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Jacques Torres Bio, Age, Wife, Weight Loss, Pastry, Nailed It, Net Worth

Jacques Torres Biography

Jacques Torres is an Algerian pastry chef and chocolatier, who is best known as a judge and co-host on the cooking comedy show Nailed It! alongside Nicole Byer.

Torres is also a member of the International Culinary Center community, as Dean of Pastry Arts and also holds pastry demonstrations.

Jacques Torres Age

Torres was born on June 14, 1959, in Algiers, French Algeria. He is 60 years old as of 2019.

Jacques Torres Family

Torres grew up in Bandol, a fishing village in the South of France. There is currently no information about his parents, siblings or any other relative. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Jacques Torres Wife

Torres is married to Hasty Khoei, who is a chocolatier as well. Hasty and Morres used to work together, at his chocolate factory, before they started dating. He was her boss, friend and mentor The couple dated for about four months and Torres eventually proposed. Khoei also owned a chocolate shop, Madame Chocolat, in Beverly Hills, California.

Jacques Torres Photo
Jacques Torres Photo

The couple got married in 2007 and in August 2016, they welcomed their first child together, a boy named Pierre. Later on, in early 2019, they welcomed their second child, a girl named Jacqueline.

Jacques Torres Height

Torres stands at an estimated height of about 5 feet 9 inches.

Jacques Torres Net Worth

Torres has an estimated net worth of around $6 million.

Jacques Torres Pastry Career

Torres began an apprenticeship at a small pastry shop when he was just 15 years old. He completed his apprenticeship requirements in two years, graduating first in his class.

Later in 1980, Torres began working with two-star Michelin chef Jacques Maximin at the Hotel Negresco. While working there, he was also attending a culinary school as well, to earn a Master Pastry Chef degree.

Between 193 and 1986, he taught pastry courses at a culinary school in Cannes. In 1986, Torres became the youngest person to ever win the Meilleur Ouvrier Pâtissier de France competition.

Torres went on and relocated to the USA, where he served as the Corporate Pastry Chef for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company before moving on to Le Cirque in 1988. He worked there for 11 years Executive Pastry Chef.

In 1993, Torres joined the faculty of the International Culinary Center. In 1996, he designed the Classic Pastry Arts Curriculum and eventually became the school’s Dean of Pastry Arts.

Jacques Torres Shops

After leaving Le Cirque in 2000, Torres went on to open a chocolate factory and retail shop in Brooklyn, New York. There are now eight Jacques Torres shops. These shops include one chocolate factory in the Brooklyn Army Terminal and an ice cream shop in Grand Central Terminal.

Torres also opened New York City’s first chocolate museum, in arch 2017. The museum is known as Choco-Story New York and it was opened at the site of his flagship store in Manhattan.

Jacques Torres Nailed It

Torres is a judge and co-host on the cooking comedy show Nailed It! alongside Nicole Byer. The show was inspired by the craze of people trying and failing to make elaborate cakes they found on the Internet.

Jacques Torres Weight Loss

In 2018, Torres lost a huge amount of weight. He spoke toE! News about the motivation behind his weight loss. He said; “A lot of times, we know how to do it, but we don’t do it for maybe a lack of reason… Having a young boy, a young child—my wife is pregnant with a little girl now; I have a good reason to change my lifestyle.”

Jacques Torres Awards

  • James Beard Foundation Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Meilleur Ouvrier de France
  • The Chefs of America Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Chartreuse Pastry Chef of the Year.

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