• Courtney McBroom is a chef from Texas, who opened the restaurant “Large Marge” in Los Angeles in 2014
• She is in good relationship with her family, and was inspired to cook by her grandmother
• Courtney was in a relationship with Aziz Ansari from 2013 to 2015, and had a big influence on his views on feminism
• Her hobbies include cooking, listening to music, travelling, and her favorite movie is “Pretty Woman”
• Courtney's net worth is estimated to be over $1 million

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Date Of Birth1981
FactPastry chef/owner, "Momofuko Milk Bar" in New York City.

Courtney McBroom became famous through her affair with the Indian-American actor and comedian, Aziz Ansari. After their splitting in December 2015 Courtney went on working as a chef in her own restaurant. Let’s find out more about her current personal life, net worth, family and more.
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Early life, family

Relationships with family members

Courtney McBroom was born on 28 June 1980, in Texas USA, where she spent her childhood. Courtney is in good relationship with her mother, whose name is unavailable for the moment, and once shared a picture of an old painting she did at school describing her mother – she loved to go eating out with her and enjoyed shopping if she had an opportunity to do so. Courtney also mentioned that her mother’s favorite thing was to spend money, admitting that in fact ‘the apple didn’t fall far from the apple tree’, and that Courtney had the same passions as her mother. She is also in good relationship with her father, and used to write him letters when she was a child, especially when spending her time in summer camps, saying that she missed him, not to work too much and have good rest.  Courtney has a younger sibling whose name is Emily Kathryn McBroom, and regularly posts pictures with her, with words of love and appreciation, since she loved her dearly since they were kids.

First cooking experience

Courtney noted several times that it was her grandmother who developed Courtney’s passion for cooking, receiving her first cookbook from her grandmother when she was only seven years old; it’s called “Care Bears’ Party Cookbook”, and she still keeps it as an artifact. Courtney wrote her grandmother has always been her inspiration: ‘She happily ate the weird kitchen concoctions I made as a kid (ahem, black pepper hotdogs…orange mashed potatoes…the list goes on…) She taught me so much about cooking from the heart, with love, but without a recipe’. As for the moment, Courtney’s grandmother is almost 90 years old, but she still appears in Courtney’s Instagram stories in which they cook together.


Courtney matriculated from a local high school in Texas in 1998. Nothing is known about her further education, but most likely she graduated from a cooking college since she followed her childish dream to become a chef.


At the start of her career, Courtney worked in the position of Culinary Director of Momofuku Milky Bar. which is located in New York City to where Courtney moved after her graduation. Later she crossed the continent to settle in Los Angeles where she opened a restaurant in October 2014 called Large Marge, along with her partner Leslie Behrens. The place is famous for being an all-American food product company, which provides ‘delicious and intimate food experiences’. Courtney was intrigued and satisfied with the new experience, developing in the sphere of food entertaining; she managed to create a restaurant which offered various kinds of private dinners, events and celebrations.

She also dived deeper into food and cooking, consulting and writing. Courtney’s first creation was a cookbook for Momofuku Milk Bar, co-authored with Christina Tosi. As a food writer, she also wrote for GQ.com, Vice Munchies and Lucky Peach magazines. She has also been featured as an expert interviewee in the “Chef’s Table” TV show, in Christina Tosi’s episode. Courtney has also appeared in the pages of Food and Wine Magazine. As for now, Courtney still lives in Los Angeles, promoting her restaurant.

Personal life, ex-boyfriend Aziz Ansari

Who is Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari was born on 23 February 1983, in Columbia, South Carolina USA, and is a famous comedian, actor, writer, director and producer. As a real hard-worker, Aziz started his career in 2000 while he was still attending New York University. He began by performing in the genre of stand-up comedy, and was soon noticed by MTV producers. In 2007 he became the creator and the star of his own comedy show called “Human Giant”, which was aired on MTV for two seasons. Aziz also became famous for being the first Indian-American actor to won a Golden Globe award in the sphere of television.

Many people also know about Aziz for his role of Tom Haverford in the TV series called “Parks and Recreation” (2009–2015) which ran on NBC. Aziz is also the creator and the star of the TV series “Master of None” (2015–present) – directed by Netflix; Aziz has won numerous writing and acting awards for this series, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in the category Television Series Musical or Comedy”, and two Emmy awards.

