Executive Chef of "Firenze Osteria" in North Hollywood, CA; Contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef" Season 5; Star of upcoming TV series "Fabio: A Catered Affair" on Bravo
Fabio Viviani, Executive Chef of Café Firenze and Top Chef Season 5 Fan Favorite, was the stand-out chef on this past season’s Top Chef, Season 5, which was just nominated three times for the 2009 Emmys. Fabio will begin a new show of his own this fall to air before the end of 2009.
Fabio’s new cookbook, Café Firenze Cookbook, Mangia e Bevi, co-authored with business partner and best friend since the age of twelve, Jacopo Falleni, is scheduled for release on July 22 with a Hollywood style launch at his restaurant, Café Firenze in Moorpark, California.
Fabio began his culinary career at the early age of twelve. Always asking for a chance to cook, he was given the opportunity two years later at fourteen when one busy night the chef cut himself badly and Fabio had the chance to prove himself. He has never looked back.
Fabio attended Italy’s Instituto Professionale per I Servizi Alberghieri in Florence, focusing on advanced Tuscan and regional cooking as well as a wide variety of specialization courses. He spent months, sometimes working for free, at regional restaurants and abroad to learn the secrets of master chefs. Currently, Fabio is specializing in Molecular Cuisine, using cutting-edge technology to perfect his art. He describes his style of cooking as “Northern Italian Comfort-styled foods”.
Bringing his talent back to his hometown of Florence, Fabio co-owned and managed several high-volume Florentine restaurants. There Fabio won awards for his dry aged steaks at the Sagra Della Bistecca Awards in Cortona and his cheese and wine selections at the 2004 Enofood Awards.
Fabio has organized food events for fashion shows by Roberto Cavalli, Alessandrini, Gucci, and others and acts as a consultant to several Florentine restaurants in the promotion of Tuscan fusion cuisine. Fabio has been personal chef for a number of Italian celebrities.
As owner and Executive Chef of Café Firenze in Moorpark, California, Chef Viviani brings his Tuscan dishes and Florentine flair to Southern California. His new book is out this month with another My Son is On Google, Recipes and Memories from an Italian Mom is due out spring, 2010.
Outside the kitchen, Fabio enjoys soccer, fishing, and organic gardening.
Chef Fabio Viviani On Eyewitness News This Morning!
Former Top Chef contestant turned celebrity chef Fabio Viviani stopped by Eyewitness News This Morning to cook up some of his classic dishes! Check it out! Meet Fabio! BJ's Wholesale Club - Store Grand Opening 3056 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14226 ...
TV Chef Fabio Viviani to greet fans at BJ's
Saturday, the hunky television chef from Florence will welcome fans at the BJ's Wholesale Club in Amherst. From 11 a.m. or thereabouts, he'll have brief chats with strangers from behind a table and sign copies of his new cookbook, available for sale ...
THE Dish: Chef Fabio Viviani's fried veal cutlets
(CBS News) Chef Fabio Viviani was once best known as winning "fan favorite" on season five of Bravo's "Top Chef Series but he's come a long way since his reality television appearance. He has become an award-winning restaurant owner, cookbook author, ...
Top Chefs judge each other's recipes
Some of the most fun that fans of Bravo's Top Chef have had in recent years is watching star chefs — and buddies — Richard Blais and Fabio Viviani banter over recipes and rib each other about their techniques. Both chefs have recently published new ...
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