Brian Malarkey Biography

Brian Malarkey is a renowned chef, restaurateur, and TV personality who has been making headlines recently for his participation in Superchef Grudge Match 2023, a new reality show on the Food Network.

In this show, Malarkey will face off against his former protégé, Carlos Anthony, who claims to be tired of living in his mentor’s shadow. The clash between the two chefs promises to be intense and entertaining, as they will compete for culinary glory and bragging rights.

Brian Malarkey Early Life, Family & Education

Brian Malarkey was born in Oregon in 1973 and grew up on a farm where he developed a passion for food and cooking. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu (formerly Western Culinary Institute) in Portland and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his culinary dreams. He worked at several prestigious restaurants, such as Chef Michel Richard’s Citrus, and honed his skills and creativity.


Brian Malarkey’s career took off when he appeared as a contestant on Top Chef Season 3 in Miami, where he was a finalist and won the fan favorite award. He then opened his first restaurant, Searsucker, in San Diego, which was named one of the hottest restaurants in America by Zagat.

He followed up with Herringbone, another successful concept that featured coastal cuisine. In 2012, he sold the majority stake of his first restaurant group to the global Hakkasan Group for $25 million and expanded his brand both domestically and internationally.

Brian Malarkey also became a popular TV personality, hosting and judging various cooking shows, such as The Taste, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, Chopped All Stars, and Cutthroat Kitchen. He also wrote a cookbook, Come Early, Stay Late, which showcases his signature dishes and recipes.

In 2016, Malarkey launched a new restaurant group, Puffer Malarkey Collective, with his partner Christopher Puffer. The group operates several acclaimed restaurants in Southern California, such as Herb & Wood, Animae, Herb & Sea, and NIMA Café. Malarkey’s restaurants are known for their innovative menus, stylish décor, and lively atmosphere.

Malarkey’s latest venture is Superchef Grudge Match 2023, where he will compete against his former colleague and friend, Carlos Anthony, who worked with him for 10 years and helped him open 10 restaurants. The show will air on February 20, 2023, and will feature heated battles between the two chefs, who have different styles and personalities.

Brian Malarkey Biography

Real Name Brian Malarkey
Birth Date 26 September 1972
Age (as of 2024) 51 Years
Birth Place Bend, Oregon, United States
College Le Cordon Bleu
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 74 kg  –  in Pounds – 163 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Chantelle Marie
Children Miles James Malarkey, Sailor Elizabeth Malarkey, Huntington O’Neil Malarkey

Personal Life

Brian Malarkey is married to Chantelle Malarkey, a former model and actress, who is also his business partner and co-owner of Puffer Malarkey Collective. The couple has three children, Hunter, Sailor, and Miles, who often appear on Malarkey’s social media posts. Malarkey and his family live in San Diego, where they enjoy beach and outdoor activities.

Social Media

Malarkey has a strong social media presence, with over 50,000 followers on Instagram. He uses other platforms to share his culinary creations, behind-the-scenes glimpses, family moments, personal opinions, and engages with his fans and followers, answering questions, giving tips, and expressing gratitude. He often uses the hashtag #brianmalarkey to promote his brand and projects.

Brian Malarkey Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Malarkey has an estimated net worth of $20 million, as of 2023. His wealth comes from his successful restaurants and TV appearances, book sales, and endorsements. He is also involved in various charitable causes and organizations, such as No Kid Hungry, San Diego Food Bank, and Feeding San Diego.

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