Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball

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Updated On January 25, 2022

Christopher Kimball is an American Chef, author, and Television personality. Christopher Kimball is the host of the culinary show ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ broadcasting in PBS.

Early Life and Childhood

Christopher Kimball was born on 5th June 1951 and is currently 69 years old. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, he was born in Rye, New York, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. He spent his childhood in Westchester County, New York. Similarly, he belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and follows Christianity. Regarding his family background, he is the son of Edward Norris Kimball and Mary Alice White. Likewise, they had a cabin in southwestern Vermont. However, there is no information about his siblings.

Furthermore, talking about his educational background, he completed his schooling from Phillips Exeter Academy. Likewise, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Primitive Arts in the year 1973.


Followed by his graduation from Columbia University, Christopher worked with his stepbrother in a publishing company. Followed by this, he worked at ‘The Center for Digital Marketing’ in Westport, Connecticut where he started taking cooking courses. Likewise, after receiving an angel investment of $100,000 from friends and families at the age of 29, he started a tiny office called ‘Cook’s Magazine’ in Weston, Connecticut. However, in the year 1989, he sold the magazine to ‘Bonnier Group’ to move forward for other publishing ventures. Likewise, he has also authored many books like ‘The Cook’s Bible’, ‘The Dessert Bible’, ‘The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook’, ‘The Kitchen Detective’, ‘Fannie’s Last Supper’.

America’s Test Kitchen/ Milk Street

He is the co-founder and host of the American cook show ‘America’s Test Kitchen’. This show is produced in television, radio shows and magazines including ‘Cook’s Illustrated’. Likewise, it also publishes the magazine ‘Cook’s Country’ which was launched in the year 2004. Moreover, the revenue mainly generates from its readers rather than its advertisers differentiating them from other competitors. Likewise, he hosted the cooking show ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ and ‘Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen’.

Christopher Kimball

Caption: Christopher during ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ program. Source: Instagram

Moreover, on 16th November 2015, Boston Common Press released a news release announcing the departure of he from Cooks Country/Cooks Illustrates/ America’s Test Kitchen. Likewise, with this, he no longer participated directly but his hosting was already been filmed. Similarly, until 2019, he remained a minor stakeholder until he sold his shares back to the company as part of a lawsuit settlement. Likewise, he created ‘Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street on Milk Street located in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the multimedia, instructional food preparation organization comprising a magazine, cooking school called ‘Milk Street Radio’.


A lawsuit by Suffolk Superior Court to him on 31st October 2016 for ‘literally and conceptually ripping off’ his former employee. Likewise, his ex-wife also sued him for alleging his departure from Cook’s Illustrated devaluing company leading his payment to her.

Net worth

Christopher is an American chef, author, and television host and his primary source of income are through his television shows. Likewise, regarding his net worth, he has around $20 million. However, he has not disclosed his asset values in media.

Relationship status

Regarding his relationship status, Christopher is straight and is in a marriage relationship. Moreover, he has been married three times. Likewise, his previous marriage was with Adrienne Kimball with whom he married in the year 1987 but separated in December 2012. They had a son and three daughters together. After separating, he married Melissa Lee Baldino who is the executive producer of America’s Test Kitchen on 30th June 2013 and has two children together.

Body Measurement and Social Media

There is no information about his body measurements like height, weight, and vital stats shared in media. Looking at his physical appearance, he has grey hair and light brown eyes.

Reflecting upon his social media presence, Christopher is active on Instagram and Twitter. Likewise, his Instagram handle is @cpkimball and has over 9.5k followers in it. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @cpkimball and has over 214.3k followers in it since he joined in February 2009.

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