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Masaharu Morimoto

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Born May 26, 1955
Age 61
Hometown Hiroshima
Net Worth $15 Million

is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff, Iron Chef America. He is also known for his unique style of presenting food. Morimoto received practical training in sushi and traditional Kaiseki cuisine in Hiroshima, and opened his own restaurant in that city in 1980. Influenced by Western cooking styles, he decided to sell his restaurant in 1985 to travel around the United States.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on May 26, 1955.

TWENTIES

1980 25 Years Old Morimoto received practical training in sushi and traditional Kaiseki cuisine in Hiroshima, and opened his own restaurant in that city in 1980.

THIRTIES

1985 30 Years Old Influenced by Western cooking styles, he decided to sell his restaurant in 1985 to travel around the United States. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 44 Years Old 1 More Event
While at Nobu he got his start on the Iron Chef television show. Several months after the weekly run of Iron Chef ended in 1999, he left Nobu, eventually opening his own Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001. … Read More

FIFTIES

2007 52 Years Old …  In 2007, Morimoto's third year at Iron Chef America, he published his first cookbook, Morimoto: The Art of New Japanese Cooking.
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In July 2010, he opened a Napa Valley location. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old On April 11, 2011, Morimoto made his acting debut on the Hawaii Five-0 episode titled "Ma Ke Kahakai" as himself. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old As of December 2012, Morimoto's win/loss/tie record on Iron Chef America is 25–14–1, and his total combined record for both Iron Chef series is 41–21–2. … Read More
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