Michael Chiarello

Keynote Speaker: Chef, Vintner, TV Host & Sustainable Farmer

Michael Chiarello Biography

Michael Chiarello is an award-winning chef and owner of critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley and Coqueta in San Francisco. Named Esquire magazine's "Chef of the Year" for 2013, Chiarello made his mark by combining his Southern Italian roots with the distinctive hallmarks of Napa Valley living. From his earliest childhood experiences – created around his mother's California kitchen with his extended Italian family of butchers, cheesemakers, and ranchers – Michael Chiarello dreamed of becoming a chef one day. Decades later, he has realized his dream, and much more.

Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Michael began to shape his career into what he would become: an acclaimed chef, highly-rated vintner, culinary and lifestyle trends pioneer, noted author, and Emmy®-winning television host on Food Network and Cooking Channel. Throughout his achievements, he incorporates his passion for seasonal, sustainable living – and the artisan purveyors who make it possible – into his endeavors. His unique perspective on good food and healthy living, spiced with a dose of old-world charm, inspires friends and family to create meaningful memories around their tables. His passion for a food-centric life is shared with his fans, restaurant guests, television viewers, and Napa Valley visitors alike.

Michael was named Chef of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine in 1985, just three years after graduating from the CIA. He received the CIA's Chef of the Year Award in 1995, and was named CIA's 2011 Alumni of the Year. Michael's books have received awards and nominations from both IACP and James Beard Foundation. His most recent book, Live Fire, was released in April 2013, celebrating cooking and entertaining outdoors. In the mid-90's, his specialty food innovations earned his olive oil business, Consorzio Flavored Oils, the Best Product Line Award at the International Fancy Food Show. After turning his enthusiasm for sustainability to his own vineyards in 1999, he created Chiarello Family Vineyards, and his small-production wines are consistently high-scoring. And since 2000, Michael has been the tastemaker behind the NapaStyle retail line of artisanal foods, kitchenware, and home decor. After just three months of opening in 2013, Coqueta earned a glowing 3.5-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle and was named one of the country's Best New Restaurants by Esquire magazine.

Michael has been a national television host of his own shows for over a decade on PBS, Food Network, and Cooking Channel, and has appeared on the highest rated food competition shows on television as well. His Emmy®-winning show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, began in 2003 and still airs daily on the Cooking Channel. In 2009, he took second place as a finalist on Bravo's inaugural Top Chef Masters, and has appeared as a judge on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. Michael was also a competitor on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, which premiered in October 2011. A popular celebrity guest chef, Michael is a regular contributor to NBC's The Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Regis & Kelly, and the San Francisco Chronicle's "Inside Scoop Voices" column. In 2013, Michael appeared as judge and mentor on the Lifetime Series Supermarket Superstar. Michael lives among his Napa Valley vineyards with his wife and children.

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Michael Chiarello is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Chiarello for your event is $30,000 - $75,000. Michael Chiarello generally travels from St. Helena, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Chiarello for an upcoming event.

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Michael Chiarello Speaking Topics

  • Chef Michael Chiarello can speak on a variety of topics, including:

    • 25 years as a chef & restaurateur - has developed over 10 restaurants

    • Sustainable products / Farm-to-table

    • Experience as a vintner & eco-friendly vineyard farming practices

    • Working with family

    • Mentoring chefs and home-cooks

    • Favorite recipes, memories and experiences - lessons learned from experiences

    • Philanthropic work

    • Innovation with food

    • The food industry (then and now)

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