|Real Name/Full Name||Emmanuel Feildel|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Manu Feildel|
|Birth Place:||Nantes, France|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 March 1974|
|Age/How Old:||47 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 65 Kg|
In Pounds – 143 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –Patrick Feildel |
Mother –Evelyne Feildel
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Clarissa Weerasena|
|Kids/Children Name:||Jonti Feildel and Charlee Ariya Feildel|
|Profession:||Chef, Television Presenter, and Restaurateur|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2022|
Manu Feildel is a well-known French-Australian chef, television presenter as well as a restaurateur. He received his training in England. He is best known as one of the judges of the competitive cooking show known as My Kitchen Rules. After a while, Manu opened his own restaurant in the year 2009 and later closed in 2014 which was after achieving a solid reputation as head chef at the restaurant Bilson’s.
Biography and Early Life
Manu Feildel was born on 26th March 1974 in Nantes which is located in France. His birth name is Emmanuel Feildel. He is the son of Patrick Feildel his father who was also a professional chef and Evelyne Feildel his mother. The history of professional chefs in his family included his grandfather as well. He has a younger sister namely Gaelle Feildel.
No much details concerning Manu’s education. However, when he was 13 years old, he joined a circus School where he learnt juggling, clowning, Unicycling, and some acrobatics. He later decided that cooking was his first love and moved to London and studied at the Cafe Royal restaurant after staying for three years.
Feildel has married twice. His first wife was known as Veronica Morshead. The couple was married for 12 years before their separation which was in 2009. Together they had one son namely Jonti Feildel whom they raise together despite being in their separate ways. Feildel stayed for four years after his split with his first wife but announced to be engaged to Clarissa Weerasena who worked as a manager of a jewelry store by then.
Clarissa and Feildel decided to marry and the ceremony took place at the Elandra Resort, which is located in Far North Queensland. Together, they have a beautiful daughter namely, Charlee Ariya Feildel. Altogether, Feildel has two children, a son, and a daughter.
Is Manu Feildel Gay?
No. Manu Feildel in not gay. He has a straight sexual orientation through which he has married twice. His first marriage was with Veronica Morshead whom he divorced. He is currently married to his lovely wife, Clarissa Weerasena. In the two marriages, he has bored two children, a son, and a daughter.
Feildel’s professional career began after he relocated to Australia in the year 1999 where he worked at a number of restaurants for several years. He later opened the kitchen as head chef at Bilson’s at the invitation of its owner, offering contemporary French Cuisine. He was said to be the key factor in Bilson’s “three-hat success and also The Daily Telegraph indicates that it is for his service at this exceptional fine diner that he has fame among food lovers. Later, he started showing up on Ready Steady Cook in 2006 and on Master Chef Australia in 2009 and has co-hosted My Kitchen Rules since 2010.
After working for Bilson’s for years, he decided to quit there and open his own French bistro in 2009, Manu at L’ Etoile though the restaurant closed in 2014. However, in 2010, he was the celebrity contestant in the first episode of the short-lived Australian Version of Beat the Star. He also won the 2011 series of Dancing with the Stars and appeared at the 2011 Good Food & Wine Show. Again, he managed to open a new restaurant with the partnership of chef George Calombaris in Le Grand Cirque in Melbourne, which also closed 4 months after opening. Feildel also hosted a two-part travel-cooking documentary known as My France with Manu following Feildel traveling through Western France highlighting local food, scenery, and his memories of France.
Moreover, Manu starred as a recurring character on the Aunty Donna podcast, where he is portrayed by Zachary Ruane. A podcast guest, Jared Jekkyl, claimed to have met Manu in person during the filming of My Kitchen Rules in Manu’s home. Again, he appeared in the 2018 film The BBQ as a French chef, Andre Mont Blanc. In 2019, he was the judge on the revived version of Australia’s Got Talent for the Seven Network where he was announced to join former MasterChef judges Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston on a new cooking competition show known as Plate of Origin.
Feildel is also an ambassador for Camp Quality, a children’s family cancer charity whose motto is “laughter is the best medicine.” He also took part in the ANZUP Cancer Trials Group’s Rude Food campaign. He again participated in Dancing with the Stars [Australian TV series] on Seven Network.
Though he has not been ranked with any award, Feildel was nominated for the Most Popular New Male Talent at the Logie Award of 2011. Also, he was capable of hosting the reality dating series Dinner Date which to him was a great achievement. Manu was also nominated in the charity ANZUP Cancer Trials Group.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Manu Feildel in 2022
Manu Feildel has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. He has gathered all his wealth from his able careers as a chef, television presenter, and restaurateur though most of his wealth is from the work he does in the kitchen. He lives a wealthy, luxurious life with his children and wife.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is one of the most popular personalities on Australian television as co-host of the successful My Kitchen Rules Series on Channel 7.
- Manu has also managed to publish four books which are; Manu’s French Bistro, More Please!, Manu’s French Kitchen and French for Everyone.
Manu Feildel is a successful man. His hard work and commitment in his career has enabled him to be that famous. He has created both fame and name for himself. Beginning businesses while failing has not limited him from being the man he is today. He is a great inspiration to all men and women both young and old all over the world.