Salt Bae Net Worth
Salt Bae, a Turkish butcher, chef, food entertainer and restaurateur, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe has a net worth of $80 million.
Salt Bae Biography
Nusret Gökçe, also known as Salt Bae, is a Turkish butcher, chef, food entertainer, and restaurateur. He gained fame in January 2017 when his unique method of preparing and seasoning meat became an internet sensation and meme.
Gökçe is the owner of Nusr-Et, a chain of upscale steak houses. As of 2021, Nusr-Et has branches in Turkey, Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. The name of the restaurant chain is derived from Gökçe’s own name and the Turkish word “Et,” which means “meat.”
Between 2007 and 2010, Gökçe travelled to various countries, including Argentina and the United States, where he worked in local restaurants without compensation. He did this in order to acquire experience as both a cook and a restaurateur. Upon returning to Turkey, he opened his first restaurant in Istanbul in 2010. In 2014, he expanded his business by opening a restaurant in Dubai.
In January 2017, Gökçe gained widespread recognition as Salt Bae through a series of viral videos and memes.
These videos, including one titled “Ottoman Steak,” posted on his restaurant’s Twitter account, showcased his suave meat-cutting skills and salt-sprinkling technique. The Instagram post featuring this video garnered 10 million views, leading to his nickname “Salt Bae.”
This moniker originated from his unique way of sprinkling salt by dropping it from his fingertips onto his forearm and then onto the dish. Thanks to the viral exposure he received, Gökçe’s popularity skyrocketed, and he has since served a diverse range of celebrities and politicians from all over the world.
Salt Bae Age
The Turkish chef whose real name is Nusret Gökçe was born on 9 August 1983 in Paşalı, Turkey. Thus, Salt Bae is 40 years old as of 2023.
Salt Bae Controversy
Gökçe faced criticism in December 2017 for mimicking a photo of Fidel Castro.
In September 2018, Týnuš Třešničková suffered burns in a failed fire show at Nusr-Et steakhouse. Other guests also had minor burns.
In the same month, Gökçe received criticism for serving President Nicolás Maduro at his Istanbul restaurant.
In November 2019, Gökçe’s former employees accused him of taking a share of their tips. They were fired when they questioned him about it. A settlement was reached, and Gökçe paid them $230,000.
In late September 2020, Gökçe’s Boston restaurant was ordered to close for COVID-19 safety violations. It reopened in early October.
In October 2021, Gökçe faced scrutiny over a £37,000 bill at one of his UK restaurants.
In December 2022, Gökçe received online criticism for his behaviour after the World Cup Final, biting players’ medals and handling the trophy. FIFA launched an investigation into his actions.
Salt Bae Parents
Salt Bae’s parents’ names are Faik Gökçe and Fatma Gökçe. His siblings are Özgür Gökçe, Uğur Gökçe and Erman Gökçe.
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