Alex Atala Biography
Alex Atala is a famous Brazilian chef who runs the DOM restaurant in São Paulo. He is also South America’s most famous culinary chef and a champion of Brazilian products and flavors. His restaurant was ranked in 2012 as one of the 4th best restaurants in the world by S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Atala was born and raised in Brazil. He attended the Ecole Hotelière de la Province de Namur for his culinary training in Belgium. After that he went to France where he worked under the leadership of Jean Pierre Bruneau and Bernard Loiseau. After working a bit, Alex returned to São Paulo, where he opened his own restaurant DOM in 1999. In 2015, when the Michelin Guide Brasil debuted, DOM was the first and only restaurant in the country to receive two Michelin stars.
In addition, Atala also hosts a television program on the Brazilian television channel GNT. Additionally, in 2012, DOM was ranked the 4th best restaurant in the world by S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, published by Restaurant magazine. Its restaurant also holds the title of “Best Acqua Panna Restaurant in South America”. The following year, Atala created another institute called Ata, related to food, together with Roberto Smeraldi and Carlos Alberto Ricardo, among others.
Atala is also known for transforming traditional Brazilian dishes and adapting French and Italian cooking techniques to native Brazilian ingredients. Before that, he launched two other restaurants in the city of São Paulo, Dalva e Dita and Açougue Central, in addition to Bio, an all-day restaurant, which seeks to make the most of each ingredient. Atala was also accused of misappropriating the name “Cerrado vanilla” when registering it as a trade name at the Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). He was recently accused of sexual harassment by a former employee.
Alex Atala Age
Alex is 54 years old in 2023. He was born in June 3, 1968, in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of June every year.
Alex Atala Height/Weight
Atala is of average height and moderate weight. He has an estimated height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 80 kilos.
Alex Atala Wife
Atala is happily married to his beautiful and loving wife Márcia Lagos Atala. The couple is blessed with three children, Thomas Atala, Joana Atala and Pedro Atala.
Alex Atala Family
Alex is the son of Milad Atala and Otavia Mack Da Silva. He has a brother named Magu Atala. More information about his parents and occupation of his has not been disclosed.
Alex Atala Net Worth
Atala has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. This contains your personal assets, money and income. His main source of income is his career as a chef.