Aaron McCargo Jr. is an American chef and television personality best known as the winner of the fourth season of the Food Network’s reality television show, The Next Food Network Star, and his own culinary show, Big Daddy’s House. Read this to know chef Aaron McCargo Jr.’s net worth and wife.
He was born on the 22nd of July 1971 in Camden, New Jersey, USA. Likewise, he was raised by his parents, Aaron McCargo Sr. and Julia McCargo, along with five siblings.
Similarly, Aaron’s relationship with culinary began from an early age as he became interested in cooking at the age of four. Moreover, he was so into cooking that he used to bake cakes in his sister’s easy-bake oven.
Aaron McCargo Jr. studied cooking in a home economics class at Pyne Poynt Middle School in Camden. He began cooking at the age of 13 as a Junior Volunteer in Cooper University Hospital’s kitchen in Camden. Ever since a young age, Aaron gained experience by working under the supervision of the finest chefs in America.
Additionally, he pursued his interest in cooking classes at Camden High School. He attended the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey, after graduating from high school in 1989.
Without a doubt, Aaron McCargo Jr. became a fan-favorite after winning the sixth season of Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star. Hence, the fans have always been interested in knowing about Aaron’s net worth.
As a matter of fact, as per reports in media outlets, Aaron McCargo Jr. has an estimated net worth of $3 million. What’s more, his long career in the culinary world has earned him huge wealth. Likewise, he is also a television personality who earns from his reality shows.
Currently, he owns a restaurant from which he makes a good profit.
As soon as completing his education, Aaron worked as a sous chef in several top-notch restaurants in New Jersey, such as T.G.I. Friday’s, Steak 38, Holmes Lounge, the Marlton Tavern, Armadillo Steakhouse & Saloon, etc.E
Moreover, he got to work as an executive chef at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, he had to leave the job on June 6, 2008, due to his demanding television schedule as he began competing in Food Network’s show.
Altogether, Aaron had trained himself perfectly well to show his talent to the world.
Moreover, after gaining years of experience by working in different restaurants, Aaron decided to open his own restaurant in 2003. It was called McCargo’s Creative Cuisine.
The restaurant ran well for a couple of years. It was located across from the U.S. Federal Courthouse on Cooper Street, near Rutgers University in Camden. However, it was forced to shut down in 2005 due to fewer sales.
Fortunately, his career in the culinary world took a new turn when he entered the fourth season of Food Network’s show, The Next Food Network Star. Eventually, he went on to win the whole show in 2008.
Likewise, his growing popularity encouraged him to open his own show. As a result, he launched and hosted his own show, Big Daddy’s House, which premiered on the 3rd of August 2008. The show ran successfully well for 76 episodes.
Moreover, it ranked number one in the kitchen’s weekend show during its initial six-episode run. The show ended on June 18, 2011.
As of now, he is said to make a comeback in tv through a cable shopping network named QVC.
Wife and Married life.
At this time, Aaron McCargo Jr. is currently married to his wife, Kimberly. However, there isn’t much information about their married life as the couple shun away from sharing their personal matters. Meanwhile, the pair have not revealed their exact date of marriage.
Nevertheless, Aaron and his wife seem to be having a wonderful married life. In other words, there have never been any signs of splittings either.
Besides, it was Aaron’s wife who urged him to audition for The Next Food Network Star. Undeniably, Kimberly has been an exemplar of the phrase behind every man, there is a successful woman. Be Without a doubt, the couple does whatever is best for one another.
Furthermore, they are blessed with three children. They are Joshua, Jordon, and Justin. Undoubtedly, McCargo enjoys spending his time with his family. As of now, he resides in his home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
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|Name||Aaron McCargo Jr.|
|Other Name||Aaron McCargo|
|Birth Date||July 22, 1971|
|Birth Place||Camden, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Age||49 years old|
|Profession||Chef, Tv personality, Tv host|
|Father’s Name||Aaron McCargo Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Julia McCargo|
|Net Worth||$3 million (USD)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|