CO, USA – December 19, 2012 – Culinary Hall of Fame, LLC announced
today that Chef Mario Batali has been inducted into the Culinary
Hall of Fame®.
About Mario Batali:
Mario Batali is an acclaimed
chef, restaurateur, award-winning author, and television personality. With
his business partner Joe Bastianich, Mario has created a successful
restaurant and culinary empire in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and
Raised in Seattle, Batali
studied the golden age of Spanish theater at Rutgers University. Soon
after graduating, he took his first bite of culinary training at Le Cordon
Bleu in London, but he withdrew almost immediately due to a "lack of
interest." An apprenticeship with London's legendary chef Marco
Pierre White and three years of intense culinary training in the Northern
Italian village of Borgo Capanne gave Mario the essential skills and
knowledge to return to his native U.S., eager to plant his orange-clogged
foot firmly on the behind of the checkered-tablecloth Italian restaurant
Among his many accolades,
Mario was named "Man of the Year" in the chef category by GQ
Magazine in 1999. In 2002, he won the James Beard Foundation's "Best
Chef: New York City" award, and in 2005 the James Beard Foundation
awarded Mario the designation of "Outstanding Chef of the Year."
Mario was also a recipient of the 2001 D'Artagnan Cervena "Who's Who
of Food & Beverage in America," a prestigious food industry
lifetime achievement award.
As of September 2011, Mario
stars in "The Chew," a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates
and explores life through food. The Chew airs weekdays at 1PM EST on ABC.
Mario has also hosted a number of television shows for The Food Network
including Ciao America, Molto Mario and Iron Chef America. In the fall of
2008, Mario starred in a PBS series alongside Mark Bittman, Gwyneth
Paltrow, and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols. Spain...On the Road Again
followed the foursome's adventures as they traveled and ate their way
through Spain. Mario is also a frequent guest on The Today Show, Good
Morning America, CBS Early Show, MARTHA and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
He recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Charlie Rose.
In 2008, Mario founded the
Mario Batali Foundation with the mission of feeding, protecting educating
and empowering children. To learn more about Mario's mission, visit www.mariobatalifoundation.org.
For more information: www.mariobatali.com/about_biography.cfm