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Melissa King (Top Chef) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Gay, Wife, Net Worth

Melissa King Biography

Melissa King is an American professional chef known for specializing in modern Californian cuisine with Asian flavors. She is also a television personality known for appearances in reality competition series such as Top Chef: Boston.

Likewise, he made several appearances in Food Network’s The Julia Child Challenge as a guest judge. She has also been featured in shows Pebble Beach Food & Wine and KitchenAid SrPGA. Furthermore, she is a former model known for her 2018 global Levi Strauss Pride Campaign debut.

Wiki and Facts

Full Name Melissa King
Age 40 years 
Birthday 11th October
Nationality American
Relationship Status Married
Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Known For Tasting Wild show
Zodiac Sign Libra
Net Worth $1.5  Million

Melissa King Age

The chef is 40 years old (2024), born on October 11, 1983, in Whittier, California, United States, where she grew up.

Melissa King Height

The television personality is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).


She has not disclosed her weight.

Father, Mother, Sisters – Family

Melissa was born and grew up in Whittier, California, United States. Her father worked as an electrical engineer while her mother was an aerospace engineer. Both her parents moved to Hong Kong after immigrating from China before moving to Los Angeles. She has two older siblings; Kina and Misa Grannis.


King is a graduate of both the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California, Irvine. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in cognitive science during her time at UC Irvine. Afterward, she received an A.A. degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Furthermore, she is a certified level 1 Sommelier from The Court of Master Sommeliers.

Melissa King Gay | Wife

Melissa is openly gay. She is currently married to her partner, Emi Grannis. She is a professional metalsmith and jewelry maker based in San Francisco. Likewise, she is known as the younger sister of guitarist and singer Kina Grannis.

Top Chef

King was featured in the seventeenth season of Top Chef: All-Stars L.A. which she emerged a winner. She has also worked at Michelin-starred establishments like Campton Place, Luce, and The Dining Room. 

It is known that she began her culinary journey as a pastry assistant at the Getty Museum at 17. Most noteworthy, she trained under renowned chefs like Dominique Crenn and Ron Siegel for over the next decade.

Throughout her career, she has been honored as one of the “Best Female Chefs in San Francisco” as a chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market. On the other hand, she owns a culinary partnership company and created King Sauce, a line of signature sauces.

Melissa King’s Net Worth

Citing her YouTuber career, Melissa sits at a net worth of $1.5 Million (Approx.) as of 2024.

Houses, Cars, and Luxury Brands

King has not disclosed any details regarding her house, cars, and luxury brand in 2024. However, we are keeping tabs and will update the information immediately.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Grand Marshall

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa King

Where was Melissa born?

She was born in Whittier, California, United States.

Who is Melissa?

She is a professional chef, reality star, and former model.

How old is King?

She is 40 years old.

How Tall is Melissa?

She is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).

Is King Married?

Yes, she is currently married to metalsmith and jewelry maker Emi Grannis.

How much is Melissa’s net worth?

Citing her career, she sits at a net worth of $1.5 Million (Approx.) as of 2024.

What is King famous for?

She is widely known for hosting virtual cooking experiences on platforms such as Asian Pacific Islanders for Equality, The Okra Project, and the National Black Justice Coalition.

Where does Melissa live?

She currently resides in San Francisco, California.

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