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Where is Harold Dieterle now? His Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

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Harold Dieterle is an American chef who is best known as the winner of the first season of the American cookery show Top Chef, which aired on the 8th of March, 2005, on Bravo network.

He was born on the 11th of June 1977 in West Babylon, New York, and grew up with a younger sister.

Harold was inspired to become a chef ever since he was young as he used to watch and assist his mother in preparing traditional Sicilian Sunday suppers.

He also began learning basic recipe techniques for dishes like fried chicken. Likewise, being an Italian-American upbringing also boosted his confidence in becoming a chef.

With this inspiration, Harold pursued his education in West Babylon High School and later graduating from Culinary Institute of America in 1997.

Upon graduation, Harold went to Spain to gain work experience in European-themed restaurants. Then, he began working as a sous-chef in numerous high-standard restaurants all over New York.

Eventually, he participated in the first season of Top Chef in 2005, while still working for The Harrison, and ultimately won the competition.

Photo of Top Chef winner, chef Harold Dieterle.
Chef Harold Dieterle

Where is Harold Dieterle, and what is he doing now?

Harold has been a very busy man ever since winning the Top Chef competition. Following his win, he left his former restaurant, The Harrison, where he worked as a chef. He wanted to open his own restaurant, which he did as well.

After a few years, he took a long hiatus from the cookery and hospitality business. This also kept him away from the media for a long time.

Currently, he returned to America and served as a consultant for the American series Feed the Beast.

Who is Harold Dieterle’s wife?

Harold met his one and only wife, Meredith Davies, back in 2006, right after winning Top Chef. They laid eyes upon each other at Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. The couple tied the knot in Atlanta, Georgia, at a private wedding venue.

Wedding photo of Chef Harold Dieterle and his wife, Meredith Davies.
Chef Harold Dieterle with his wife, Meredith Davies.

In 2016, Harold and Meredith were blessed with a son whom they have named Hank. The couple made it official by sharing the details on their social media. The 4-year-old Hank is often seen on social media wrapped around their parents’ arms.

His Net Worth.

As of 2021, Harold has a net worth of approximately $8 million. His primary sources of income are as a chef, author, and the profit from his previous restaurants.


Harold Dieterle opened his first restaurant in 2007 by the name Perilla in New York City. Perilla was a decent restaurant that received numerous positive comments. The restaurant lasted for 8 years until it was shut down in 2015.

The success of this restaurant encouraged Harold to open another restaurant in 2010. This time it was named Kin Shop, a restaurant that served Thai dishes. The restaurant was critically acclaimed.

However, just like the previous restaurant, Kin Shop was also closed in 2015.

His final restaurant was The Marrow, which he launched in 2012 in New York City. The restaurant specialized in producing Italian and German traditional cuisines. In less than only 2 years of establishment, the restaurant was shut down permanently.

Most recently, Harold collaborated in opening a new restaurant named Ten Hope in Williamsburg. He helped to put together the menu for the hotel.

Harold Dieterle’s Wiki-Facts.

Full NameHarold Dieterle III
Date of birth11 June 1977
Place of birthWest Babylon, New York
Marital statusMarried
WifeMeredith Lynn Davies
ProfessionChef, author, restaurateur
Net Worth$8 million

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