Aliya Leekong Biography
Aliya LeeKong is known as an American television personality, chef, and author of the cookbook Exotic Table – Flavors, Inspiration, and also Recipes from Around the World – to Your Kitchen.
How old is Aliya Leekong? – Age
The American chef and television personality is 45 years old as of 2023. She was born on 18 February 1978, in New York, United States, where she also grew up.
How tall is Aliya Leekong? – Height
Leekong is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
Aliya Leekong Mother, Father – Family
Leekong was born in New York City and raised in Central Florida. However, she has not revealed the name of her parents and siblings in the public. She is known as a first generation American, and her parents are Indo-Pakistani and Tanzanian immigrants.
Aliya Leekong Education
She graduated from Brown University and Columbia Business School, LeeKong later went on to work in New York City, prior to finding her way to cooking.
Is Aliya Leekong Married? – Husband
LeeKong resides in New York City together with her husband, her two daughters and also two dogs. Likewise, she is affiliated with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and The Family Center.
LeeKong went through her training at the International Culinary Center and as well has traveled to over 30 countries in the past 10 years to study under international home cooks. Countries involved Brazil, India, Thailand, Chile, Turkey, South Africa, and Peru. LeeKong before served at New York City’s Jean Georges, Devi, and Per Se. She worked as Chef and Culinary Creative Director of the Indian restaurant Junoon from March 2011 until January 2014.
LeeKong, known as a television personality, has appeared on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay,” Chef Marks the Spot, CBS New York, NBC Weekend Today, What Would Julieanna Do, Men’s Health: Guy Gourmet New England Cable News Peggy’s Kitchen Cures, and also Nirmala’s Spice World on Veria Living. Besides, she was featured in Kitchen Casino.
In order to make cooking accessible and educational for children, she as well established an app known as Issa’s Edible Adventures which allows users to digitally travel around the world to know about food types and also culture in different countries. LeeKong became inspired by games she played together with her daughter to teach her about multiculturalism.
Aliya Leekong Net Worth
Citing her career, Leekong sits at an estimated net worth of approximately $5 Million.
You can find and follow Aliya on Instagram using the account @aliyaleekong