Seven seasons and one thousand five hundred episodes after its debut, The Chew cast members were a bag of emotions when they announced in May 2018 that the show was not being picked up for an eighth season. Presented by Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Mario Batali who left the show unceremoniously, The Chew brings a party in the kitchen to viewers with each episode where food is the major topic. The cast members basically make viewers see the fun of life through food while discussing cooking-related issues, holidays, gardens, food trucks and every other thing that has to do with food.
There is no doubt it has been a good run for the show but it had to come to an end. The cancellation of The Chew came hot on the heels of Mario Batali’s axing. The host who was arguably the most popular on the show received the ax in December 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Let’s meet The Chew cast members below.
Who Are The Chew Cast Members?
An American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author, Symon is a regular star on the Food Network. Born on September 19, 1969, he earned a degree from Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in 1990 and has worked in many restaurants as a cook. He now owns numerous restaurants which he runs with his wife Liz Shanahan. Symon has appeared on shows such as Iron Chef America, Burgers, Brew and ‘Que, Food Feuds, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Cook Like an Iron Chef. he became a co-host on The Chew in September 2011 and stayed on the ABC network program until its cancellation.
She is one of the five co-hosts who launched The Chew in 2011. Carla is an American chef and television personality who also worked as a model. Born May 12, 1964, Carla bagged a degree in Accounting from Howard University’s Business School and worked as an accountant for a while before she realized it’s not her calling. Carla later earned a Culinary Career Training certificate from L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She now owns a catering company and a restaurant but the latter closed in 2017 after running for a year.
An American fashion consultant and media personality, Clinton Kelly joined The Chew cast members in 2011 as the moderator of the ABC’s daytime cooking show. He is one of the stars on the show with no major background in the food industry. Clinton was born on February 22, 1969, and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications. He also has a Master’s in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
An American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality, the disgraced The Chew cast member started working as a chef while in college. Born on September 19, 1960, Batali has always had an interest in the food industry and didn’t hold back on that passion. He joined The Chew in 2011 but couldn’t stay to the end of the show as he was given the boot following sexual misconduct claims thrown at him by several women.
She is an American nutrition author and television host born into the family of television doctor Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz. Born on February 17, 1986, Daphne has a degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. She left The Chew after six seasons and it is presumed that her departure was to welcome her third child on December 4, 2017.
Born on 30 September 1956, Gordon Elliott is a British Australian journalist, producer, radio and television personality, as well as the executive producer of The Chew.
An American bilingual lifestyle expert, writer, television host and designer, Evette Rios became the only Latina on a national daytime talk show when she joined The Chew. She joined the ABC show as a guest co-host and field correspondent.
Did The Chew Cast Members Get Along?
One thing they shared in common is food and for the love of that, all The Chew cast members were very good friends. They made it clear that the chemistry they exuded onscreen is not faked as they became real friends on the show. However, Mario Batali begged to differ with the occasional friction he had with co-hosts.
Who Among The Chew Cast Members Died?
On January 10, 2013, Ivan Giovanettina, the prop supervisor on The Chew, was killed during an attempted robbery. The former model and The Chew crew member was reportedly in pursuit of two men presumed to be robbers when one of them shot him. He was aged 41 at the time of his demise.