With 15 restaurants, eight cookbooks, and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is arguably one of the most respected chefs working in America today. He started the Mario Batali Foundation in May of 2008.
With 15 restaurants, eight cookbooks, and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is arguably one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today. This, combined with his larger-than-life personality, is the reason that he has received accolades like GQ magazine’s Man of the Year and the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef.
Mario and his business partner Joe Bastianich own 15 restaurants across the country including their flagship New York City restaurant Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca and the four-star Del Posto Ristorante, as well as two restaurants in Los Angeles and three in Las Vegas. His latest venture is Eataly, a 50,000-square-foot Italian marketplace in New York City’s Flatiron district.
Mario is also the author of eight cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (Ecco 2005) and the New York Times bestseller Mario Batali Italian Grill (Ecco 2007). Mario’s newest New York Times bestseller, Spain … A Culinary Road Trip (Ecco 2008) is the companion book to his prime-time PBS series Spain … On The Road Again. His upcoming and highly anticipated cookbook Molto Gusto (Ecco 2010) hit shelves last April. And most recently, Mario helped create and launch his first ever app for iPhone and iPod touch, titled MarioCooks!
Mario started the Mario Batali Foundation in May of 2008. The mission of the Mario Batali Foundation is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children. To learn more Mario’s mission, visit www.mariobatalifoundation.org.
Mario splits his time between New York City’s Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons. For more information on Mario and his many projects visit www.mariobatali.com.