With a career spanning over 30 years, Michael Chiarello is one of the country's most beloved chefs. In addition to his culinary accolades Chiarello is an accomplished winemaker, notable author, seasoned television host and creator of one of Napa's leading lifestyle brands.
The chef and owner of critically acclaimed Napa Valley restaurant Bottega, his signature Mediterranean cooking style is inspired by his Southern Italian roots and the unparalleled region he calls home.
He is the author of six cookbooks (lauded by IACP and the James Beard Foundation), and serves as the tastemaker behind the NapaStyle retail line of artisanal foods, kitchenware and home décor.
The Emmy Award-winning show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello premiered on Food Network in 2003 and now airs daily on Cooking Channel. Michael has also appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, and will compete on Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef in fall 2011.
His Consorzio Flavored Oils earned the "Best Product Line Award" at the International Fancy Food Show, and he brings his passion for sustainability to Chiarello Family Vineyards which features high-scoring small-production wines.
Influenced by his Italian family of butchers, cheese makers and ranchers, Michael graduated from CIA and was named Food & Wine Chef of the Year just three years after graduation.
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