Home cooking shows had become increasingly popular in the early 2000s when the famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver came into the picture, and blow us all away with his unconventional approach to the home cuisine and his funny attitude, gags and jokes that he put into his shows.
Until that moment, nothing similar was presented on TV.
He remains relevant till this day because he successfully transitioned on social platforms and cookbooks that he released during the years and many of them were bestsellers.
He has a very successful channel on YouTube, where he has much collaboration with many chefs around the globe.
Now, this piece is not about Jamie Oliver, but one guy that worked with him and he now has a cult following, and he is not even a professional cook, he is an engineer who loves to cook and knows how to present it to the people.
We are talking of one very successful content creator that revolves around the cuisine that is known for the name Alex French Guy Cooking or nowadays just Alex.
This young man is a YouTube star who is known for distributing a wide variety of culinary videos on his channel that is known with one very interesting and funny name “FrenchGuyCooking channel”.
In the meantime, not only that he wrote several books, produces content on YouTube (and making money out of it), he has his own marketing agency that is working till this day and giving him even more money.
All of this combined is making his bank account “fat”, but this is not the main thing – this Guy really likes to cook and knows how to present it to the wide range of audience that loves to watch fast and exciting culinary shows that draw millions of viewers, and that hold attention.
Have in mind that these shows do not count on shock value, but they are relying on two simple things – charismatic chef and host and beautiful food.
He is recognized for distributing a range of culinary videos on his FrenchGuyCooking channel, and all of them have millions of views (have in mind that all of them are monetized).
He has progressed on to gather more than 1.1 million supporters on the program, and he continues to grow.
The French Guy truly comes from France, where he was born on May 24, in 1982, in Paris, the city of love and the most beautiful food.
Maybe his path is not so common since he first started as a student on a telecommunications and broadcast networking faculty (he has graduated telecommunications engineering).
He loved to cook since he was just a boy, the and one of his first collaborations was with Jamie Oliver, but before this famous cooperation Alex worked on numerous web sites, and he created his own marketing agency that worked successfully.
Maybe this is the reason why Alex so successfully runs his YouTube channel because he has so much experience in the marketing business.
After this, he knew that he wanted something more, and he turns to YouTube where he created his channel “French Guy cooking” that till this day remains his source of income.
He became a very successful food blogger, and on the produced weekly vlogs, and later on, he became a part of the Jamie network, where he worked on series “Food Family”.
As time passes, Alex YouTube channel became more and more popular, and he had as much one million subscribers on his channel.
Alex expanded his work when he released his cookbook in 2018 (that became a world bestseller because he approached the younger audience and provided an interesting take into to cuisine), and in the next year he re-branded his YouTube channel, it became just Alex, instead “French Guy Cooking”.
It is important to know that this is one man that succeeded in this area of work, even if he came from a totally different background, he studied engineering, and never had any form of cooking training.
He learned to cook alone, on his own, and this all came just because he loves food.
Of course, he uses the basis of French cuisine that is one of the best, and most celebrated cuisine in the world, that has numerous origins from around the world.
On his website, he sells some products that are very, very creative, like a poster of croissant that you cannot find anywhere else, and the price range goes from ten to twenty-two dollars each.
All of this combined make his fortune even bigger.
It is a known fact that he had he studied to become an engineer and that he successfully worked in the marketing business, his agency name is “Clever”.
This is the basis for his creativity that Alex shows in his culinary shows – the motto behind them is Inspirational food and Obsession host.
This is the aspect that clearly shows his idea that is behind his brand that is now very successful.
Alex has a wife, but online there is not much information of his wife’s name or any information, but the fact is that he lives in France, where the paparazzi culture is not like in America
. He succeeded in keeping his business out of the spotlight, and he gives to the spotlight only those aspects that he sees fit, and we must say that is certainly paid off.
He loves food, but he has some food allergies, like the one on red wine – this is the allergy on histamine that is very common among people.
But this paradox does not stop him from being very successful.
His net worth is around 350 thousand dollars, but this is just one source since they could vary a lot.
Full name: Alexis Gabriel Ainouz
Date of birth: May 24, 1982
Birthplace: Paris, France
Age: 37 years old
Profession: French cook and a food YouTuber
Net Worth: 300 thousand dollars