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Chef Charly Pierre Wiki, Age, Wife, Top Chef, Parents, Family, Ethnicity

Charly Pierre Biography – Charly Pierre Wiki

Charly Pierre is the Head Chef and owner of Fritai, a Haitian-inspired restaurant in New Orleans, LA. He has twice been nominated for a James Beard Award, most recently in 2023. He is a contestant on Season 21 of Top Chef on Bravo.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts in a Haitian household with a father as a professional chef, Charly began working in the restaurant industry at the age of 15.

While attending culinary school at Southern New Hampshire University, he worked his way through fine-dining restaurants in hopes of saving enough money to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant. He worked at a variety of noteworthy dining establishments in and around Boston such as L’Espalier, The Aquitaine, and Journeyman.

In 2015, Charly moved to New Orleans where he acquired his first job at Sucre in the French Quarter. He left Sucre and went on to work at Angeline and Bayona.

In 2016, he and his business partner, Minerva Chereches, opened their Haitian-inspired restaurant Fritai. The restaurant began as a food stall at the St. Roch Market food hall and transitioned into a brick-and-mortar in 2021. They began cooking food influenced by the cultural roots of Charly’s Haitian background, while adding some inventive twists to celebrate the local people, ingredients and flavors of New Orleans.

Today, Fritai is one of St. Roch Market’s most successful stalls—having held fundraisers for Haiti, as well as garnering several accolades including Zagat’s 30 under 30, Eater National Young Guns and Eater NOLA’s 2022 Restaurant of the Year, as well as numerous television appearances including Charly’s winning Food Network’s Chopped.

Charly Pierre Age

Top Chef contestant Charly Pierre was born in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Charly Pierre Family

Charly Pierre was born and raised in Cambridge in a Haitian household where his father was a skilled chef who trained and worked for the Marriott Hotel Group and his mother cooked Haitian dishes deeply rooted in the family’s past. Charly’s parents — his father is from Jacmel, and his mother is from​​ Carrefour — immigrated to the United States in 1988.

Charly Pierre Wife

Chef Charly Pierre is engaged to Christine M. Hamilton, a wardrobe stylist, costume designer and author. Charly and Christine got engaged in August 2023.

Charly Pierre Top Chef

Chef Charly Pierre, the owner of New Orleans restaurant Fritai, is one of 15 chefs competing in Season 21 of Top Chef. Season 10 winner Kristen Kish hosts the series, and she’s joined by veteran judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

He will face off against 14 other chefs in the show’s 21st season, including Manny Barella, Kaleena Bliss, Kévin D’Andrea, Alisha Elenz, Danny Garcia, Valentine Howell Jr., Dan Jacobs, Savannah Miller, David Murphy, Kenny Nguyen, Laura Ozyilmaz, Amanda Turner, Rasika Venkatesa and Michelle Wallace. The winner of “Top Chef” receives a $250,000 prize.


He is of Haitian heritage.


Charly Pierre’s Instagram handle is charlyjpierre.