Alex Hitz is the celebrity chef who has been introducing Southern Cooking with his French twist. He is also the owner of The Beverly Hills Kitchen, which provides gourmet food.
Besides being a celebrity chef and having a successful establishment in the food industry, Hitz has a successful career as a broadway and movie producer. He got inspired by his stepfather to step into this industry. With his charming looks and enormous food knowledge, he also works as a host and TV personality.
Date of birth
February 10, 1969
52 years old
Place of birth
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Caroline Bryans Sauls
Celebrity Chef, Author, TV personality, Producer and Philanthropist
1.9 Million USD
Alex Hitz Net Worth and Earnings
Hitz is the owner of the successful gourmet food supplying company The Beverly Hills Kitchen, through which he earns a fortune.
He is also a producer as well as host, which adds more to his pre-existing fortune. Besides being a celebrity, Hitz also works as a real estate developer and cloth designer.
All these add up and raise his net worth to be 1.9 Million USD.
Alex’s Family, Parents, and Personal Life
Hitz was born in Atlanta but raised in France. His father is Alex Hitz, and his mother is Caroline Bryans Sauls. Hitz got his name from his father.
His father was descendent of the Swiss ambassador Florian Hitz while his mother was from a well-off family in Atlanta. His mother belonged to the family who was the early investors of Coca-cola and had a prominent status.
Even his mother is the founding trustee of Woodruff Arts Center and a member of Atlanta History Center.
When he was just three years old, his parents got divorced, so he does not have much recollection of his biological father.
However, the absence of his father made him close to his mother, Caroline. Hitz grew up under the care of his mother with her family in France.
It was during his stay with his maternal family that he came to love cooking. The family chef, Dorothy Williams, taught him about Southern cooking and everything else that made him fall in love with the art of cooking.
However, he did not choose the culinary sector as a career and went to Washington And Lee University to get a B.A. degree.
But after graduating, he started nurturing his cooking skills by taking various lessons and even co-owning a restaurant.
It was just a starting as he started growing his culinary skills into an empire called the Beverly Hills Kitchen. He kept his passion going, and now he is an established celebrity chef.
To this date, when asked what inspired his culinary journey, he mentions his mother.
His mother was an inspirational figure in his life, who later got married to the Grammy award-winning choral conductor and symphonic Robert Shaw.
After her second marriage with Robert Shaw, Hitz started looking up to him. It was his stepfather who inspired him to have a side career as a producer. As a producer, he produced shows for Broadway.
He had a successful career on Broadway, which made him transition to TV. His good looks and charming personality came in handy, and he became one of the most loved TV personalities.
Currently, Hitz lives a happy life by running his gourmet food brand and working as a real estate developer and cloth designer.
Alex Hitz Wife
The 52 years old celebrity chef has maintained privacy about his dating life.
There have been no link-up rumors so far, and no one knows if he is single or married to someone.
Education and College
As much as charming chef Hitz is, he is equally educated. He went to a boarding school for his schooling.
Once school was over, he enrolled in Washington and Lee University in Virginia to get a B.A. degree in English.
Even after having a degree, he enrolled at the University of London in one of their undergraduate programs in English and theater.
After his parents divorced, he spent his childhood in France, so he was interested in French culture. This interest later made him attend the L’Univerité de Paris-LA Sorbonne to study French culture and civilization.
He got all of these done before accepting his passion for cooking. Once he realized his passion, he started taking culinary lessons.
Hitz enrolled in the Nd Le Cordon Bleu and Institute of Culinary Education to get lessons. His time in these institutes sharpened his culinary skills even more.
Hitz started his career just after graduating from high school. He took a summer job in The Patio by The River, where he worked for four years.
He eventually left his job to go to college but never forgot about that place. Later, he purchased the share of the restaurant and became its co-owner.
He already knew a few tricks when it came to food but working in The Patio by The River gave him a chance to master them. However, he sold the place and tried his luck as a producer after being influenced by his stepfather.
He co-produced many shows on Broadway like The Sound of music. Broadway was just a start as he paved his way into TV by producing movies. However, his career in TV did not go as planned. None of his works got broadcasted on the screen.
It made him shift his career towards real estate development. He started working in main cities like LA, New York, and his hometown Atlanta as a developer.
While all of this was going on, Hitz started missing his passion for food. So, he decided to start The Beverly Hills Kitchen, which supplied gourmet food. He then shifted his brand to Home Shopping Network, making it the only brand having its timeslot.
The brand was a huge success which fueled his passion for food and culinary arts more. Hitz then started paying more focus on his culinary business. He even published a book with one hundred and seventy-five of the original recipes that he invented.