|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Full name:||Gennaro “Gino” Sheffield D’Acampo|
|Born:||July 17, 1976|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
What is Gino D’ Acampo’s net worth? This article answers all questions about the Italian born chef, including his career, education, family many more. Please read on!
After seeing one or two episodes of the controversial cook’s shows on TV, fans often become curious to learn more about him, prompting the question, who is Gino D’ Acampo?
Well, Gino D’ Acampo is an Italian born celebrity chef and media personality who lives in the UK and he is popular for his food-based TV shows and cookbooks.
The Italian runs a popular cook show with massive viewership in the United Kingdom as well as publishing several food-focused best-sellers.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Age
The celebrity cook whose real name is Gennaro “Gino” Sheffield D’Acampo was born, on July 17, 1976 in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy. Gino D’ Acampo age is 42 as at 2018.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Biography
Gino was born and raised in Naples along with his sister named Marcella. The celebrity chef never imagined taking a career in cooking while growing up.
He led a pretty normal life like most kids and was very close to his grandfather whom he learnt a lot of cooking skills from.
He once said of his grandfather in recent interview that, “my grandfather usually told me that you don’t need many recipe to make a nice meal”.
Gino was initially not interested in cooking because he presumed cooking should be done by ladies even though he loved eating delicious meals.
He dreamt of becoming a dentist when he was a young boy, he loved the white robe usually worn by doctors and Gino imagined he would be one someday.
However, after repeatedly watching his grandfather prepare nice meals for several years, he was forced to pick an interest in cooking.
Gino entered his grandfather’s restaurant when he was 11 years old and he was pleased with the settings of the restaurant and he decided he would love to be like his grandfather.
He began to take cooking lessons informally from his grandfather and that marked the formative years of the celebrity chef, Gino D’ Acampo.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Career
Having completed his high school education in his home country, Italy, Gino migrated to London, England in 1995 at the age of 19.
The celebrity chef moved to London with the aim of setting up and a restaurant where he would sale mainly Italian cuisines.
He started by working at The Orchard Restaurant, Hampstead, London and the Cambio Restaurant in Guildford, Surrey.
Shortly after, Gino rolled out a food outlet called Bontà Italia Ltd. The company serves as supplier of Italian ingredients.
He also set up another outfit called Tesco Finest range and the company majored on developing ready meals and this experienced exposed him to the media.
Gino was invited as a guest on the popular UKTV food show titled, ‘Great Food Live’ and that marked his beginning of his foray into food-entertainment.
The Italian began to appear on several food shows on English TV stations and in 2009, he was rewarded as the best food-entertainer.
He was crowned the king of the Jingle after his appearance in the 9th series of the show titled, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!
The show didn’t go down well with some viewers as Gino and fellow contestant Stuart Manning were charged with animal cruelty after killing and cooking a rat on the show.
However, Gino escaped consequences of animal cruelty after ITV took responsibility for his actions and the charges were dropped.
The celebrity chef is a regular figure on the show ‘This Morning’ aired on UK TV channel, ITV.
In 2010, he created his 1st iPhone app about food and the app was called, ‘Gino D’Acampo – Eating Italian.’
Between 2011 and 2014, Gino D Acampo and Melanie Sykes hosted the popular food show titled ‘Let’s Do Lunch With Gino and Mel’
The show was aired for four seasons. During that period, the Italian hosted another show titled ‘Sunday afternoon cookery and discussion show’ on LBC 97.3.
Also in 2011, Gino hosted the daytime food series called cookery series ‘There’s No Taste Like Home.’ The show aired for about two seasons contained 30 episodes.
The Italian has hosted five series of the cookery show titled Gino’s Italian Escape on ITV and he has published five food books to accompany each series.
In 2014, The Italian was contracted to host the ITV2 panel show Celebrity Juice when Holly Willoughby went on maternity leave.
The following year, he appeared as a panellist on the show when Holly was back as chief host of the show.
In 2015, Gino returned to the show for the 3rd time replacing Fearne Cotton when she went on maternity leave.
Between 2015 and 2017, the Italian toured the United Kingdom with his live stage show, Gino’s Italian Escape after constant appeal from fans.
