David Venable is a TV personality, author, and American chef. He became widely known to wider audiences since hosting several shows, of which “In the Kitchen with David” is the most popular one.
His exceptional work and collaboration with QVC Channel and WTAJ-TV network gave Dave the chance to accumulate his wealth. However, there is so much more to know about David, so stay with us and find out everything about the life of this talented and renowned television personality.
David was born in Charlotte in North Carolina on November 12, 1964. He was raised in a single-parent family, as he was growing up living with his two siblings and his mother (Sarah).
David was always a brilliant student, and he went to Charlotte Latin School, and then enrolled at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill.
It was clear that he was interested in building a career related to journalism, as he got a degree in journalism.
David has a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film, which was a sign from the above to him to keep on pursuing his dreams and goals.
Since he was a child, he was always very communicative, witty, and open-minded, and he stayed like this all his life. This is what the audience loves about David, as his energy is simply overwhelming, even today.
David began his career working as a reporter for local news outlets. However, he eventually noticed he would want to do something else in life, and that is when the e-commerce idea came to him.
He was aware of his talent to do live shots with no script, no teleprompter and wanted to find something where he could be himself. However, as he still had to do something for a living, he worked in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
That day, when David was at his lunch break, he saw an ad in the newspapers – The Altoona Mirror.
This reminded him of the gifts his mother Sarah used to send him, which was something like a sign from the above.
David decided to send his backgrounds in a tape, and two weeks later – the QVC hired him.
At the audition, David has a simple task – to present a gold necklace, but the thing is – he didn’t know anything about necklaces and jewelry. And then, all of a sudden, David realized he was supposed to present items in a way the viewers would like to see and so they can relate to it.
Just as we mentioned above, the show David is most famous for the show titled “In the Kitchen with David” and is the outcome of his collaboration with QVC in 1993.
David’s main idea when he was on set was to approach his North Carolina upbringing to his audience – his nostalgia and excitement.
He always knew the way to our hearts, as he tends to remind us of our childhood and dishes my mothers and grandmothers used to prepare for us.
During his 25-year career at QVC, David never presented an item better or worse than it is, which gained him millions of fans and followers.
Hosting this show brought David an interesting nickname – “brown hair helmet”. Another thing David’s show is famous for is his Happy Dance, which is his signature.
It has been 10 years already since David performed the first time, and everybody LOVES it. He would do a quick spin while waving his hands through the air and repeating “get it” three times.
As David had a great start, he earned more than the average sum for his first job, which opened him doors for the following ones.
On the other hand, “In the Kitchen” made David think more about his career as a chef, as he taught some of the mouth-watering recipes while hosting the show.
Also, besides hosting his own shows during this period of his life, David found out there is something more he is passionate about – gourmet food.
Hence, he promoted gourmet food products, and this was just the beginning of his journey related to food and cooking.
The next project David worked on was a broadcaster for WTAJ-TV, but he seemed to be wanting more, so he released his own show under the name “Action Newsmaker”.
Another television interested in working with David was WOAY-TV, which made him move to Oak Hill, West Virginia.
With time, David mastered the art of cooking and became a world-renowned chef. What is more, he published a book as well, which makes him an author.
This book is a cookbook actually and contains more than 150 recipes.
He published four cookbooks until now, and you probably heard, or maybe read In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home, a book released in 2015, while his most famous book – Cookbook and Back Around the Table was published a year before, in 2014.
The thing why the audience loves David’s recipes is the fact they are so easy to follow and offer some great advice about buying groceries in supermarkets.
Estimated net worth Venable owns goes up to $1 million. Each of his books has been sold in more than 250,000 copies, while Comfort Food Shortcuts Cookbook tends to overcome the other three editions.
Even though there are no proofs of this, there are assumptions David earns thousands of dollars each month.
However, we can’t blame him, as he is very popular, but as well as very talented and passionate about everything he does, which brought prosperity to him.
He keeps contact with his fans through social media accounts – Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Even though David loves talking about his private life, he still holds his emotional side to himself. It is most likely Venable is currently single.
However, the face he is 55 and still not married and doesn’t have made people question his sexuality.
One more reason to think he is gay lies in the lack of females seen with David in public.
Even though he posts on social media often, David never gave an answer to the audience whether he is gay or not.
Seems like David is very focused on his career and doesn’t think about finding a wife and getting married. His work is making him satisfied, and he is happy all single.
Actually, David shows day after day food is actually his biggest love and passion – they are having an affair basically.
As we told you in the second section, he was raised in a single-parent family, and his mother, Sarah had to cook for the whole family, so she used to go to the supermarket each day and come back home with a bunch of bags.
Sarah taught her kids, including David, to help her when she needed it.
Even though she didn’t ask of them to cook, one of these little helpers (David) started his journey into the kitchen from his young age.
North Carolina is still in David’s blood, as he always relates his cooking to his roots.
You will hear him often as he talks about his mom or his grandma and how they used to cook for him when he was a kid. If you have ever seen David on TV, then you know he is a big guy.
What is more, his personality matches his physical appearance even more, as he is the type of guy you will click right away.
David is a truly caring and supportive person who helps other people without asking anything in return.
He helped Ina Garten and Rachael Ray to become what they are today – culinary icons, as he was his mentor.
Full Name: David Venable
Date of Birth: November 12, 1964
Birthplace: North Carolina
Profession: Host, Author, Chef
Net Worth: $1 million