Chef Sally Abe was named Estrella Damm’s Gastropub Chef of the Year in 2020 and SquareMeal’s Female Chef of the Year in 2021. No doubt, she was picked as the contestant on the BBC Two show Great British Menu.
Great British Menu returned to our screen on 1 February 2022 with a brand new theme, judges, and batch of chefs for series 17.
Anyway, the writing below is going to be an exclusive ‘Sally Abe Bio’ telling you all about her husband, height, age, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience on Great British Menu.
Sally Abe On Great British Menu
So, this season too The Great British Menu puts the nation’s most talented chefs on a competition that the viewers have been so fond of. The chefs are representing eight British regions.
So far on the show, Sally Abe, one of them, had already wowed judges (Chef Tom Kerridge, comedian Ed Gamble, and restauranteur Nisha Katona) both on the first and second episode.
In the first episode, Sally scored tens across the board for her starter and fish course. This carried through to the second episode, where her main course and dessert earned her top marks again. As of this time, Sally also already won over Great British Menu fans with her Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar dessert.
In the show, she is the only female competing against three male chefs (Ben, Harvey, and Liam) for her region. And she says that was a bit “strange” experience for her as she is used to working in the balanced kitchen. “The guys were nice but it’s different. Although everyone likes to pretend we are on the way to being equal. That’s not the case in reality and we have to keep on fighting the good fight!”, she added a bit of ‘gender disparity’ angle to it.
This is, however, not the first time Sally is on the show. She played this game, hoping to secure her place at the year’s banquet, also during Season 15 back in March 2020.
When asked about her recurring appearance, she explained that she has got such a good relationship with all of the producers after being on the first time. So they all kept in touch and Sally had let them know that she would be keen to do the show again, which is why they invited her back.
Sally, so you know, had no ambitions of being a chef from a young age. She only discovered her calling at the age of 18 after committing to a rather dull office job. So, she enrolled in a hospitality business management and culinary arts degree at Sheffield Hallam University, which she enjoyed.
In her words, she came down to London as part of a sandwich course and her first job was at The Savoy under Marcus Wareing. From there, she went onto Claridge’s.
Sally Abe Age
Sally Abe was reportedly born in 1987 and so she likely turned 34-year-old in 2021.
Who Is Sally Abe Husband?
Sally Abe is married to star chef Matt Abe, who turns out to be Chef Patron of three Michelin-starred, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
Matt has spent more than a decade rising through the ranks of Gordon Ramsay Restaurants in London. He was promoted to his current position, of overseeing the successful running of the world-class restaurant, in September 2020.
He started his career in his home country, Australia, spending years developing his craft as a chef at Aria Restaurant, in Sydney and then later at Vue du monde in Melbourne.
Then, at the age of 21, Matt relocated to the UK to join Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, starting as Chef de Partie in March 2009.
You may also remember Matt for his appearances on the likes of MasterChef: The Professionals.
For more, find him on Instagram @chef.mattabe where he entertained 83.9K followers with mostly the images of delicious creations from his fine-dining.
Sally and Matt tied the knot on the 19th of August in 2011. But they one another even before that. They likely officiated their relationship in 2008.
Over the years, these people have had not just had a successful marriage but also successful individual careers. Both of them are proud of each other’s accomplishments.
Sally Abe Net Worth
Sally Abe reportedly hoarded above $1.5 million net worth as of February 2022.
As per her LinkedIn, Sally also is a technical food editor at the Great British Chefs show. Other than this, she is has been a consultant chef at Conrad Hotels & Resorts in London, England as of January 2021. To pursue this job at Conrad, she left her head chef job at The Harwood Arms, a one Michelin-starred (and the only London-based Michelin-starred) gastropub.
Also when asked “Which chef that you have worked with has given you the most inspiration?” during an interview she said, it would have to be Brett Graham. “I have worked with him for about 8 – 9 years now and he’s been the biggest influence on my career.”
Sally Abe Height
Sally Abe stands below 5’6” tall.
Is Sally Abe On Instagram?
Yes. Sally Abe could be found on Instagram @littlechefsally as of 4 February 2022, and there were some 333 posts and 15.8K followers on this account.
Other than this, Sally also seemed active on Twitter @LittlechefSally.
When Is Sally Abe’s Birthday?
Every year the 22nd of August marks Sally Abe’s birthday making her a supposedly passionate, loyal, and infamously dramatic, Leo.
Where Is Sally Abe From?
Originally from Mansfield, Nottingham, Sally is representing the Central region of England on the Great British Menu.
What Is Sally Abe Maiden Name?
Sally Abe’s maiden name is Webster, which she mentioned during S15 E02 Great British Menu.