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 both the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit Magazine. In 2008, he was awarded the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurateur Award. When Joe is not whipping up new business deals, or working the dining room at one of his many restaurants, he can be found at his home in New York City, playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their three children.

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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…

Jennifer Thomas

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