Adriano Zumbo on Sugar Rush: All You Need to Know

July 31, 2020
3 min read

Netflix’s ‘Sugar Rush‘ is a delectable treat for anybody with a sweet tooth. Cakes and confections, the likes of which we have never seen before, are whipped up by enthusiastic and talented participants. There is a grand prize at stake, and the judges keep a careful watch on the competition’s progress. Pastry chef Adriano Zumbo brings a lot of expertise to the table, and for those who love cooking competitions, he must seem familiar too. Curious to know who Adriano Zumbo is, outside the show? We have got you covered with all the details.

Adriano Zumbo Career:

Zumbo has received adequate training before venturing into the pastry-making business. The 38-year-old learned in France, Italy, and Australia, before launching his career in Sydney. However, entering the market was not exactly rosy. Zumbo took his baby steps, providing brownies, tarts, banana bread, and muffins to cafes in Sydney. He also sold his products at the grower’s market. Eventually, he opened his shop called Balmain. Now, Zumbo owns numerous outlets.

He cemented his fame by appearing on ‘MasterChef Australia’ and soon grew even more popular, selling out the macaroons at his outlets. Zumbo has several nicknames for himself, but perhaps the best one to describe him is Australia’s answer to Willy Wonka. Apart from his ‘MasterChef’ stint, Adriano has his Netflix show, ‘Zumbo’s Just Desserts.’ He has also written his book, titled ‘Zumbo: Adriano Zumbo’s fantastical kitchen of other-worldly delights.’ Most recently, of course, he is involved in ‘Sugar Rush.’ Here’s Zumbo at work.

Adriano Zumbo Family:

Zumbo was born to Frank and Nancy. He hails from Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia. Adriano remains incredibly close to his mother, and you can see the post he has put up, saying that family always comes first.

Zumbo also has a sister, Rosalba, though Adriano prefers to keep his social media accounts focused on his work, rather than his personal life.

Adriano Zumbo Relationships:

Zumbo is not married, but he seems to be in a steady relationship. He is currently dating Ornella “Nelly” Riggio, the ‘My Kitchen Rules’ contestant. They met when she applied to work for him, and the couple made their relationship official in 2017. Zumbo had to defend their romance a year later when Nelly was accused of cheating on her ex with him. While Adriano is not a father yet, he has mentioned he’d like kids – two would be fine – according to him. As we said, Adrian’s social media profile is squarely focused on his work. However, Nelly has some lovely pictures of them, which you can see below.

Adriano Zumbo Net Worth:

Zumbo’s pastry empire might be facing some troubled times. Reports suggest that Zumbo’s business was placed in voluntary administration. Here, an insolvent company is put in the hands of a competent individual who assesses all options. As per the last reports, the outlets have been kept open. Despite the hardships, Adrian’s current net worth is estimated to be close to $5 million as of 2020. Undoubtedly, most of his wealth comes from the pastry empire and his numerous appearances on cooking competitions. We leave you with a picture of Zumbo promoting Netflix’s ‘Sugar Rush.’

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🧁🍭SUGAR RUSH AT HOME – MASSIVE GIVEAWAY! 🍭🧁  🤗 Enter to win a 30 minute Zoom session with the whole #SugarRush gang – me, @huntermarch and @candacenelson! Have you binged so many baking competition shows during quarantine that you feel like you could actually throw one? Be honest; do you often wonder in your daily life WWAD (What Would Adriano Do)?  Then it’s time to try a baking competition at home! Sugar Rush Season 3 is back for an Extra Sweet season, and to get you even more excited (because I just know you’re as PUMPED as we are), we’re hosting a #SugarRushAtHome giveaway! The winner will receive a Sugar Rush judging with me, Hunter March, and Adriano Zumbo!!  It’s the perfect activity for families weary of quarantine, or anyone looking to spice it up in the kitchen. So, let’s get baking! May the best man, or should I say, cupcake win! And PS: if you have no interest in baking but just want to eat cookies and chat, we’re good at that too. Here’s how to enter: 1. Follow @thesweetassassin @candacenelson & @huntermarch on Instagram. ❤️  2. Sign up for @candacenelson’s newsletter (link in her bio) for recipes and more contests. 🗞  3. Tag 2 friends who love #SugarRush in the comments below. 👋  4. Bonus entry: share this post to your IG story for an extra entry! 🤗One winner will win a 30 minute Zoom call with the Sugar Rush gang at a mutually agreed upon time (remember Zumbo is in Australia)! Giveaway ends on July 30 at 12pm PST. Open to entrants *WORLDWIDE.* Winner will be notified via email and must redeem prize by August 31, 2020. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age.

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