Carl Ruiz

Carl Ruiz was a judge on various US cooking competition television series on Food Network, such as Guy’s Grocery Games. He was a classically-trained chef who graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York City. In June 2019, Ruiz opened a new restaurant specializing in authentic Cuban fare, called La Cubana.

About Carl Ruiz in brief

Summary Carl RuizCarl Ruiz was a judge on various US cooking competition television series on Food Network, such as Guy’s Grocery Games. He was a classically-trained chef who graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York City. In June 2019, Ruiz opened a new restaurant specializing in authentic Cuban fare, called La Cubana, in the Meatpacking District of New York.

Ruiz died in his sleep on Saturday, September 21, 2019, aged 44. The cause of death was determined to be atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and he was visiting friends in Bel Air, Maryland, when he passed. He is survived by his wife, Marie Riccio, and their two children.