|Meltem Bozkurt Conant
|Wife of Scott Conant
When it comes to cooking, men are more adventurous than women. And one might say that the reason for that is that men are trying to impress women with cooking. Who is the woman that celebrity chef Scott Conant is trying to impress? Today, we will learn more about his wife, Meltem Conant.
Cooking was never a man’s forte, but in the modern day and age, men have become better at it. Scott is a celebrity chef and a cookbook author who has gained significant fame and recognition. His fans want to know more about his life, including his personal life.
So, with that in mind, let’s talk more about Meltem Conant, the woman he is happily married to.
Who Is Her Husband?
Before we can talk about Meltem, we need to discuss a bit about Scott and his professional career rise. Born in February 1971 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Scott is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. He has worked as a judge on several cooking television series, and since 2009, he is part of Chopped.
Scott is the son of Charles Conant and Anne Varrone Conant. The American chef is of Italian descent on his mother’s side. Scott began cooking at a young age, even taking cooking classes at the local community college when he was 11 years of age. At 15, he enrolled in W.F. Kaynor Technical High School for culinary arts.
Then, Conant attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and while there, he interned at the famous New York City restaurant, San Domenico. That experience had a huge impact on his career. Scott traveled to Germany, to Munich, and spent one year there after graduation. He wanted to master the art of pastry and did it at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof.
After returning to the United States of America, he went back to San Domenico and worked as a sous chef. In 2002, he opened his restaurant L’Impero in Tudor City, and within weeks, it received positive reviews from the New York Times. In October 2003, he was featured on the cover of Gourmet for the Chefs Rock issue. His restaurant continued to receive positive reviews.
In 2007, he left L’Impero and went on to build the Scarpetta brand with restaurants in New York City, Miami, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
During the following years, Scott released several cookbooks, with the last one, Peace, Love, and Past, released in 2021.
So, who is the woman Scott enjoys cooking for the most? Well, her name is Melten Conant, a woman famous for being his wife. Born in Turkey, Meltem is quite private. There is no information about her exact birth date, birthplace, parents, siblings, educational background, or anything else.
She was born Meltem Bozkurt but adopted the surname of her husband later on. Talking about her ethnicity and religion, she belongs to the Middle Eastern ethnic group. Yet, there is no information about her religion.
Because she is a quite private person, we do not know anything about her family members and personal life. Her educational background remains a mystery. But we can assume that nowadays, she is a housewife who takes care of the household while Scott cooks.
And at home, Meltem Bozkurt Conant probably cooks for him more than he does for her. Meltem is a private person who prefers to stay away from the media spotlight.
There are some reports that she has a pet-accessory business. But we cannot confirm it. We know she lives a lavish lifestyle with her American celebrity husband. She might be looking after her husband’s restaurant in his absence.
What we know for sure is that she has an understanding relationship with her husband. The two have not been part of any rumors, controversy, extra-marital affairs, or breakups. They have been together for more than a decade and their relationship grows stronger.
Marriage To Scott
It is worth noting that this is Scott’s second marriage. Previously, he was married to Chris Cannon, but there are no details about his first marriage. Some reports suggest there were problems in the marriage that led to a divorce.
There are also reports that Scott and Chris Cannon were nothing more than business partners who had two restaurants in their name.
In 2007, Scott met his second wife, Meltem. They started dating and walked down the aisle in 2007 in Bodrum, Turkey. The marriage ceremony was a private one, and only family members and close friends attended.
They have two children together. Their first child, their daughter Ayla Sophia Reina was born in February 2010. Their second daughter, Karya Eva Maria was born in 2012.
Is She On Social Media?
Unlike other celebrity spouses, Meltem Conant is on social media. You can find her on Instagram. But her profile is private, and you have to add her to see her posts and content. Seeing that she has only around 400 followers, chances are you will not be accepted unless you know her privately.
On the other hand, her husband, as a celebrity chef, has to be present on social media. He has almost 500k followers on Instagram, where he regularly posts updates about his professional career and personal life.
What is the net worth of Meltem Conant? Well, seeing that we do know what she does for a living, we cannot talk about her net worth. Some believe she is a pet-accessory mogul. But those reports have not been confirmed. Then, there are reports that she takes care of her husband’s restaurants in his absence.
Her husband has a net worth of $5 million. And that number will only go up. Chef Conant can only grow larger in the cooking world.
How Many Restaurants Does Scott Conant Own?
Scott owned several restaurants in his career. As of May 2023, we can say he owns four restaurants.
One of them is Cellaio Steak in New York City, a dining destination experience built on generous hospitality. It is located in the picturesque Catskill Mountains. This restaurant is Scott’s take on Italian cuisine, complimenting his steaks with antipasti, house-made pasta, and salads.
Then, we have The Americano, an Italian-inspired steakhouse restaurant in Arizona. Famous for its modern approach and Italian spirit, The American has an elevated, yet approachable menu serving every taste.
We should also mention The Americano in Georgia, located within the luxurious intercontinental buckhead in Atlanta. This restaurant “bridges the gap between the deliberate touch of Alta Cucina and the soul of Cucina Rustica”. Similar to its Scottsdale counterpart, the Americano in Atlanta features a range of dishes from steaks to house-made pasta and organic salads. You can also find some Italian antipasti and Mediterranean seafood.