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Claire Saffitz Net Worth | Husband

Claire Saffitz Net Worth – $1.5 million

What is Claire Saffitz’s net worth? Who is Claire Saffitz’s husband?

Introduction

Claire Saffitz is an American pastry chef and cookbook author who is best known as the host of Bon Appétit’s Gourmet Makes series.

The series showcased Saffitz reverse engineering iconic snack foods.

Biography

She was born on September 16, 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, as Claire Julia Saffitz.

Saffitz went to Clayton High School.

In 2009, Claire earned her BA in U.S. history and literature from Harvard University.

In 2012, she studied pastry in Paris at École Grégoire Ferrandi.

In 2013, Claire obtained a master’s degree from McGill University in French Culinary History. 

Bon Appetit

Claire Saffitz net worth

Chris Morocco, Claire Saffitz, Priya Krishna, Carla Lalli Music, Brad Leone, Gaby Melian, Sohla El-Waylly, Adam Rapoport, Molly Baz, Andy Baraghani and Christina Chaey (L-R) – @Getty

From 2013 to August 2018, Saffitz worked as a Senior food editor at Bon Appetit magazine.

The series Gourmet Makes debuted in July 2017. It shows Saffitz replicating junk food (Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, Pop-Tarts, Cheetos, Twinkies, and Cadbury Creme Eggs) using gourmet ingredients. 

”We tape in the test kitchen of Bon Appetit, and in every episode, I attempt to reverse-engineer and then re-create a homemade version of a classic candy or snack food,” she told Jimmy Fallon in early 2020. ”It takes three to four days. We’ve done Twinkies, Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, Snickers. It really runs the gamut.

I fail a lot on the show, so I have to always back up, correct course, take a different direction. I think that people like that kind of behind-the-scenes look at all the trial and error.”

YouTube

On August 24, 2020, Claire created her YouTube channel; however, the first recipe video was uploaded on December 3.

”I’m thrilled (and weirdly nervous?) to announce that I officially have my own YouTube channel,” Saffitz said on Instagram. ”It’s one thing to read a recipe, but it’s another thing entirely to see it made, so feel free to follow along just as we enter prime baking season.”

On October 7, 2020, Saffitz announced that she is no longer working with Bon Appétit magazine.

She stated: ”I’m grateful to Bon Appétit and CNE for the opportunity to build my career on their platforms, but this opportunity was not granted equally to all.” 

Saffitz’s contract with the company that owns Bon Appétit (Condé Nast Entertainment) ended in May 2020.

”I also wanted to be more in control of my career path and my choices going forward,” Claire told St. Louis on the Air.

Note – in June 2020, Bon Appétit’s then editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport left the company after a photo resurfaced that shows Adam at a Halloween party wearing stereotypical costumes meant to portray a Puerto Rican look.

Adam Rapoport

Adam Rapoport – © Guliver / Getty Images.

Following Rapoport’s resignation, test kitchen celebrities — Priya Krishna, Amiel Stanek, Sohla El-Waylly, Carla Lalli Music, Rick Martinez, Christina Chaey, Gaby Melian, Alex Delany, and Molly Baz also left the company.

In early 2021, she started contributing to NYT Cooking.

Book

On October 20, 2020, Saffitz published a book titled – ”Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence.”

In the book, Claire presents many recipes. The book also has photos with step by step guides. Some of the recipes span four pages.

”This very much is a baking book,” Saffitz told Taste Cooking. ”I would certainly characterize it that way. And the title is Dessert Person, but it is not literally a book of all desserts.” 

On October 21, 2020, it was reported that Saffitz inked an agreement with Creative Artists Agency. The agency will represent Claire in all areas except books.

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Husband

In 2020, Claire Saffitz married Harris Mayer-Selinger.

In September 2015, Harris founded Hospitality Made Simple, a hospitality management company.

Starting in October 2015, Mayer-Selinger is a Managing Partner at Creamline. He studied at The Culinary Institute of America.

”I have taken a break from online life recently and focused like so many of us on how to live healthfully,” Saffitz announced on Instagram on September 8, 2020. She also said: ”I want the future to look professionally and personally. (To that end, I also got married!)”

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Quote

”If there’s a more perfect food than a bagel + cream cheese + lox et al, then I have yet to encounter it.”

Claire Saffitz – Net Worth

So, how much is Claire Saffitz worth?

Saffitz earned most of her wealth from working for Bon Appetite from 2013 to 2020. 

In October 2020, she released the cookbook, Dessert Person. The book has an estimated (based on the number of reviews) 380,000 to 760,000 sales.

Saffitz also makes money from her YouTube channel — an estimated $200k before taxes.

Therefore, pastry chef Claire Saffitz has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

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