WOW! What's cooking? – WHO's cooking? It's an all-star list of America's best chef's, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Chiarello, Fabio Viviandi, Richard Blais, Ming Tsai, Andrew Zimmern, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Graham Elliot and Jacques and Hasty Torres, and these are just the chefs who are performing at the *Jenn-Air® demonstration kitchen.
Executive Chef Michael Chiarello
Michael Chiarello is the award-winning chef/owner of critically-acclaimed restaurant, Bottega Napa Valley. From his earliest childhood experiences with his Italian family of butchers, cheese makers and ranchers, Chiarello dreamed of becoming a chef. Decades later, he has realized his dream, and much more. Chiarello attended the CIA at Hyde Park and was named “Chef of the Year” by Food & Wine Magazine just three years after graduation. By combining his Southern Italian roots with the distinctive hallmarks of Napa Valley living, he has become a celebrated chef, highly-rated vintner, culinary & lifestyle trends pioneer, noted author, and Emmy Award-winning television host. His show Easy Entertaining first premiered on Food Network in 2003 and continues to air daily on Cooking Channel.
Chef Fabio Viviani is Executive Chef and Owner of Café Firenze Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar in Moorpark, California, and Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar in Toluca Lake, California. He has had an incredibly successful life in America. He made his first appearance on television in season five of the hit show, Top Chef and made it to the finals. But even better, he was voted “Fan Favorite” for season five from the voters. Fabio’s first cookbook, Café Firenze Cookbook, Mangia e Bevi, penned with business partner and best pal since the age of 12 Jacopo Falleni, has been a huge hit with rave reviews.
Executive Chef Richard Blais
Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Richard Blais has played an influential role in hospitality for the last 15 years. His cooking is known for its innovative and personal take on classical cuisine, incorporating global ingredients, modern cooking methods, and a sense of humor. While using modern techniques in his cooking, Blais believes they should only complement good food. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Richard has trained at French Laundry, Daniel, and el Bulli. Blais currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated some of Atlanta’s most popular eateries including multiple outposts of Flip Burger Boutique and the recently launched HD-1.
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