Meet Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain from HULU’s cooking competition show Next Level Chef.
“Next Level Chef” is a one-of-a-kind cooking show that you’ve ever seen which premiered on Fox and Hulu on 2 January 2022. Initially, we were introduced to 15 contestant chefs from different culinary backgrounds. A team of five is created and divided into three groups based on their career. We had social media chefs (Ae Southammavong, Gary Marandola, Roice Bethel, Stephanie “Pyet” Despain, and Tricia Wang), home cooks (Amber Rebold, Angie Ragan, Courtney Brown, Devonnie Black, and Jonathan Harrison), and professional chefs (Kenny Everett, Mariah Scott, Sergio Steele, and Zachary Adams).
Here you’ll learn about her age, her marriage, and her career. Scroll down to learn more about Pyet!
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain On Next Level Chef
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain joined as a social media star chef. Each team was led by a mentor selecting each team after eating a dish they prepared on the first round.
Now the elimination process has begun so that the show could have a winner who will be bagging $250 thousand and a year worth of mentoring from three mentors (Gordon Ramsay, Richard Blais, and Nyesha Arrington). The elimination process begins with one contestant being the winner in a competition. So, after the win, he/she is in the safe zone along with their team members while putting the rest two teams in trouble.
The mentor put forward their contestant for the elimination challenge based on their capabilities, incompetence, and other related factors. So, the two chefs who are put forward compete against each other and whoever loses has to leave the show, plain and simple.
As of episode 4, three contestants (Gary Marandola, Roice Bethel, and Sergio Steele) have been eliminated. So, each of the judges has lost one team member. The competition is fierce and certainly an interesting one.
Speaking about her experience on the Stephaine revealed that when she started posting cooking videos online during the pandemic, it got the attention of producers from the show. She explained that one of the toughest things about the competition was what she called “impostor syndrome” for her.
Stephanie was initially thinking that she shouldn’t be on the show because she found everyone phenomenal. Every time she competed, she faced the challenge of getting that thought out of her head and focusing on the task. When her team ended up in the basement bringing out creativity was also a tough job for her.
Because of the inaccessibility of the necessary ingredients, she and her fellow chefs faced challenges in the basement.
On her Instagram, Stephanie announced, “Watch me and 14 of America’s best chefs compete for an opportunity of a lifetime!! I Can NOT wait!!! The premier of @nextlevelcheffox airs tomorrow!!!! Let’s goooooo!”.
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Age
Born on November 6, 1990, Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain turned 31 years old in 2021.
Is Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Married?
Based on her social media posts no, Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain isn’t married. She seems entirely focused on her career and doesn’t seem to be dating anyone. In her 400+ posts, Stephanie hasn’t hinted at even once being in a relationship. So, she tends to remain extremely professional when it comes to her social media content.
So, based on all of that, Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain is single at the moment.
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Career
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain discovered her passion for cooking as a child while being the help in the kitchen. According to her website bio, she was intrigued by the spices and aromas in her family’s taquerias and restaurants in the Kansas City area.
But, her culinary career as a Traveling Private Chef began in 2015 while Stephanie was living in her hometown of Kansas City, Kansas. She used to spend time making delicious and pretty-looking plates so one of her friends suggested she look into going to culinary school. First, she shrugged it off and paid no attention.
However, one day Stephanie saw a commercial on TV for a local culinary school which was Le’Cole Culinaire. She called the number on the screen and luckily there was an opening the very next day. She signed up for the class with excitement and during that time she discovered that she was going to be a chef and it was her calling.
In 2016, Stephanie started her private chef business (part-time) while working in the car business. She ended up moving to LA in 2017 to pursue her career as a Private Chef, and the rest is history.
As a Private Chef, Stephanie specializes in Indigenous Fusion Cuisine which she plucked out of her mixed heritage. She takes both of her cultures and combines them. Besides food, she also launched her merchandise such as Native American berry sauce called Wojapi, Foodie T-shirts, Shef T-Shirts, and Foodie hats.
Los Angeles Entrepreneurs magazine in January 2021 issue named Stephanie the Top 25 Los Angeles Private Chefs in LA.
Besides that, Stephanie runs her website “Pyets Plate” which offers virtual lessons for $75 to $85.
Before starting her culinary career, Stephanie worked as Region Sales Manager at Net Driven and Business Developing Manager at McCarthy Auto Group. She holds a Marketing/Business degree from Kansas State University.
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Height
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain should stand tall to the height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Is Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain On Instagram?
Stephanie is on various social media platforms such as Instagram (@chefpyet), Facebook (@stephanie.despain.37), Twitter (@chefpyet), TikTok (@chefpyet), and YouTube (Pyets Plate).
Where Is Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain From?
Stephanie hailed from spending part of her childhood on the Osage Indian Reservation and the remaining years of her life in Kansas City, Kansas. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Has Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Revealed Anything About Her Family?
Stepanie “Pyet” DeSpain has revealed that she is of mixed heritage. She is a mix of Merican American and Native American heritage and she proudly boasts about both of her heritages on her socials. Her native American name is Pyetwetmokwe and is a member of the Prarie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe.
She recently celebrated her Indigenous Peoples Day in October 2021.
Furthermore, Stepanie has shared a story about her great-grandmom on her Instagram and her connection with her. She has also featured her mother on her IG several times.
How Much Is Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain Net Worth?
Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain should have a net worth under $200 thousand.