Daniel Jinich – Husband of Famous Mexican Chef

Real Name:Daniel Jinich
Birthday:early 1970s
Net Worth:$3 million - $5million
Height:178 cm
Occupation:American Businessman, Husband of Celebrity Chef Pati Jinich

When you think of celebrity chefs cooking Mexican food, Pati Jinich is probably on your list. She is definitely among the top 10. A famous Mexican chef, famous for her award-winning cook show, Pati’s Mexican Table, she is a successful woman. You can say “behind every successful man stands a great woman” does apply both ways. Daniel Jinich is the man behind Pati.

Daniel is of part-Mexican descent, which means he understands the cuisine of his wife. Pati is also a cookbook author. She released her first book in 2013 using the same name as her cook show, Pati’s Mexican Table.

She also works in the Mexican Cultural Institute as its chef. Today, however, we will talk about the man behind the curtains. The one who has supported Pati in her journey.

Quick Bio

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So, who is Daniel Jinich? Well, according to most sources, he was born in the early 1970s. There is no exact birth date. It remains a mystery. Born in Mexico, he later moved to the United States. We also do not know the names of his parents or siblings.

The truth is, really little information is publicly known about Daniel. His life wasn’t in the spotlight until his association with Pati.

While not much is known about his early life and childhood, we know he became interested in a business career early on.

Since he was living in the United States at this point, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Daniel continued his studies and education at the Harvard Business School, where he got a Master’s degree in Business administration as well.

Pati’s husband began his business career working as an investment professional with Hicks, Muse, Tate &Furst, and then joined ACON Investments, LLC in 2000.

There, he rose to eventually become a General Partner in the company. He continued his rise on the corporate ladder, going to Managing Partner of the organization.

From there on, he expanded his business efforts. Daniel was voted as Chairman of the Board at Injured Workers Pharmacy, LLC, and he also serves as a director of BioMatrix Holdings, LLC.

Despite his business success, Daniel Jinich has kept his face away from the media. But once his wife got going, he started appearing more and more.

One thing is certain, he has always had a knack for business. After all, Daniel started his own business, Coin Acuacultura in 1993 and served as CEO of the company until 1996. Then, he partnered with business peers to form Acon Investments. Since its beginning in 1996, Acon Investments has managed over $5.5 billion worth of capital.

Daniel’s Famous Wife

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As we said before, Daniel came into the limelight because of his wife Pati Jinich. Born Patricia Jinich in March 1972, she is a Mexican chef, TV personality, educator, food writer, and cookbook author.

Her television series Pati’s Mexican table has won the James Beard Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award.

She is the resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington. There, she runs her Mexican Table live culinary program since 2007. Over the years, she has also appeared in other media, including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, The Chew, All Things Considered, the Splendid Table, and more.

Born in Mexico City, Pati first began researching and cooking Mexican cuisine out of homesickness for her native town.

At the time, she was living in Dallas, Texas, with her husband. Soon, she began teaching Mexican cooking to friends and neighbors.

During this period, Pati was writing her bachelor’s thesis, and she offered to help KEPA, the Dallas public TV station, with a documentary on the Mexican Revolution. But they needed help with another project, called New Tastes from Texas with chef Stephan Pyles.

Pati became a production assistant for that show, and two years later, she relocated to Washington with her husband Daniel Jinich and their first-born son. The Mexican chef continued her academic pursuit there, earning a Master’s degree from Georgetown. She started working at the Inter-American Dialogue but never stopped thinking about cooking.

The first season of her Pati’s Mexican Table aired in 2011, including an episode focusing on Sephardic and Lebanese influence on Mexican cooking.

Besides her show, she has released three cookbooks. The first one, Pati’s Mexican Table was released in March 2013, based on traditional Mexican home cooking. Many of the recipes here steer from her time growing up in Mexico City.

Her second book, titled Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens, was published in April 2016. In this one, she explores both traditional and new Mexican dishes and reinterpretations of old recipes.

Finally, her third book, Treasures of the Mexican Table was released in November 2021.

Married Life


Daniel has been the man behind the success of Patricia Jinich since the 1990s. The two got married in 1996. All these years, they have managed to keep their love’s flame burning and away from the public.

Yes, Pati often shares photos of her husband Daniel on social media accompanied by love messages.

For example, in December 2018, she posted a throwback photo on Instagram of herself and her husband at their wedding day reception. It commemorated their wedding anniversary.

Also, she tags her husband along to culinary events when she gets invited to. Usually, these events happen at the Mexican Culinary Institute.

Pati and her hubby have been blessed with a happy family. They have three sons, named Julian, Sami, and Alan.

You can see Pati is very fond of her sons. She has a unique way of calling their names. For example, she calls her son Julian Jinish Juju, and her son Sami Jinich Samito. She features them on her social media posts as well.

Daniel and his wife Pati Jinich live with their three sons in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Pati on Social Media


As we said before, Pati is active on social media, mostly on Instagram. You can find her under the profile name @patijinich. Now, she doesn’t have a big fan base, but she does have more than 110k followers.

Like any other celebrity, she keeps her followers engaged through posts of her work, but also with her husband and kids.

Net Worth

Pati’s husband Daniel Jinich is a successful businessman. She is a successful businesswoman. Both have succeeded in their careers, so you can expect them to live a decent life.

In that spirit, Daniel Jinich’s net worth is between $3 and $5 million. He is the managing and founding partner of Acon Investments, a company that has had capital of more than $5.5 billion over the years.

Pati is also doing well. According to most sources, her net worth is between $1 and $5 million. Remember, Pati has a successful TV show but has also released three cookbooks. Her show is hosted on WETA TV. She doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Recently, she also started a YouTube channel where she shares recipes as well. And we know YouTube pays for quality content creators.

So, there you have it. Two successful people, both millionaires, living their best life together. And their love flourishes.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.