin.
Among them, Leia Gaccione was the first one to be eliminated. She was followed by Stephanie Miller (the sole Cougar in the Bottom Three group).
As for our star Damarr Brown, he was doing well.
He even won the second Quickfire Emlimitaion Challenge. In case you missed it, the theme for the second round was inspired by Friday night’s high school football game in Texas. So, the chefs went head-to-head with two teams of seven.
Being put in the team “Wildcats”, Damarr alongside Sam, Sarah, Robert, Monique, and Luke, faced “Cougars” comprised Evelyn, Nick, Buddha, Ashleigh, Stephanie, Jae, and Jackson.
This was also where Stephanie got eliminated after being in the bottom three with Wildcats’ Sarah and Luke.
Having done good, Damarr was all excited for his family and friends to see him on the show. On Jan 25, Damarr took it to his IG to share, “Here we go! Watch me compete on @bravotopchef Houston, premiering March 3 on @bravotv.”
Damarr Brown Net Worth
Damarr Brown garnered a net worth of above $300 thousand by 2022.
This professional chef fell in love with cooking at a young age, and ever since he’s always looking forward to being a chef. So, to pursue his passion, immediately after grafting from Thornton Township High School, Damarr attended Le Cordon Bleu College of culinary arts in Chicago from 2009 to 2011.
Then he went on to train in some of the cities’ finest kitchens including Jerkers Wild Catering, DMK CountryBBQ, The Captial Grille, MK the restaurant, and Roister.
And as of 2022, Damarr was working as the chef de cuisine at Virure Restaurant in Chicago, IL. According to him, his culinary focus at Virtue comes from familiar flavors he grew up with, pairing them with his learnings and takeaways from past kitchens.
For those of you interested, am average chef de cuisine’s salary in Chicago, IL was around $58 thousand per annum.
Talking about his skills, Damarr is a French-trained culinary chef who believes that all cultures celebrate, grieve, and come together around a table.” He cherishes the ideology of community and enjoys dining at eateries near and abroad.
As for his mentors, he’s trained under Erick William and Chef Andrew Brochu. Also, he admits that he is influenced by Emeril Lagasse and Julia Child.
When Damarr isn’t in the kitchen, music history is his favorite pastime, alongside his continual search for new or forgotten flavors and techniques.
Besides that, Damarr also splits his time running an online clothing store with his friend and pastry chef, Lisa. They offered hoodies and t-shirts with the phrase “Say It How You Feel It” written on the clothing items.
How Old Is Chef Damarr Brown?
Chef Damarr Brown was 31 years of age when Top Chef season 18 premiered in March 2022.
However, he was 30 when he filmed the show.
Damarr Brown Height
Damarr Brown stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
His distinct features include — thick bread and the name “Trena” tattooed over his forearm.
Damarr Brown Wife
Damarr Brown’s wife is a mystery to us.
He didn’t prefer talking about his relationship.
Is Damarr Brown On Instagram?
Yes, find him on Instagram @browndamarr.
Also, here’s his Facebook.
When Is Damarr Brown’s Birthday?
He receives his birthday wishes on January 27, making him of the Aquarius zodiac.
Where Is Damarr Brown From?
This chef was born in Germany but he grew up in Harvey, Illinois.
As of 2022, he resided in Chicago, Illinois.
What Do We Know About Damarr Brown’s Family?
Damarr Brown comes from a family of at least 5. He was born to parents, Will Gregg and Trena F Brown (62 as of 2022), and has two siblings named LaOra Jones and Shon Brown.
His brother, Shon lived in Germany with his two kids Tiana and Jaylen, and his wife Jessica.
Talking about his father, Will is a Sumter, South Carolina native who studied Executive Leadership & Management at Liberty University. Later, he went on to get his Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management degree from the same university only in 2017.
Also, Damarr has a loving aunt named Ingaljohnson Inga Johnson.