The story of Courtney’s dating with Aziz Ansari

Courtney was in a relationship with Aziz Ansari – they met in Momofuku Milky Bar when Courtney was still working there, and Aziz came in to have dinner. Aziz was at once interested in Courtney, but as he said later, she was dating someone at the time, so he didn’t even try to attract her attention. They met once again in a year, and Courtney was already single. They started dating in 2013, and as Aziz lived in Los Angeles, Courtney moved to his place and they started living together. They were about to buy a new bigger house when they suddenly broke up. It is worth noting that their relationships cracked at the same time Aziz’s book “Modern Romance: An Investigation” was ready to be sold worldwide. The irony of the situation is that Aziz in fact wrote a guide to modern relationships, and explained how to save love in the 21st century. Eric Klinenberg, the American sociologist and a professor from New York University was the co-author of the book.

Aziz Ansari and Courtney Mcbroom

It is also known that Courtney influenced Aziz’s thoughts about feminism, and he admitted that he became a feminist because of her. He even devoted an episode of his series “Master of None” to problems modern feminism issues, called “Ladies and Gentleman”.

Courtney and Aziz broke up in December 2015. Nothing is known about Courtney’s current relationship status. She doesn’t have any kids yet, though she posts a lot of pictures showing her holding a baby or playing with one. According to those pictures and the comments Courtney leaves under them, she enjoys spending time with small kids.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Courtney still loves cooking, she does it even at night before going to sleep, making such dishes as chilli pasta or meatballs. It is worth saying that Courtney doesn’t eat offal, though she admitted she once tried calf brains and didn’t like it at all. She loves Asian cuisine, and once wrote that whenever she ordered any Asian food, the restaurant workers always put a lot of chopsticks (at least four pairs!) in the delivery bag. She enjoys simple fast food dishes as well, and is often a visitor to such cafes as Braums Ice Cream & Dairy Strs. She laughed that people might not even guess that one person could eat so many dumplings, but they couldn’t imagine her passion for this dish.

She also loves listening to music, enjoying various music genre. Her favorite movie is the romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” with Julia Robert and Richard Gere, and her favorite TV series is “Twin Peaks”. She loves travelling, and recently enjoyed a tour of the vineyards of Somerset, California where she had a chance to punch down grapes.

Social media presence

Though Courtney is not so popular on social media platforms as other food bloggers and chefs, she is very active in her social media profiles. She has an Instagram account which is followed by more than 3,000 people, and her Twitter account is read by almost 1,000. She also has a profile on Facebook, but hasn’t been very active on it so far.


Courtney has long blonde hair, but which is naturally brown – she sometimes wears bangs; her eyes are green. Courtney is 5ft 7ins (.70m) tall and weighs around 138lbs (63kgs), but her vital statistics are unavailable at the moment. As for clothing style, Courtney prefers casual clothes such as jeans, cotton dresses, T-shirts and shorts.

Net worth

Courtney’s current net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at more than $1 million. Since Courtney is not only the chef, but also the owner of her restaurant “Large Marge”, she is likely to earn well over $100,000 a year. It is worth saying that her ex-boyfriend Aziz Ansari has accumulated a the net worth of over $18 million via his several successful careers as an actor, a writer and a director.

General Info

Full NameChristina Tosi
Date Of Birth1981
ProfessionAuthor, Chef, Teacher
EducationUniversity of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, James Madison University


ParentsGreta Tosi-Miller


AwardsJames Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year, James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef
TV ShowsMasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mind of a Chef

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1Her restaurant, "Momofuko Milk Bar", is a part of David Chang's "Momofuko Restaurant Group".
2Pastry chef/owner, "Momofuko Milk Bar" in New York City.



Masterchef2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself
Larry King Now2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2017TV SeriesHerself
Today2015-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
MasterChef Junior2015TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur / Pastry Chef
Conan2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Taste2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Mentor
Unique Sweets2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Pastry Chef / Cookbook Author / Owner, Momofuku Milk Bar
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mind of a Chef2012TV Series documentaryHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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