Who is Marie Riccio? Carl Ruiz Wife’s Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Family, Net Worth, Chef and Instagram

Marie Riccio Bio – Marie Riccio Wiki

Marie Antonia Riccio or Marie Riccio otherwise known  as Marie Kirby from New Jersey is the ex-wife of celebrity Chef Carl Ruiz who was a Cuban American Chef. She is the sole owner and operator of Marie’s Italian Specialties in Jatham New Jersey.

The two founded the Italian Specialities on October 10, 2011 according to the Times, where they shared duties equally although when they divorced Marie Riccio kept the restaurant.

She graduated from Rutgers University – Newark Campus University in Newark New Jersey information found on her LinkedIn profile.

Marie Riccio Age

Details of her date of birth are not clear but she is 38 years of age.

Marie Riccio Children

She has two children who are twins known as Michelle and Robert who were born from her first marriage to Robert Kirby.

Marie-Riccio Husband

She is the ex-wife of renowned Cuban – American Chef Carl Ruiz who died on Saturday , September 21, 2019 of a suspected heart attack. At the time of his death Ruiz was 44 years old.


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On behalf of the La Cubana family, with heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to share the passing of our beloved Executive Chef Carl Ruiz. No words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of our dear friend and brother. Beyond his immense culinary talent, Carl’s larger-than-life personality never failed to entertain, enlighten, and uplift every person he encountered along his #Ruizing adventures. His fierce intellect and infectious humor knew no bounds. He was a mighty force of down home Cuban cuisine, and lived life to the fullest, just as he cooked—with “dancing always” as the most important ingredient. Here at La Cubana, Carl paid proud tribute to his Cuban roots each night, and it is here that Carl’s legacy, undeniable spirit and passion for his culture will live on. We hope we make you proud, Carlito. . To honor the work you loved so much Chef, La Cubana will continue your work in establishing The Carl Ruiz Scholarship Foundation for aspiring chefs. . We love you! You are already missed. Rest easy 🙏🏽

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Marie Riccio Chef

She appeared on on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” with her ex husband Ruiz who was also on Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” as a contestant and a celebrity judge and “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen.”

Marie Riccio Instagram

Marie Riccio’s Instagram account is set to private.

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