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With restaurants worldwide and a host of television shows, including ABC’s “The Chew,” Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working today. Mario is also the New York Times Bestselling author of ten cookbooks. In 2008, Mario started the Mario Batali Foundation with the mission of feeding, protecting, educating, and empowering children worldwide. To learn more about Mario and his many ventures, visit mariobatali.com.

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Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich is one of America’s preeminent restaurateurs and TV personalities; he is also an author, musician and triathlete. In 2005, Joe was recognized as an Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional by ...

Mario LaPosta

Mario LaPosta’s lifelong obsession with pizza started when he was a child watching the pizzaioli in his father’s hometown just north of Naples.  LaPosta began working in local pizzerias when he was ...

Abby Blake

A native of Washington, DC, Abby Blake has over ten years of experience working in hospitality and events in New York and Boston. Upon graduation from Trinity College in 2004, Abby worked on ...

Carl McCoy

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