Melba Wilson is an American restaurateur, chef, and television personality. She is the owner of Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem, New York City, and is best known for her appearances on the Food Network.
Born in Harlem, New York City, Wilson grew up in a family of restaurateurs. Her father, Mel, owned a soul food restaurant in Harlem, and her mother, Lillie, owned a catering business. Wilson began working in her father’s restaurant at the age of 12, and by the time she was 16, she was managing the restaurant.
Wilson attended the Culinary Institute of America, where she earned a degree in culinary arts. After graduating, she worked in several restaurants in New York City, including the Rainbow Room and the Russian Tea Room. In 1997, she opened her own restaurant, Melba’s, in Harlem. The restaurant quickly became a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
In addition to her restaurant, Wilson has appeared on several television shows, including the Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef America. She has also been featured in several magazines, including Gourmet and Bon Appetit.
Wilson’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She is married to her husband, Michael, and they have two children.
Wilson is an advocate for healthy eating and has been a vocal supporter of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children in Harlem. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Harlem YMCA.
Wilson is an inspiration to many aspiring chefs and restaurateurs. She is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication, and her success is a reminder that anything is possible with the right attitude and determination.