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Jay Rayner Biography
Jay Rayner is a popular English food critic and journalist currently working as a restaurant critic and feature writer for the Observer. In addition, Jay also hosts the Out to Lunch podcast.
Jay Rayner Age
Jay was born on 14th September 1966, in Brent, London, England. He is 56 years old.
Jay Rayner Height
Jay stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (approx 1.91m).
Jay Rayner Family
He is a local of Brent, London, England, in the United Kingdom. He is the proud son of Claire, his mother, and Desmond, his father. Nevertheless, Jay grew up in a Jewish family in the Sudbury Hill area of Harrow. Moreover, he was the youngest child in a family of three kids. Additionally, his father is an actor while his mother was a journalist.
Jay Rayner Wife
He is happily married to his caring wife called Pat Gordon Smith for almost three decades. His lovely wife is an editor and occasionally sings Jazz songs. Moreover, the pair are proud parents of two pretty children and they live in South London.
Jay Rayner Education
He attended and graduated from the independent Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School. Moreover, Jay also attained his bachelor of arts degree in 1988 from the University of Leeds where he majored in politics. While there, Jay served as the editor of the student newspaper.
Jay Rayner Salary
He pockets an ample salary of $120,000 annually. This is according to Guardian feature writers’ salaries.
Jay Rayner Net Worth
Jay Rayner has been able to gather decent career earnings over the years and has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Jay Rayner Career
During his career as a food critic, he has also served as a feature writer for the Guardian. Moreover, Jay’s articles are also featured in the Guardian. Furthermore, he also serves as a feature writer and restaurant critic for the Observer. Upon graduating from college, Jay freelanced for The Observer and The Independent on Sunday.
In 1992, Jay was named the Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He also worked as a feature writer for The Observer and The Mail on Sunday prior to assuming the role of serving as an Observer restaurant critic in the year 1999.
While serving as a restaurant critic, he has also written for several magazines such as Cosmopolitan, GQ, Granta, and Esquire. Additionally, he also chairs a BBC Radio 4 program, The Kitchen Cabinet. Moreover, Jay also works as a food reporter for The One Show for BBC.