Claire Saffitz: Bio, Wiki, Recipe, Channel, Bon Appétit Magazine, Gourmet Snacks, Husband, Career, Net Worth & More

Claire Saffitz biography, wiki, recipe, channel, Bon Appétit magazine, gourmet snacks, husband, career, net worth and many more are available in this article. Claire Saffitz is a popular chef for her unique recipes and her contribution to Bon Appétit magazine. She is working in this field for almost 10 years as a professional. She gained more than 800k subscribers to her channel only in 1.5 years. So, Claire Saffitz is a true celebrity cook. Her cooking style is getting more and more attention day by day. Claire has a separate fanbase for her gourmet recipes that help so many people to enjoy different kinds of foods without disturbing the diet. What else can be more important than such cooking ideas for diet-conscious people?

Who is Claire Saffitz?

Claire Saffitz is an American personality known for her cooking. She is a chef, author, and YouTuber. This 36-year-old chef owns the best-selling book of her recipes and a YouTube channel with 896k subscribers. In this article, you will find everything else you may know about this celebrity chef in detail.

Let’s go through the whole article to know more about Claire Saffitz, her personal and professional life.

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Claire Saffitz Biography/wiki

Full name Claire Saffitz
Nickname Goodey
Date of Birth September 16, 1986
Age 36 years
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Nationality American
Religion Ashkenazi Jewish
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Chef, Writer, Cooking Show host, Video creator
Net worth $2 million (approx.)
Parents Sharon ‘Sauci’ Saffitz and Jeffrey Saffitz
Siblings 2 sisters
Spouse Harris Mayer-Selinger (m. 2020)
Best known for Gourment desserts and snacks

Cookbook: Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

Claire Saffitz Early Life, Parents, Family, Education

This famous chef was born in St. Louis on 16th September 1986. Sharon ‘Sauci’ Saffitz and Jeffrey Saffitz are her parents. Jeffrey was the head of the pathology department at Beth Israel Deaconess medical center in Boston. He also did research on Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy. Moreover, Saffitz has two older sisters Jane and Emily. She has no brother. Their mother Sharon was a homemaker. Interestingly, Jeffrey and Sharon both went to Bethesda Chevy high school in Maryland. They graduated in 1967 and Jeffrey is just a year elder than his wife. Saffitz family is an Ashkenazi Jewish family. They are a kind of expatriates who got united in the Holy Roman Empire around the end of the first millennium.

Now, talking about Claire’s education, Claire Saffitz was in Captain Elementary. This school is near Northwood Ave in St. Louis. Then she passed graduation from Clayton high school in 2005. However, it’s not clear whether her sisters attended the same school. Claire Saffitz is a brilliant student as she got admission to Havard University. Claire Saffitz graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and literature. Then she found her way to France for further studies on the core cooking history and related subjects.

Culinary skills and further education

After graduation, Claire Saffitz went to École Grégoire-Ferrandi to study French cuisine. Upon completing that, she got an internship at Spring restaurant on behalf of the training institute. It was for four months that she gathered real-life cooking experience.

Claire Saffitz completed her master’s degree from Mcgill University in Canada in 2013. It was in history, focusing on gastronomy and modern French and European culinary history.

Claire Saffitz Husband, Marriage, Children, Personal Life

Claire Saffitz and her boyfriend Harris Mayer-Selinger did an engagement ceremony in December 2020. Harris is a chef and owner of Creamline. It is a restaurant of dairy farm Ronnybrook. He has a bright career after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. Even though rumors said that Claire Saffitz and Brad Leone were dating, they never accepted that. Brad Leone was the test kitchen manager in Bon Appétit.

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Apparently, Claire and Harris were dating for more than five years before they revealed the relationship. They don’t have any kids yet. Also, the couple shared nothing about their family planning officially. This chef couple now lives in NYC, in the Upper West Side neighborhood. However, Claire Saffitz posts pictures of her foods and occasionally her own photos. In contrast, you can rarely find photos of the couple on her Instagram handle @csaffitz.

Career in Bon Appétit and Now

Right after completing the master’s course, Claire joined Bon Appétit as a recipe tester. Bon Appétit is a french term that means enjoying your food. It is a monthly American food and entertaining magazine, that typically contains different recipes, entertaining cooking ideas, restaurant recommendations in multiple locations in America, and wine reviews. Her hard work promoted her to senior food editor in the magazine.

