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David Venable Net Worth 2020, Bio, Age, Height

David Venable is a known television personality and a book author coming from the United States who became world famous for his TV show. Many people like his quirky personality and that’s the reason they follow his work.

He is a host of a famous show called „In the Kitchen with David“ that airs on the QVC (Quality Value Convenience) network. He said that he would like to put out a movie about his career and food once he will be wise enough. He likes jokes, as much as you can see.

It aired for the first time in 2009 and he still hosts it till today. It is a very popular show that airs three times a week which is a quite high number.

People not only watch it because they want to learn, but also because they want to hear him talk about food and life.

Early years

David was born in November, on the 12th of the month to be exact, in 1964 in the town of Charlotte. It is located in the North Carolina state in the United States. He said that his childhood was very enjoyable and that he is very thankful for his parents, who also spent a lot of time with him when he was young.

When he was young and finished high school with good grades he has enrolled the University of North Carolina to further educate himself. He said that he had a lot of fun learning new things and he thought he was actually going to be a writer before he fell in love with cooking.

It is located in Chapel Hill and he studied journalism there because it was what he always wanted. That’s how he learned basics that helped him to write his own books later in life. He said that he is very happy the culinary career did not stop him from writing books and that he is thrilled that he could combine the two together.

This knowledge also helped him in his work on TV since he has learned how to communicate with people and get their attention. He is very good with people and they enjoy to hear him speak because of this.

Career development

In 1988, he was hired by the QVC network after it was discovered that he is a great product promotor. He was able to sell products easier than most of his colleagues. That’s when they realized that maybe it would be the right thing to give David his own platform, perhaps a show, he could be on all of the time.

David was hired to promote gourmet cooking products through their station for them. He was very hard working which paid off nicely for him because it was recognized both by his employers and the public.

He soon had better and better positions until he started hosting his own show. He does that now and is really proud of his accomplishments. He stated that his success is the best confirmation for everyone who thinks hard work does not pay off.

He was working as a reporter in West Virginia which is located in Pennsylvania for a while too. This was a very interesting job, but not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

He wrote a lot of books, which include 3 cookbooks with a lot of his signature dishes.

He sold more than half a million copies of his three cookbooks. It was a great source of income for him, along with his TV show and features.

He was often a guest at other cooking shows, in cooking events and competitions.

The public liked him because he is very big by built but has a face like a child.

In 2012 he published his first one that was titled „In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home“.

It was published by Ballantine Books and it was long awaited for. It consists of almost 300 pages of great recipes where he showed of his own culinary skills.

He inherited his love from cooking from his mother Sarah and his grandmother in his home state Carolina.

A lot of his recipes has one of his favorite ingredients: bacon which he hilariously called The Divine Swine.

Two years later, he published another cookbook, this time called „Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook from QVC’s Resident Foodie“.

In 2018 he published a cookbook called „Comfort Food Shortcuts: An In the Kitchen with David Cookbook“.

All of his cookbooks have around 300 pages and all of them are published by Ballantine Books, a book publisher from the New York City.

He made articles with his recipes in them for famous magazines like HuffPost, People magazine and other. He was often starred in Woman’s World articles.

The Internet loves David for his positive personality and the special dances he does when he makes a tasty dish.

He said that the reason he started cooking was his mother. She is a great inspiration to him.

She raised him and his two siblings as a single mother.

Because of it, she learned them all how to cook so they can help her in the kitchen because she had to do everything herself, as a single mom.

They have been a great help for his mum while growing up.

He said that one of his best memories of his childhood are when he was visiting his dad’s mother and they would always make chicken and dumplings. It was a tradition for the two of them.

Also, Ina Garten is also a huge inspiration for him. He stated that he didn’t know how to behave the first time that he met her.

She is also a TV cook and known for her TV shows named  Barefoot Contessa and  Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro.

He also played himself in the Rachael Ray TV series from 2012 all to 2018.

In 2013 and 2014 he was also in a tv series called Bethany where he played a role of himself.

That year he was also in David’s Food Court.

In 2012 he was a guest on “Chow Ciao! With Fabio Viviani”.

The same year he was in “The Chew”.

In 2019 he appeared as a guest on both Home & Family and Weekend Today series.

David has more than five hundred of his recipes on QVC’s website.

He was also featured on a lot of cooking festivals. Some of them are the New York Wine & Food Festival and the Boston Wine Expo.

He was a host of Sur La Table’s Grand Cochon 555 and was also on Oprah’s O! event which was both really popular.

His punch line is “Hello, hello! Come on in.” And he says it every time an episode starts. It is a really friendly line and gives off a positive feeling.

He uses a lot of gadgets in his kitchen but says that the best one he has discovered so far has to be the Deni 49-blade stainless steel meat tenderizer. He uses it every day.

Personal life

Recently, a lot of people started to wonder what his sexual orientation is and if is gay, but he leaves his private life private.

Those rumors are still here, although some of his old tweets resurfaced about his wife and a daughter that was 10 years old then. But this is the only information that we have regarding his personal life.

David is also a big fan of political dramas. Some of his favorites are “House of Cards” and also “Scandal”.

He is very close to his family and he often cooks for them. He is very close to his sister Jackie and brother Chip.

Quick summary

Full name: David Venable

Date of birth: November 12, 1964

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Age: 55

Profession: TV personality, author, host, journalist, chef

Height: 198 cm

Weight: NA

Net Worth: $1 million