Kevin Belton - Updated May 2024

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Kevin Belton

Kevin Belton is a self-taught American celebrity chef. Kevin Belton is the host of the WYES-TV cooking show, “New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton”.

Early Life and Childhood

Kevin Belton was born in the year 1960 in New Orleans, US. As of the year 2024, his current age is 64 years old. He is a gumbo of English, French, Native American, and African ancestry.

It comes from a father of French, American, and English ancestry, and a Mother belonging to French-Caribbean origin. Likewise, His mother was a school teacher whose family lived in Martinique.

Regardless, it can be assumed that the family was into cooking since Belton started to learn cooking at the age of 7 or 8, assisting his mother and grandmother in cooking delicious meals.

He grew up in the Uptown neighborhood. Moving toward his educational background, he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, Brother Martin High School, and Louisiana State University.

Even he played college football at Louisiana State University and Xavier before injuries ended his career at the San Diego Chargers training camp.

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Caption: Chef Kelvin in the sets of his show.
Source: Eatsabroad

Kevin Belton – Net Worth 2024

Kevin is a celebrity chef who is also an instructor at the Foundation of Louisiana and an author of several cookbooks. He sure has made a generous earning out of his career. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is $2 million.

Social Media

Chef Kevin generously keeps sharing his amazing recipes with the world through different social media sites and a lot of foodies follow him. He is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He has more than 3.2k followers on Twitter and 14.6k on Instagram. Likewise, he has the most followers on Facebook i.e. 32.3k with over 22.8k likes.

Apart from this, he has a personal website where you can find the recipe for all Belton masterpieces.

Professional Life

59 years Belton is well known for his finest cooking skills. Although he began as the instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking  Kevin, he made it to the television world, appearing on many cook shows.

Some of his major work includes Emeril Live, Food, Ready Set Cook, Taste of America, Live Love Lunch, and Eating in the Bayou.

Later he became a cooking instructor which is even his second-best nature. He has almost spent 30 years of his life teaching the foundation of Louisiana cooking to appreciative audiences.

He has almost led 7,000 lessons altogether. The talented chef has also offered classes and cooking demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Similarly, he has even co-hosted and chef on the BBC series Big Kevin, Little Kevin, which also featured British celebrity chef Kevin Woodford in the year 1999.

This was recorded in the United Kingdom and the U.S. and aired in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He had even co-authored a cookbook “Big Kevin, Little Kevin-Over 120 Recipes from around Britain and America by TV’s Odd Couple,” which was published by Ebury Press.

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Caption: Chef Kevin Belton won awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Source: MSN

Television personality

Besides cooking, he has become the resident chef for the CBS affiliate WWL’s morning show in the year 2014. Similarly, he is even working on a series of segments for WWL titled “Naturally N’awlins”.

He has even been associated with WYES-TV as the host of several popular cooking marathons. He even wants to pull back the curtain and show viewers what makes the legendary cuisine of New Orleans so delicious.

“Everybody says you make it look so easy,” he says. “I tell them, no, it is easy.”

Additionally, he is also in the process of filming his second series with WYES, KEVIN BELTON’S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN as well as writing the companion book.


Belton, who has spent more than 2 decades of life in the kitchen is sure to make lip-smacking dishes.

Thus, for the skills, he has put into his passion he was recognized as one of the top twenty Louisiana chefs by the American Culinary Federation in 2014. Moreover, ACF also entitled him a Culinary Legend in the year 2018.

Relationship Status

Chef Kevin doesn’t discuss his personal life with the media and keeps his love life away from the limelight. However, he has been happily married for a long time to his wife Monica Belton.

He is not just a father of 2 children but also has become a grandfather. He adores his grandson Cameron Belton who was born to Kevin’s elder son Kevin Belton Jr. and his wife. Kevin’s other son’s name is Jonathan.

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Caption: Kevin Belton getting exercise with his wife recently in February 2020. Source: Instagram

Kevin Belton – Body Measurements

In a body of height 6 feet and 9 inches, Belton carries an obese belly. Although his exact weight is unknown, he seems to do a lot of eating along with cooking. Belton, who has lived for more than half a century has also gone bald.