Gordon Ramsay and his fellow chef mentors Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais returned with another competitive season of Next Level Chef, which premiered soon after Super Bowl LVII on 12 February 2023. The Season 2 of the American culinary reality competition series thus introduced to viewers 18 contestants battling it out for the grand prize of $250,000 and a one-year mentorship under all three mentors. Tucker Ricchio was one of them. So, in this writing called ‘Tucker Ricchio Bio’ let us tell you all about her.
Tucker Ricchio On Next Level Chef
Tucker is a professional chef. And on Next Level Chef, she was “hand chosen” by none Gordon Ramsay. As a result, throughout the game show, she got to represent the “Gordon Ramsay Team”.
So far, i.e., up until S02E02 of Next Level Chef, Tucker Ricchio was still safe and in the game.
Season 2 of the series introduced to us all kinds of chefs ranging from home cooks to notable social media chefs. and pro chefs.
First, in the competition, this time, Kamahlai a 41-year-old home cook from Washington D.C., a member of Richard Blais’s team, was eliminated during the Season 2 premiere. Then, the next week the remaining chefs were tasked with creating Mexican dishes. Some chefs impressed the judges and others fell short. Fan-favorite chef Alex Morizio, of Brooklyn, New York, lost to Cassie in the elimination round and thus went home.
While Tucker is yet to talk about the results of this competition that she went to, she does really seem excited about it.
She has been cooking ever since she was a young child helping her grandmother in the kitchen. In a YouTube video, she uploaded recently on her channel @ChefTuckerRicchio, she talked about her journey as a chef. In the process, she also shared that when she was in culinary school, she learned that most women don’t get into Michelin-star restaurants because it is a “boys’ club”. But, she was just the opposite she said. Not wanting to believe that as a reality for her, she stubbornly worked her way up “superhard” into Michelin kitchens.
Tucker Ricchio Career
It appears Tucker Ricchio has not updated her LinkedIn profile since 2020. But, what happened in her career before that is quite clearly been mentioned.
In the year 2020, she worked as a sous chef at places including Burban Kitchen in Chico, California, and at Pabu Izakaya (Mina Group) in San Francisco.
One of the chefs set to appear in Next Level Chef season 2 is Tucker Ricchio, who has been cooking ever since she was a young child helping her grandmother in the kitchen.
Before that, Tucker worked as a butcher/sous chef at Acquerello and briefly at Sons & Daughters of San Francisco and The Inn Park Winters in Winters, California as their chef de parties. She did more similar jobs and several volunteering jobs in the past.
Speaking of her education, Tucker got his high school diploma from Notre Dame San Jose between 2004 and 2008.
Then, between 2008 and 2013, she likely got a double degree, a B.S. and B.A. in Health Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences and Spanish at California State University.
Between 2014 and 2015, she worked for a Certificate in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento.
How Old Is Tucker Ricchio?
Tucker Ricchio was born in 1990. So, she turned 32 years old in 2022.
Tucker Ricchio Family
It appears Tucker’s birth name is Lisa. While her parents’ names are Frank and Linda.
Her mother, Linda Cunha-Ricchio, on IG @cunharicchio, turned 72 years old in November 2022.
Tucker acquires Italian lineage from her father’s side of the family.
Often Tucker proudly shows off her parents to her people on social media. She calls her mother the best one ever and also goes around as “daddy’s girl” and “mama’s boi”.
Once on a TikTok video, Tucker shared that when she came out, her “mama” said it was okay. From the look of things, both her parents have loved and accepted her for who she is.
In her family, Tucker also has a sister named Stephanie. We also came to know about her late devoted grandfather who passed away in June 2011 at the age of 95 years. Beloved husband of Christina, he was really dear to the Tucker and her family.
Tucker Ricchio Partner
Tucker Ricchio has been open about her being lesbian. But, her relationship status at the time of this writing was not known.
However, back in 2020, Tucker did show off a partner and talked about their long-distance situation in her TikTok videos. Together, they made quite some “couple goals” reels at the time.
Is Tucker Ricchio On Instagram?
Yes. Tucker Ricchio could be found on Instagram @cheftuckerricchio with 661 posts and 7,072 followers as of 19 February 2023. She went around here as ‘Tucker “Tuckahhh” Ricchio’.
Besides, on TikTiok @tuckerboiiii, she entertained 56.5K followers and 539K likes.
Where Is Tucker Ricchio From?
Tucker Ricchio hails from San Jose, a large city surrounded by rolling hills in Silicon Valley. It is today a major technology hub in California’s Bay Area.
How Tall Is Tucker Ricchio?
Tucker Ricchio with both ears stretched and adorned with black “flesh tunnels” stands around 5’6” in height.
When Is Tucker Ricchio’s Birthday?
Tucker Ricchio’s birthday is on June 21st and that makes her a Cancer.