Claire Saffitz and Bon Appétit

In 2017, Bon Appétit started a new series ‘Gourmet Makes’ on their channel.  In this show, Claire Saffitz made different snacks or junk foods in a reveres engineering method using gourmet. So it would be tasty as well as healthy. The first episode came on YouTube on 18th July 2017. Then there are 44 videos in this segment. The last video is posted on 26th May 2020. Each video has more than 3 million views. The highest view is 13 million on a video in this series. Chef Claire shared how to make gourmet skittles in this 17 minutes video on 5th June 2018. In this video, you can also find  Brad Leone (test kitchen manager), Kat Boytsova (assistant food editor), Molly Baz (senior associate food editor), Chris Morocco (senior food editor), etc.

Saffitz in different shows of Bon Appétit

In 2019, Bon Appétit launched two new series as Bon Appétit’s Baking School and Making Perfect. Baking School has five episodes in one month from 9th April to 10th May. It has a million views in every video. The highest view (8 million) is in the fourth video where the chef teaches how to assemble layer cakes perfectly.

On the other hand, there was another series named Making Perfect. This series has seven-episode from 23rd April 2019 to 11th June 2019. In five main episodes, Claire and her fellow chefs tried to make a perfect pizza. There was a prologue and a bonus episode. This playlist has an average of 3 million views per episode. Likewise, the fourth episode got maximum views of 4 million. In this episode, Can Carla and Molly Baz showed how to make the perfect pizza cheese. Claire Saffitz was in the first and last episode to make perfect pizza dough and final pizza and in other episodes casually.

In 2018, Claire Saffitz left the position and returned back in November as a freelance recipe developer and video host. Her unique cooking style became famous in no time. Her USP is to make food in pragmatic ways. She also worked as a food critic.

Why did Claire Saffitz leave Bon Appétit?

In 2020, several personalities including Claire Saffitz, Priya Krishna, and Rick Martinez were of the opinion that the Bon Appétit was simply not playing fair in terms of giving chefs of color equal opportunities. Editor-in-chief Adam Rapport also resigned. Scandals like not paying or appreciating chefs of color came out one by one. In one Instagram post in June, Claire Satffitz shared her feelings about being in a partial place with racism. However, her professional relationship with Condé Nast (parent network of Bon Appétit) ended in May.

In October, Claire Saffitz left this organization officially. It was eight years-long journey and one of the most important parts of her career.

Present Career

On January 22, 2020, Claire Saffitz appeared on a cooking segment on The Tonight Show starring actor and comedian Jimmy Fallon. This show has 7.1 stars rating on IMDb.

Claire Saffitz now has her own YouTube channel named Claire Saffitz x Dessert Person. She started this on 24th August 2020 and in 17 months she has 902K subscribers. She posts a new video every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Some of her cooking videos even got a million views. Chef Claire made cookies, cakes, focaccia, brownies, muffins, buns, etc. She also did videos on home kitchen tours and baking gadgets. The former producer of Bon Appétit, Vincent Cross is the producer of her Youtube channel.

In addition, Claire Saffitz made her first cookbook in the same year. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence was a New York Times bestseller. It also ranked 2nd on the list ‘Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous’  for the week of November 8, 2020. Clarkson Potter publication printed this book. In 2021, Claire started contributing to NYT Cooking, a digital cookbook and cooking guide. She was also featured on their Youtube channel.

Claire Saffitz Net Worth, Awards

Claire Saffitz has a net worth of $2 million as per the latest survey. Also, she earns $1000 for each Instagram post. Her cookbook was nominated by the International Association of Culinary Professionals as a finalist in the annual IACP Cookbook Awards. The category was Baking Sweet & Savory, Confections & Desserts. Then in 2021, this book won  IACP Julia Child First Book Award.

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  • Claire Saffitz is active on social media. She has her Instagram (@casaffitz), Twitter (@hairsaffitz), and Youtube account. In addition, she has her website
  • Saffitz loves a close-knit family as she lived with her parents, grandmother, and sisters.
  • As a food critic, Claire told that criticism of a dish is not the same as criticizing a chef.
  • Moreover, she has 13 cooking tools and without them, she cannot bake anything in her home kitchen.
  • The white streaks in Claire’s hair are genetic and natural.

Claire Saffitz Figure Measurements, Size, Height & Weight

Hair color Black with natural white streaks
Eye color Brown
Height and weight 5.5 feet, 65 kgs
Shoe size 6

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