Waylynn Lucas - Updated Jul 2024

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Waylynn Lucas

Waylynn Lucas is an American Chef. Waylynn Lucas is famous for being a judge on the Good Network reality shows Cake Wars and Cupcake Wars. Moreover, she co-founded the famed Los Angeles bakery “Fonuts“. She has won two Los Angeles Times four-star reviews from the publication.

Early Life and Childhood

Waylynn Lucas was born on March 15, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She likes to keep her personal life private so there is no information regarding her family, religion, and ethnicity. There is also no information regarding her childhood. Her birth sign is Pisces and currently, her age is 41 years old.

Talking about her education, she hasn’t disclosed her school, college, and university name. So, there is no information regarding her education.

Waylynn Lucas

Caption: Waylynn on her childhood picture (Source: Instagram)

Professional Life 

Waylynn is a chef and baker and she wanted to start her own business and started business in Costa Rica. After her first restaurant became successful she returned to California. In 2004, she was featured in the movie named “Sweetwater Tides“.

Later, after returning to the USA she worked for hotels including SLS Hotel Beverly Hills as a pastry chef and as a patisserie at The Bazaar by José Andrés. While she was working at The Bazaar, she experimented with a variety of cooking techniques ranging from traditional to very modern. Lucas received her first four-star review during her tenure at The Bazaar.

Later she refined her trademark style as the executive pastry chef of Patina, Joachim Splichal’s fabled Michelin-starred restaurant that also received a Los Angeles Times four-star review while she was a pastry chef. She is the only pastry chef in Los Angeles to have ever earned two four-star reviews

Moreover, she was the Executive Pastry Chef at Patina, Joachim Splichal’s fabled Michelin-starred restaurant. Lucas refined her trademark style during this time and this restaurant also received a Los Angeles Times four-star review when she was still a chef there. While working at the Bazaar and Patina, she again received the Los Angeles Times’ Four-star reviews making her the first baker to receive the four-star review twice.


Caption: Waylynn Lucas Chef (Sources: The Mercury News)

TV Shows and beyond

Later, in 2013 she became a judge and TV personality after appearing in a cooking competition. She appeared in the show named Bravo’s Eat, Drink, Love. She appeared in another TV series, “Cake Wars” in 2015. It is a series on the Food Network channel. It focuses on the respective lives of five businesswomen in Los Angeles who are all working and making their way in the predominantly male-run food industry.

Furthermore, she was also a permanent adviser on the first season of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup. Her role was consulting with new entrepreneurs who wanted to start their businesses in the food world. She hoped to win an investment from two culinary experts namely Joe Bastianich and Tim Love.

Moreover, she continues to expand and grow her business. She’s been spreading into other realms of the restaurant and food industry. For example, teaching kids to bake, planning on opening multiple new businesses in Los Angeles, and consulting with local restaurants to develop and expand their dessert menus.

At Present

she along with Nancy Truman co-founded the restaurant name “Fonuts”. This restaurant is a new spin on the traditional coffee-and-doughnut shop as she bakes the doughnuts rather than fry them. She also offers a selection of gluten-free and vegan products. Her project stays true to her diverse and prestigious culinary skills, offering sweet and savory, from traditional to avant-garde.

Waylynn Lucas

Caption: Waylynn Lucas with Jessica Miller and Brenda Urban (Sources: Zimbio)

Personal Life

Talking about her affairs and relationship, Waylynn Lucas keeps her personal life and professional life private and behind the curtain. She seems to have engaged twice throughout her life but the names of her fiancees haven’t been known yet. Moreover, her current relationship status also is not known. There was a rumor that she was married to the love of her life on 11 October 2015 but seems to have divorced after all photos have been deleted from social media.

Waylynn Lucas – Net Worth 2024

Waylynn Lucas has an estimated net worth of around $ 100k to $ 1 million. The primary sources of her income came from working in different hotels, owning restaurants, and TV shows. There is no information about her salary, car, or house.


She has gotten a Four-star review from The Los Angeles Times multiple times. No other baker has got the Four-star review yet. However, she could still win many awards with her skills shortly.

Body Measurements

There is no information regarding her height and weight. She likes to take good care of her body. Likewise, she has blue eyes her natural hair color is blonde. However, her other body measurements are also not known yet.

Waylynn Lucas – Social Media

Waylynn Lucas is highly active on social media. Her Instagram account name “waylynnlucas” has amassed more than 14.5k followers and her cafe’s Twitter account @fonuts, there are over 2.2k followers. Then her Facebook account has more than 1.5k followers.