Meet Westminster star Vincent “Vinny” Alia who is competing in FOX’s Next Level Chef. The father of one is among the 18 contestants who are competing for prize money and apprenticeship from world-renowned chef Gordan Ramsay. So, this article brings you what is beyond TV shows as we explore his personal life.
Here we talk about his age, wife, and his career briefly so tag along and learn more.
Vincent “Vinny” Alia On Next Level Chef
While viewing the first season of Next Level Chef, Vincent “Vinny” Alia’s coworker Shawn Phillips filled out the 40-page application for him, writing “Firehouse Cook” in it. When the show’s producers requested some photos from Vincent, he was unprepared and said: I’m just a firehouse cook. I don’t have any plates, I don’t know how to make anything look fancy.”
Vinny was invited to the interview round thanks to the images, and the producers were blown away by his character and upbringing. After testing positive for Covid in London, where he was due to film for the competition, he was able to attend the show.
It took him five days to eventually meet the Next Level Chef mentors after the producers allowed him five days to appear on-site. He described the entire encounter as “unreal” in an interview, adding: “It’s like being a high school football player and being thrown right into the NFL.”
Fox has resumed airing Next Level Chef season 2, which debuted on February 12, 2023. The program is an epic, one-of-a-kind cooking competition with a distinctive venue for the contestants. The Next Level Chef set is located in a structure with more than three floors and a significantly different kitchen on each floor from the one before.
The chefs, under the direction of well-known chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais, must work to produce culinary magic no matter the conditions in the kitchen, from the difficult bottom of the basement to the opulent top floor. The top home cooks, social media chefs, and professional chefs have joined the cast and been divided into three separate teams after being hand-selected by Ramsay and his co-mentors after scouring the nation.
The stakes are high for the competing cooks with a one-year mentoring and $250,000 on the line.
“I don’t think it’s really hit me yet,” Vinny told The Gardner News. “I think it’s scary and fun and nerve-wracking, and I just hope I represented the firefighters, the veterans, the dads, and I hope I just did well for my family.”
Vincent “Vinny” Alia Career
Vincent “Vinny” Alia is working as a firefighter in Massachusetts. He has been working as a firefighter at Leominster Fire Department since June 2004. He learned to cook on his own and enjoys cooking for his fire crew. Vinny excels in chicken piccata. Vincent is known for “putting elements together” to see what he can produce.
Vinny’s love of cooking, which he has had since he was a little child, can be attributed to his Italian ancestry.
Moroever, Vinny was a former Navy veteran working in the position of Boatswains mate starting in 1997. He completed high school at Leominster Senior High School in 1997. He also studied at The US Navy till 1997.
How Old Is Vincent “Vinny” Alia?
Vincent “Vinny” Alia is currently 43 years old. 1979 marked the year he was born and July is the month of his birth.
Vincent “Vinny” Alia Wife
Vincent “Vinny” Alia was previously married to the mother of his daughter Erin McKenna. However, they are no longer together.
Erin is currently married to her husband Dave McKenna. Based on January 2022 post, they are still on good terms and co-parenting their daughters.
Vinny is a single dad now to his daughter Madison. Vinny has claimed in several posts that she is the love of his life. Scrolling through Vinny’s IG we can see a lot of father-daughter posts like playing golf, going on fishing trips, and more.
On Valentine’s Day 2023, Vinny wished his daughter, “Happy Valentine’s Day to my number one valentine forever. I love you so much Madison. You’re my very heartbeat.”
Madison was born on 14 August 2013. In February 2023, she is 9 years old.
Vincent “Vinny” Alia Family
Vincent “Vinny” Alia was born to his late parents Gary James Alia and Kim M Alia. His parents were together for 45 years and married for 42 years. They met each other at the Foxfire Club in Florida while he was on tour with his band and where she worked as a waitress. They married in Moriah NY at the local church and moved to Leominster where they remained for 43 years.
Gary was a musician for 57 years. He was an accomplished player of trumpet, bass, and piano. He played at the Buttercup, Chopsticks, and Singapore when the Prodigy (Tracy Bros.) band was on tour.
Gary also played bass for Luther Guitar Junior Johnson for many years with whom he traveled the United States and gained notoriety as a blues player.
Gary was born on 12 December 1954 in Solvay, New York to Vincenzo “Jimmy” Alia and the late Diega (Greco) Alia. He died unexpectedly on 1 June 2021 at the age of 66.
Vinny’s mom Kim was born on 21 October 1956 in Ticonderoga, NY.
Kim attended Moriah Central School up until her senior year and graduated from Lakeland High School in Florida. She was an artist who was very crafty, had an eye for design, and had a love for vintage clothing and antiques. She cared for her beloved horse Thunder growing up and remained a focal point for many of her stories told to her grandchildren.
Kim sold cars at Robert’s Chrysler Plymouth in Fitchburg throughout the ’80s and ’90s. She endured a vast knowledge of cars and continued to sell cars at various dealerships throughout her career.
More about his family, Vinny has a sister named Ashley Wing. She is a mother of two children Sophia and Ella Wing who she shares with her husband Michael Wing.
Vincent “Vinny” Alia Height
Vincent “Vinny” Alia’s height measures above 5 feet 10 inches.
Where Is Vincent “Vinny” Alia From?
Vincent “Vinny” Alia is a resident of Westminster, Massachusetts. He calls Leominster, Massachusetts his hometown. He also reportedly lived in Columbia, South Carolina.
When Is Vincent “Vinny” Alia Birthday?
Vincent “Vinny” Alia’s birthday is in July.
Is Vincent “Vinny” Alia On Instagram?
Yes, Vincent “Vinny” Alia is on IG, FB, and TikTok.