Gina Neely is a famous American restaurateur known for her work on the Food Network. She came to the limelight after she hosted the Food Network television program Road Tasted with the Neelys with her former husband, Pat Neely. The duo has co-written Down Home with the Neelys: Southern Family Cookbook. They are the owners of Neely’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee.

Gina Neely was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up with her sibling sister, Ronald Pleas. In the late 1980s, she attended high school with her future husband, Pat Neely.

She started her career as a restaurateur with her former husband, Pat Neely, in Neely’s Bar-B-Que. The couple was featured in Paula Deen’s sons Bobby and Jamie Deen’s show Road Tasted. The brothers were impressed with their cuisine and requested their mother, Paula, to visit the restaurant.

During the summer of 2006, Paula ate at the restaurant, and she, too, was impressed. Hence, Paula invited the pair to Paul’s Party in January 2007. Soon, the couple took over the Road Tasted show from the Deen brothers and named it Road Tasted with the Neelys. They started hosting the show in July 2008.
This dynamic duo also wrote Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook, which Paul Disbrowe co-wrote with the forward written by Paul Deen. Later, the book was released in May 2009 and published by Knopf, a New York publishing house.

Gina and her former husband Pat have amassed a massive brand in the Food Network and built a vast empire through the show Down Home with the Neely’s. She has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $2 million.