Govind Armstrong Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Govind Armstrong Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthNovember 19, 1968
Zodiac SignScorpio
Eye ColorDark Brown

Govind Armstrong is an American chef who has been noted for his dedication to market-driven California-style cuisine. He has created the Table 8 brand of restaurants. He has been the guest judge on Top Chef and has appeared on several TV shows including Oprah and Today.

Born Name

Govind Marcellus Armstrong

Nick Name

Govind

Govind Armstrong in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018
Govind Armstrong in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018 (Govind Armstrong / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He attended college in San Francisco.

Occupation

Chef

Family

  • Siblings – He has an older brother, an older sister, and 2 younger sisters.
  • Others – His grandfather was from India.

Manager

He is represented by NOPACTalent.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Govind Armstrong in an Instagram post in April 2019
Govind Armstrong in an Instagram post in April 2019 (Govind Armstrong / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Tina Chism – He was in a relationship with screenwriter Tina Chism in the past.
  2. Julia – He has been in a relationship with Julia. They have a daughter named Willow (b. November 2019).

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Black and Hispanic)

He has African-American ancestry on his father’s side and Costa Rican ancestry on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Govind Armstrong as seen in 2019
Govind Armstrong as seen in 2019 (Govind Armstrong / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mole under nose
  • Cheerful smile
  • Long hair

Govind Armstrong Favorite Things

  • Perfect Trifecta Meal – Burger, fries, and beer
  • Food When Traveling – Different kinds of hummus with simple crudités and nuts, Sandwiches usually steak
  • Items He Loves To Cook At Home – Costa Rican food, Salsa Lozano, Indian food
  • Pastime – Cruising, Going to the park
  • Parks – LACMA, Runyon Canyon Park
  • Love Of His Life – His daughter

SourceInstagram, Time Out

Govind Armstrong as seen in September 2019
Govind Armstrong as seen in September 2019 (Govind Armstrong / Instagram)

Govind Armstrong Facts

  1. As his grandfather was born and brought up in India, Govind and his siblings were given Hindu names. “Govinda” is the other name for Lord Krishna having the meaning of “goat herder”.
  2. His family used to have a big garden where a wide variety of vegetables were grown. This helped him get an understanding of the flow and cycle of food when he was a child and that in turn got him interested in cooking.
  3. His mother used to throw parties frequently. However, she was not great at cooking and Govind had taken over for her, catering to the parties when he was only 12 years old. He would have a lot of fun planning the menus, writing the grocery lists, going through the cookbooks and doing all the preparatory work. For the get-togethers, he would typically make simple finger foods such as mini pizzas, cheese soufflés with jalapeño, and soba noodles with shrimp and hoisin sauce.
  4. He has learned a lot from books. His mother had a wonderful friend who was a complete foodie and she had given him a huge number of books from her collection including very old editions of Larousse Gastronomic.
  5. He was only 13 years old when his talent was spotted by the culinary legend Wolfgang Puck who invited him to observe the action at the kitchen of his newly-opened restaurant Spago in West Hollywood. After that, his career took off in 1982, as an apprentice for Wolfgang. He spent 3 intense summers working at Spago and learning all the basics. He fell in love with the profession and realized he was destined to be in this field.
  6. His affable and practical nature has made him popular in the food world and much loved by everyone.
  7. He has been a fundraiser for Common Threads and has assisted in educating children on the importance of nutrition and staying fit and healthy. Share our Strength has been his other charity that has strived to ensure that no child in America ever goes hungry.

Featured Image by Govind Armstrong / Instagram

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