Who Is Masaharu Morimoto Wife Keiko Morimoto? Married Life Of Chef

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Masaharu Morimoto is a popular Japanese chef well-known for his appearance as an Iron Chef on the Japanese cooking show. The 67-year-old veteran culinarian is famous for his amazing cooking skills and distinct food presentation style.

The professional chef has received numerous awards for his cuisine and made multiple appearances on TV shows. He has won the title of San Pellegrino's "Top 100 Restaurants in the World" and a James Beard Foundation Award for "Outstanding Restaurant Design" for Morimoto New York.

He was also awarded the "Design Built Award of Merit" and the "Silver Award" by the New York Design Awards.

Who Is Masaharu Morimoto Wife Keiko Morimoto?

Masaharu Morimoto is married to his beautiful wife, Keiko Morimoto. The couple tied the knot in 1970. The couple has already completed forty-four years of their marriage life.

According to the proficient chef, his wife is also an excellent cook. However, it’s unknown if she is a professional chef or not.

Unfortunately, we cannot find the image of his wife on any of his social media. The brilliant chef’s Instagram and Facebook handles are full of pictures of himself and images of his cuisine.

Masaharu Morimoto Children

Masaharu Morimoto and Keiko Morimoto have three adorable children. However, the versatile chef has not revealed much about his kids.

Chef Morimoto with his kids
Chef Morimoto with his kids

We can see the old selfie of a professional chief with his kids posted on his official Facebook account on August 3, 2016, with the caption "Selfie fun! #friendsandfamily


Masaharu Morimoto Family Background

Morimoto Masaharu was born on May 26, 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan. But, contrary to popular belief, the famous chef did not have a happy childhood. In the popular book "The New Art of Japanese Cooking," a professional chef describes his childhood as full of struggle and stress.

He stated that his family has suffered often from his violent father. He also has a sibling, a sister.

However, he has not revealed much about his family on social media or the internet. We can see the vintage photo he posted on his official Instagram account.

The professional chef moved more than a dozen times before the age of ten because his parents' fights frequently resulted in outrated landlords. His family used to have financial difficulties, and giving a good life to children was a tough challenge.

He said that his father would take his family out for sushi rarely, on basically his payday. The talented chef fell in love with the kitchen while watching the chefs demonstrate their impressive knife skills.

Then he decided to become a sushi chef after his fateful baseball injury. After eight years as an apprentice, he opened his own restaurant in Japan before moving to the United States to try to break into the industry here.

Masaharu Morimoto Net Worth Details

The net worth of chef Masaharu Morimoto is estimated to be about $18 million in the year 2022, according to celebrity net worth. His career as a professional chef is his main source of income.

Iron Chef Masaharu in 20th anniversary of Morimoto in Philadelphia
Iron Chef Masaharu in 20th anniversary of Morimoto in Philadelphia

Besides that, the veteran chef also has several restaurants around the world. He has restaurants in Tokyo, Boston, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Napa, New York, and various other places.