The year 2022 seems to be even more of a fruitful year for reality TV show fans as many new shows are kicking off on TV. Even our Gordan Ramsey came up with a brand new cooking competition called Next Level Chef. Aiming to be the next evolution of cooking competitions, the new series launched on 2 January 2022 with the country’s very best line cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners, and everything in between. (Of course) Gary Marandola, whom we are about to discuss in the rest of the writing, is among them.
Meet TikTok’s Gary Marandola On Next Level Chef
Before beating out 50,000 people for a spot on this nationally televised cooking show, Gary had already gained beyond 1.6M followers on his TikTok @garythebbqchef.
Gary had gone viral on the internet for his BBQ and comedy soon after he first took to the platform in November 2020.
Needing to step away from what he calls the “toxic” Facebook environment, Gary started uploading comedic cooking videos to TikTok. At first, it seemed to go nowhere. But, everything changed when he decided to talk in the Boston accent while teaching people how to cook. The video went viral overnight and, on 19 December 2020, and Gary woke up to 12,000 new followers and more every day.
Then, one day more unthinkable happened. The producers from Next Level Chef, spotting Gary on Instagram reached out to him in July 2021.
Meeting the famous and one of his ideals Gordon Ramsey and Richard Blaze was indeed an exceptional experience of his life, Gary later shared.
Gary Marandola Age
Because Gary Marandola was born in the year 1988, he turned 33 years old in 2021.
Gary Marandola Wife
Gary Marandola has been married to his wife Amanda Marandola for a while.
Amanda, before she married Garry went around by her maiden name Amanda Cenedella. She is on Facebook and introduces herself on it as “I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself But I’m an expert at giving love to somebody else”.
Speaking of her age, Amanda turned 32, sometime in 2021. Further, her acting/modeling profile revealed she is 5′ 11″ tall and Caucasian. Her eyes are blue-green and her hair is dark brown even though she often experimented with different dyes on it.
All in all, Gary and his wife got married in 2018 and have been together since at least 2015.
Also, they did not seem to have any kids as of the time of this writing.
How Much Is Gary Marandola Net Worth?
Gary Marandola had above an estimated $500K net worth as of January 2022.
Before pursuing cooking as a career, he worked as an event DJ, singer, and drummer, and always thought he would be famous for music one day.
Today, other than cooking, Gary has changed his profession to also being a full-time influencer, making his money from TikTok, Instagram, and brand partnerships. (of course) Next Level Chef also paid him for his time on the show.
Following the worthwhile TV debut, Gary says he will be expanding his dry rub business that he started before his TikTok days. What started with four flavors has already doubled, and he and his team are looking to produce a full line of twelve rubs. A little into details, Gary said he has two partners in Miami, Florida, who help him with the business. With their help, he hopes to use the money from the rubs as income while using social media as a promotion of his material. And in the long run, he would like to start by selling the rubs on Amazon and then seeing them in storefronts.
Gary, who also proudly voiced his support for Donald Trump, attended Sarah Dyer Barnes School, Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, and Johnston High School.
Gary Marandola Height
Gary Marandola, in his signature long kept beard, short hair often topped with a cap, and tattooed arms, stands around 5’10” tall.
Is Gary Marandola On Instagram?
Yes. One could easily locate Gary on Instagram and a few other social media platforms as Gary Marandola Jr.
Until 6 January 2022, his Instagram @garythebbqchef had 551 posts and 30.5K followers.
He joined Twitter @garythebbqchef in September 2021 and also shared his experience as an event DJ, Disney nut, gamer nerd, vocalist, and a husband on his Facebook account.
As of January 2021, he also started uploading videos on YouTube. (Of course) there is also a Twitch account @garythebbqchef.
When Is Gary Marandola Birthday?
It is on the 9th of May that Gary Marandola celebrates his birthday every year.
Has Gary Marandola Revealed His Parents?
Gary Marandola grew up on Atwood Avenue in a house that, he said, could be seen from space when lit up for Christmas.
Now, a Woonsocket, Rhode Island native, Gary explained on his BIO that he grew up with his father teaching him how to make scrambled eggs and macaroni and cheese and eventually to grill.
His mom, we found out, is Karen Marandola and his dad is Gary Marandola Sr. Also, reportedly, Gary has a brother named Kory M Marandola and he is was 25 years old as of 2021.