Sunday, November 28, 2010

Meet the All Stars - Fabio Viviani

Fan Favorite Fabio not only charmed everyone but had the chops in the kitchen to back it up, making it all the way to the final four.

Fabio is the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA and Firenze Osteria in Toluca Lake, CA. Born and raised in Florence, Italy, his culinary career began at the age of 12 when he started working in a restaurant. Two years later, he was given the opportunity to prove himself as a cook when the chef cut himself badly and Fabio stepped in. He then attended culinary school and traveled across Europe, training in classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. He won awards for his dry aged steaks at the Sagra Della Bistecca Awards in Cortona and his cheese and wine selections at the 2004 Enofood Awards. In 2009, his first cookbook Café Firenze, Mangia e Bevi was released with rave reviews. His next book, a collaboration with his mother, My Son is on Google, Recipes & Memories from an Italian Mom is due out in Fall 2012.


Anonymous said...

Oh Fabio...what happened to you?? I really hope that's just a bad photo. He looks like Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

Vai Fabio, dagnene secche,
fagli assaggiare un po' di pappa ai' pomodoro e lampredotto....
mi sa che non l'apprezzerebbero
Max, Firenze

Samantha said...

Fabio! Not only do you cook delicious food...but YOU are the most delicious chef that Top Chef has ever had!! <3

Anonymous said...

I think he look great. Please I hope he can post his Gnocchi recipe.