In 2018, Channel 5 announced that they had bought the right of ‘Win Your Wish List’ and Gino was billed to be the presenter of the Saturday night show.
The show would now be called ‘Gino’s Win Your Wish List.’
The Italian is often touted to have hit the height in his career because he stayed true to his simple Italian Cuisine. He is often invited to give talks at Luigi de Medici College.
He is a member of various cook associations including the Federazione Italiana Cuochi and the Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Books
The Italian chef is also known for his numerous food publications. The chef first published in 2007 and he has since gone on to write more than 10 books.
Gino D’ Acampo books include;
- The Italian Diet
- Gino’s Pasta
- Italian Home Baking
- Gino’s Italian Escape
- Gino’s Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun
- Gino’s Veg Italia! 100 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes
- Gino’s Italian Escape: Islands in the Sun
- Gino’s Hidden Italy
- Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less
- Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape
Gino D’ Acampo’s Family
Gino D’ Acampo was born in his home country Italy by Italian parents. Nothing is known about his parents as Gino never speaks of his parents.
Instead, the chef prefers to talk about his grandfather whom he reportedly spent a lot of his formative years with while in Italy
Gino D’ Acampo grew up with his sister named Marcella.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Wife
Fans often ask about the Italian’s relationship status. His female fans are quick to ask if the celebrity chef is married. Well, we can confirm to you that the Chef is married.
In 2002, Gino tied the nuptial knot with girlfriend, Jessica and the couple is blessed with three children
Gino’s children with Jessica are Luciano, Rocco and Mia.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Restaurants
Apart from his career as a Television personality, the Italian also runs restaurants in different cities in UK where the cuisines are majorly Italian dishes.
In 2013, the Italian established different branches of his restaurant called ‘My Pasta Bar’ and he currently owns five My Pasta Bar open to the public.
His first restaurant is located on Fleet Street, others are located at Leadenhall Market, Bishopsgate, Euston railway station and The Manchester Corn Exchange.
Gino D’ Acampo’s House
The Celebrity chef lives with his wife and children in a luxury home worth about £1.2 million in Hertfordshire.
Recently, Gino D’ Acampo house is on the news when Gino’s wife wrote the local council complaining that her family’s privacy is being invaded.
Gino and his wife want the public footpath beside his house closed as fans usually take pictures of their home.
Some fans even go as far as knocking their door seeking to take pictures with Gino as well as begging for autographs.
In early 2000’s, before fame when Gino newly moved to UK, the celebrity chef broke into the home of popular singer Paul Young to steal recordings.
He was caught and convicted in court, leading to a two-year jail sentence. Some fans have since relived Gino’s past saying he has no right to complain about invasion.
Gino D’ Acampo’s Net Worth (2018)
What is Gino D’ Acampo’s net worth? Is Gino the richest chef in UK? How does Gino D’ Acampo makes his money? These questions are often asked about the chef.
Gino D’ Acampo’ net worth is currently estimated to be in the region of $10 million as at 2018.
The Italian born chef has accumulated his wealth over the years through various means related to his first passion, cooking.
How Gino D’ Acampo’s net worth is accumulated;
The Italian is a constant figure on UK TV stations where he usually shows his cooking skills. He has been invited as a guest in more than five cookery shows.
Also, the chef is known to have his personal show aired on UK TV and it is a known fact that appearances on TV contribute a large amount to Gino D’ Acampo net worth.
The celebrity chef established his own restaurants established in 2013. The restaurant called My Pasta Bar has over five branches across the United Kingdom.
Money generated from his restaurants also contribute to Gino D’ Acampo net worth.
The Chef also endorses for some brands. He has been seen in TV commercials about food recipes on UK television.
Endorsements also contribute to Gino D’ Acampo’s net worth.
Gino D’ Acampo is currently pushing frontiers and gaining more fans outside the UK and Italy.
He is expected to make a food-focused world tour as his growing fans all over the world would really savour the experience.
Also, we expect Gino D’ Acampo’s net worth keep increasing with time, making him rank amongst the richest chefs in the world.