Rachael Ray is a popular American cook, television personality, author, and businesswoman. She was born on August 25, 1968, in Glens Falls, New York, to Elsa Scuderi and James Rat.
Her family was in the restaurant business, and as a child, she was exposed to various cooking techniques, styles of cooking, and cuisines.
In 1995, she moved to New York City and started working at Macy’s on the candy counter before moving on to manage the fresh foods department at Macy’s for around two years.
At present, Rachael Ray is 54 years old and a Virgo according to her zodiac sign. She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 160 cm (1.60 m) and weighs around 62 kg or 137 pounds.
From her numerous successful careers as a chef, author, and TV personality, Rachael Ray has amassed an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Ray is an American national and belongs to multiple ethnicities, including Sicilian, French, Scottish, and Welsh.
After starting her career at Macy’s, Rachael moved back to upstate New York to manage pubs and restaurants at Sagamore Resorts on Lake George.
She was recruited by Cowan & Lobel in Albany to be their food buyer and later a ‘chef.’
In 2005, she launched a new lifestyle magazine ‘Every Day with Rachael Ray.’ She works as the editor-in-chief of this magazine, which covers more than food, food destinations, and entertainment.
In 2006, Rachael became the spokesperson for Nabisco products, and her recipes were printed on the boxes of these products.
The same year, ‘WestPoint Home’ launched sheets, blankets, and kitchen apparel designed by Rachael.
Later, she added a bed and bath line to these products. She also rolled out kitchen utensils and cutlery brands.
She endorsed the Dunkin Donuts coffee brand in 2007 and signed a deal with AT&T to provide ‘Recipes on the Run’ to wireless subscribers.
In 2007, she launched a one-hour, syndicated television show ‘Rachael Ray,’ which became one of the top-ranked daytime TV shows.
During her shows, she has coined catchy phrases such as ‘EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil,’ which went viral. In 2008, her television series ‘Rachael’s Vacation’ aired on Food Network, which was a five-part food travelogue shot in various European countries.
The New York native is most known for her career as an iconic Food Network television personality, bestselling cookbook author, and editor-in-chief of her lifestyle magazine. In the fall of 2007, she launched a hugely successful syndicated daytime program, ‘Rachael Ray.’
Recently, Rachael announced that her self-titled talk show will end after its current season.
She is ending her longtime talk show after more than a decade, but food content will still be her meat and potatoes.
Rachael tied the knot with lawyer John Cusimano in Italy in 2005. He is the lead singer of the rock band ‘The Cringe.’ She owns homes in Lake Luzerne, New York, and Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
The television personality does not have any children as it stands either in her marriage or with any other person.