Insight Cliff Crooks’ Married Life | Who Is His Wife?

Cliff Crooks, a former Top Chef contestant, transitioned to become a judge on the show ‘Chef Boot Camp,’ a new series on Food Network. With over two decades of experience, he not only showcased his skills as a contestant but also made his debut as a judge. Having judged shows like ‘Worst Cooks in America’ and ‘Chopped Junior,’ Cliff openly shared numerous success stories from his career with the world.

Beyond his professional achievements, Cliff also candidly discusses his personal life. If you’re eager to learn more about him, here’s what you should know.

What Is Cliff Crooks’ Married Status?

Cliff Crooks is currently married to Karina Veiga, who was born to Spanish parents in Uruguay. She holds a position as a secondary-level Spanish teacher in both schools and community colleges, boasting more than 25 years of experience in this field. At Lyndhurst High School, she instructs Spanish III, Spanish III H, Spanish IVH, Cult, and Spanish Lit courses. Additionally, Karina has taken on the role of advisor for the International Culture Club.

Her career has been dedicated to imparting Spanish language skills, although her precise net worth remains undisclosed.

Moving on, Cliff and Karina got married sometime in 2019, and together, they own a lovely condo in Weehawken, N.J. In 2020, Cliff wished his wife a happy wedding anniversary with a sweet message, saying, “Every day I’m reminded you’re the best decision I’ve ever made. Te amo mi vida, happy anniversary,” and posted a photo of Karina on their wedding day. So sweet!

Cliff Crooks and his wife Karina Veiga. Source: Instagram

Cliff occasionally shares about his wife on his Instagram handle. As for their kids, they don’t have any for now; however, they might plan to expand their family in the future. However, Karina has a daughter named Charlie from her previous relationship.

What Is Cliff’s Net Worth?

When discussing Cliff’s net worth, he boasts an estimated net worth of $1.1 million, as reported by He amassed his wealth through appearances on various shows, including Chopped Junior, Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Worst Cooks in America, and Tournament of Champions. Given his ongoing involvement in shows like Chef Boot Camp and others, it’s likely that his net worth will continue to increase in the near future.

Crooks’ Parents & Family Background

Cliff Crooks, who is currently 45 years old, hails from Queens, New York. When discussing his parents, he mentioned that his father worked for his business in Taiwan for three years. During that period, Cliff also lived for four years on an island in Taiwan with his father. More about his family, he has a brother named Nick Crooks who is a gym trainer and a coach.

Additionally, discussing Cliff’s interest in cooking, he shared that growing up with his nana, who was a fantastic cook, sparked a child-like curiosity about cooking within him. He began learning to cook alongside his nana, which eventually evolved into a career.