Meet Gabriel Rodriquez who before winning Top Chef: Mexico worked his way up the ranks in the kitchen after starting as a dishwasher at the world’s renowned restaurant Pujol.
Amid exploring the country’s unique cuisine, he was presented with the opportunity to work as a Sous Chef for Eduardo Garcia at Maximo’s Bistrot in CDMX. And so with his support, he competed and won the second season of Top Chef Mexico. And then in 2023, he chose to go on the 20th season of Top Chef: World All-Stars as one of the “cheftestants”. Let us tell more about this recent stint of his and more in this writing called ‘Gabriel Rodriquez Bio’.
Gabriel Rodriquez On Top Chef
Until the “Top Chef Is No Picnic”, i.e. 13 April 2023-episode of Top Chef: World All-Stars Season 20, Gabriel “Gabri” Rodriquez was still in the competition. This meant he could still win the $250,000 prize, along with a feature in Food & Wine magazine and an appearance at the 40th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. And even if he does not get fortunate that way, he will still be benefiting from the exposure to that grand of a platform.
So far in the completion, viewers found Gabriel to be “a fountain of positivity”. They also thought that he is a walking disaster. So, excited about the culinary creations, he at times seemed to be forgetting to share the kitchen or follow the rules.
Each of the contestants seemed to be struggling in their own way because the Top Chef franchises have not all followed the exact same format. In Gabriel’s case, because Top Chef: Mexico has no shopping component, he was seen loading his cart at Whole Foods with nearly twice his allotted budget.
Gabriel has been really excited about the show. So, on social media, he has been consistently teasing/promoting his clips from the show, and giving his updates on the competition. Also, he explained that he is very grateful to have met such a talented group. Having cooked with Top Chef: Spain Season 1 winner Begoña “Bego” Rodrigo, who got eliminated on episode 5, he said, was one of the best experiences of his life in the kitchen.
In this episode that let Begoña go, she and Dale competed in the Quickfire Challenge. Dale won because of his smoked salmon and Egg Salad Sandwich, Bacon and Chive Scone with Gruyère Cheese, and ginger cake with mango compote. Then, in the elimination challenge, the chefs other than Begoña separated into two teams, yellow and blue, as they prepared gourmet baskets for a picnic at Highclere Castle. Gabriel here was in the yellow team but it was Nicole from ‘Blue’ and not him or the others who won the competition and the US$10,000.
How Much Is Gabriel Rodriquez’s Net Worth?
Gabriel Rodriquez reportedly had close to $1 million net worth as of April 2023.
After winning Mexico Top Chef Mexico: Season 2, Gabriel moved to Mazatlán where he had the chance to develop his own cooking style, experimenting with different flavors. Also, here, he notably served as the Executive Chef at fine-dining favorite Presidio. Per Facebook, he has continued to work here since 1 October 2020.
But then, he is also said to have moved to Madrid, Spain looking for a change, and to become a private chef.
Long before, from 2007 through 2010, Gabriel went to the University Institute London to study the technical part of Technology and food processing.
Gabriel Rodriquez Age
Gabriel Rodriquez was born in 1989. So, he turned 34 years old in 2023.
Gabriel Rodriquez Family
Now and then in his interviews Gabriel Rodriquez has subtly mentioned his family while telling other stories. Otherwise, he has wanted to keep his family affair private it seems.
On social media, he has ocassionally shown his mom. Also, he mentioned a soul sister and two family members Mariana Loya and Ana Marin.
Is Gabriel Rodriquez Married?
Gabriel Rodriquez’s relationship status was not known as of now. But, still, he looked like someone yet to be married. He may have been able to successfully hide his girlfriend from the tabloids or even social media. But, had he been married he would not have been able to do that. One way or another, news like marriage is bound to cause a stir.
Is Gabriel Rodriquez On Instagram?
Yes. Gabriel Rodriquez can be found on Instagram @chefgabrielias, which included 353 posts and 4,219 followers as of 16 April 2023.
He also entertained some 5.9K followers on ‘Chef Gabriel Rodriguez’ Facebook and some 3.7K followers on ‘Gabriel E. Rodriguez’.
When Is Gabriel Rodriquez’s Birthday?
On March 24th of one year, Gabriel Rodriquez was seen thanking his people on Facebook for the birthday wishes. So, maybe he celebrates his birthday on this day or a year before.
Where Is Gabriel Rodriquez From?
Gabriel Rodriquez hails from his hometown of Iztapalapa in Mexico. The city also is home to many popular tourist attractions, including Kataplum, Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno, and Exposicion Tutankamon. As of 2023 though, he had been calling Madrid, Spain home.
How Tall Is Gabriel Rodriquez?
Gabriel Rodriquez stands around 5’6” in height. And he is also seemingly an avid tattoo lover.