Carl Ruiz Biography
Carl Ruiz was a celebrity chef and owner of the New York restaurant La Cubana who passed away at his home due to heart attack. His friends confirmed his death on social media on Sunday, September 22nd. 2019. Ruiz was found dead after apparently suffering a heart attack in his sleep, his friends say.
This man was somehow fatherly, comforting, wise, reckless, brilliant, wickedly funny & unique all in 1. My life will be lonelier without him. Love you Carl. I’ll make sure no one puts pineapple on pizza best I can without you here. ?#rip @carlruiz pic.twitter.com/zgzVX1xlhy
— alex guarnaschelli (@guarnaschelli) September 22, 2019
The Cuban-American previously owned Marie’s Italian Specialities in Chatham Township, New Jersey, with his ex-wife, Marie Riccio and was well-known for his knowledge of Spanish food.
“His frequent appearances on The Food Network — both as a competitive chef champion and celebrity judge — have cemented this Cuban chef sensation as a household name. Whether he is cooking up Cuban delicacies like Fufu or the classic Elena Ruz Sandwich, offering sage advice to up-and-coming chefs, or critiquing show contestants’ finer points of culinary execution, everyone is bound to walk away learning something new.
“Carl also made a name for himself on Sirius XM Radio interviewing some of today’s most talented and insightful chefs, and dropping his own culinary knowledge with an equal dose of truth and comedy, whether he was debunking a food trend or sharing a recipe. Today, Carl can be heard regularly podcasting on Westwood One.
“An Institute of Culinary Education graduate, Carl’s culinary career has also been featured by The New York Times, Cooking Channel, ESPN, FOX News and many other media outlets across the country.”
Carl Ruiz Age
Carl Ruiz was born on April 4, 1975. He died at age 44.
Carl Ruiz Education
Good buddy of mine is gone. He made people laugh who’d forgotten how to laugh. He set rooms on fire. He was the match and the kerosene. The smartest and lovable-ist asshole I knew. This one gutted me. Goodnight, @carlruiz. pic.twitter.com/kYpkgeEIEr
— Troy Johnson (@_troyjohnson) September 22, 2019
He was a graduate of the accredited Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and was a regular feature in mainstream media. He was quoted by The New York Times, and appeared regularly on the Cooking Channel, ESPN, FOX News and other media outlets.
Carl Ruiz Wife Marie Ruiz
He was divorced from his ex-wife Marie Ruiz.
Carl Ruiz Children
Carl Ruiz had two children.
Carl Ruiz Career
I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone. I have no words to describe what a great friend he was to me and my family. His ability to make me laugh and smile under any circumstances was only outshined by his talent as a chef. pic.twitter.com/einY8qp7wf
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) September 22, 2019
He was in the food and restaurant business for more than 25 years and had opened eateries around the world, in addition to having a successful television and radio career.
He had ‘headlined world-famous culinary events — and with his well-earned insights, (became) the ‘secret weapon’ to success for many other star chefs along the way,’ writes the restaurant’s website.
On The Food Network, he had served both as a competitive chef champion and celebrity judge.
Ruiz also made a name for himself on Sirius XM Radio, where he interviewed some other chefs, and offered culinary tips with a humorous flare. He also had a podcast on Westwood One.
Carl Ruiz Death
To my brother. @carlruiz I love you man. Thanks for letting me be part of your life. The love, jokes, passion AND education you gave me will live forever. You are legend. You touched so many people. I will now and forever be #ForEverRuizing pic.twitter.com/RU2zewRLsS
— Matty Rock (@mattyrock2k) September 22, 2019
Celebrity chef Carl Ruiz, the owner of La Cubana restaurant who made frequent appearances on The Food Network, has died, the New York restaurant said. He was 44.
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Carl Ruiz Cause of Death
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I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone. I have no words to describe what a great friend he was to me and my family. His ability to make me laugh and smile under any circumstances was only outshined by his talent as a chef. Over the years, I’ve met a lot of great people but a friend like Carl is one in a hundred million. Carl ’The Cuban’ Ruiz will forever live on in my heart and in those of all who loved him.
A cause of death was not officially known. Friends who confirmed his death on social media said Ruiz died peacefully in his sleep of what was believed have been a heart attack,
Carl Ruiz Net Worth
Carl Ruiz’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
Carl Ruiz Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Carl Ruiz Nationality
Carl Ruiz was of Cuban-American nationality.
Carl Ruiz Instagram
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On behalf of the La Cubana family, with heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to share the passing of our beloved Executive Chef Carl Ruiz. No words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of our dear friend and brother. Beyond his immense culinary talent, Carl’s larger-than-life personality never failed to entertain, enlighten, and uplift every person he encountered along his #Ruizing adventures. His fierce intellect and infectious humor knew no bounds. He was a mighty force of down home Cuban cuisine, and lived life to the fullest, just as he cooked—with “dancing always” as the most important ingredient. Here at La Cubana, Carl paid proud tribute to his Cuban roots each night, and it is here that Carl’s legacy, undeniable spirit and passion for his culture will live on. We hope we make you proud, Carlito. . To honor the work you loved so much Chef, La Cubana will continue your work in establishing The Carl Ruiz Scholarship Foundation for aspiring chefs. . We love you! You are already missed. Rest easy ??
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A great friend, and a remarkable chef and restaurant owner. You always had my back and always supported your friends. I hope you’ve got some good bourbon, cigars and pizza without pineapple on it up there. Rest In Peace to the great Carl Ruiz ❤️ Love ya! #ruizing #fatjasonbourne pic.twitter.com/FaCNilE0hP
— Hunter Fieri (@HunterFieri) September 22, 2019
- Ruiz has died of a suspected heart attack in his sleep at the age of 44
- The TV star was best known for his role on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
- His longtime friend Fieri, 55, posted a heartbreaking tribute
- ‘I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone,’ Guy began
- Cuban-American Carl was known for his knowledge of Spanish food
- In June he opened the restaurant La Cubana in New York City