Michael Chiarello, Mentor/Executive Producer
Michael Chiarello is an award-winning chef, Emmy®-winning television host, restaurateur, vintner, noted author and an expert in the field of culinary retail. He owns Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley and Coqueta, a new Spanish restaurant on San Francisco's waterfront, and also created the lifestyle brand NapaStyle. This spring, Chiarello released his eighth cookbook, Live Fire. Chiarello has been honored by by Food & Wine magazine, the Culinary Institute of America and the International Fancy Food Show. Chef Chiarello’s Emmy Award®-winning Food Network show "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello," began in 2003 and still airs daily. He has appeared on "Iron Chef America," "Top Chef Masters," "Top Chef" and "The Next Iron Chef," and is a frequent guest of show such at "The TODAY Show," "Access Hollywood" and "CBS Early Morning."