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Joe Bastianich

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Restaurateur, Vineyard Owner, Judge on "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Italy"

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 Joe Bastianich Biography

Restaurateur Joe Bastianich, along with partners Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, own thirty successful restaurants worldwide including Babbo and Del Posto in NYC and Carnevino in Las Vegas. In 2010, they expanded their famed LA eateries Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza to Singapore. Earlier that same year, the trio teamed up with Italian retail pioneer Oscar Farinetti to bring Eataly, the world’s largest artisanal food and wine market to New York, followed by the Chicago outpost in 2013.

Joe has co-authored two award winning books on Italian wine and in its first week of release in May of 2012, Joe’s highly anticipated memoir, Restaurant Man, became a New York Times Best Seller. A bold retelling of a life lived steeped in the ever-evolving New York City restaurant scene, Joe brazenly shares the adventures that took him from his family’s first “red sauce joint” in 1970’s Queens to the renowned culinary empire that is the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group of today. He has received numerous accolades for his groundbreaking work in the field. In 2008, the James Beard Foundation honored him once again by presenting him and Mario with the much revered Outstanding Restaurateur Award.

Joe is currently a judge on FOX's "MasterChef" and Sky’s "MasterChef Italia." In 2016, Joe signed on for Italy’s premiere season of the universally adored franchise "Top Gear," which aired on Sky in the spring of 2016.

When Joe is not working the dining room at one of his many restaurants or whipping up new business ventures, he can be found at his home in New York City, playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their three children, whom he counts as his greatest achievements to date.

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Restaurant Man

Restaurant Man

Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines

Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines

Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy

Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy

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  • Restaurant Man: The Culinary Adventures of an Entrepreneur

    For Joe Bastianich, the restaurant business is not just a way to make a living: it’s a way of life. His parents opened their first restaurant when Joe was 3 years old, and he grew up in the kitchen. He shares anecdotes from his early days, when he did everything from scour the produce and meat markets to wash dishes. He discusses the challenges of opening and successfully running a restaurant, maintaining a successful business partnership, the importance of carrying on his Italian-American heritage in his restaurants, and why it’s essential to do what you love.

  • In Vino Veritas: Italy's Finest Wines

    As the owner of three vineyards, restaurateur Joe Bastianich knows a bit about wine. After all, he has been curating wine lists since he opened his first restaurant at age 23. He speaks about the history of the business in Italy and America – differences by region, the abandonment of the vineyards after World War II, resurgence with a younger generation in the ‘90s. Joe introduces the audience to wines that are considered Italian classics and discusses wines that are not just pleasing to the palate but that transformed the industry. This man knows wine. He is the author of Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy (2005), and Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines (2010), and a regular wine contributor to the Today Show.

  • A Passion For Balance: One Man's Health Transformation

    In his late thirties, Joe Bastianich’s passion for food and wine, including legendary middle-of-the-night feasts with Mario Batali, was killing him. He was overweight, with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and sleep apnea. His doctors told him diabetes was around the corner. So Joe turned around. He started walking, then running – marathons! He lost 60 pounds. His secret? Good food and wine, in balance. Banish pasta? You’ve got to be kidding! Instead, Joe favors moderate portions of the delicious, artisanal foods that made him famous. He shies away from saturated fat, favoring plenty of vegetables, grains, and lean protein. He no longer eats late at night, and always has breakfast. Learn his secrets of his passion for balance, no dieting necessary.

  • Artisanal Hospitality: Thinking Globally Within Your Community

    Learn the secrets of delivering extraordinary food experiences to a hungry public from a master of the craft. Joe Bastianich knows how to bring it all together: the taste of the food, the story of its origins, the desire for healthfulness, the complex interplay between international allure and local homemade honesty. His restaurants and retail establishments integrate an Italian and European sensibility, whether the food is made on the premises or imported from Trieste. Joe shares his secrets to marketing good food and pleasing the customer – while also turning a profit. After all, as Joe says, “Quality without a margin is a hobby, not a business.”

  • May be combined and customized with paired wine/food tastings.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Joe Bastianich?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Bastianich for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Bastianich for your next private or corporate function.
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Joe Bastianich

4 out of 5

Restaurateur, Vineyard Owner, Judge on "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Italy"

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Joe Bastianich Biography

Restaurateur Joe Bastianich, along with partners Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, own thirty successful restaurants worldwide including Babbo and Del Posto in NYC and Carnevino in Las Vegas. In 2010, they expanded their famed LA eateries Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza to Singapore. Earlier that same year, the trio teamed up with Italian retail pioneer Oscar Farinetti to bring Eataly, the world’s largest artisanal food and wine market to New York, followed by the Chicago outpost in 2013.

Joe has co-authored two award winning books on Italian wine and in its first week of release in May of 2012, Joe’s highly anticipated memoir, Restaurant Man, became a New York Times Best Seller. A bold retelling of a life lived steeped in the ever-evolving New York City restaurant scene, Joe brazenly shares the adventures that took him from his family’s first “red sauce joint” in 1970’s Queens to the renowned culinary empire that is the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group of today. He has received numerous accolades for his groundbreaking work in the field. In 2008, the James Beard Foundation honored him once again by presenting him and Mario with the much revered Outstanding Restaurateur Award.

Joe is currently a judge on FOX's "MasterChef" and Sky’s "MasterChef Italia." In 2016, Joe signed on for Italy’s premiere season of the universally adored franchise "Top Gear," which aired on Sky in the spring of 2016.

When Joe is not working the dining room at one of his many restaurants or whipping up new business ventures, he can be found at his home in New York City, playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their three children, whom he counts as his greatest achievements to date.

Joe Bastianich Videos

  • Meet Joe Bastianich | Restaurant Startup - YouTube

Joe Bastianich Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich Speaking Topics

  • Restaurant Man: The Culinary Adventures of an Entrepreneur

    For Joe Bastianich, the restaurant business is not just a way to make a living: it’s a way of life. His parents opened their first restaurant when Joe was 3 years old, and he grew up in the kitchen. He shares anecdotes from his early days, when he did everything from scour the produce and meat markets to wash dishes. He discusses the challenges of opening and successfully running a restaurant, maintaining a successful business partnership, the importance of carrying on his Italian-American heritage in his restaurants, and why it’s essential to do what you love.

  • In Vino Veritas: Italy's Finest Wines

    As the owner of three vineyards, restaurateur Joe Bastianich knows a bit about wine. After all, he has been curating wine lists since he opened his first restaurant at age 23. He speaks about the history of the business in Italy and America – differences by region, the abandonment of the vineyards after World War II, resurgence with a younger generation in the ‘90s. Joe introduces the audience to wines that are considered Italian classics and discusses wines that are not just pleasing to the palate but that transformed the industry. This man knows wine. He is the author of Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy (2005), and Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines (2010), and a regular wine contributor to the Today Show.

  • A Passion For Balance: One Man's Health Transformation

    In his late thirties, Joe Bastianich’s passion for food and wine, including legendary middle-of-the-night feasts with Mario Batali, was killing him. He was overweight, with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and sleep apnea. His doctors told him diabetes was around the corner. So Joe turned around. He started walking, then running – marathons! He lost 60 pounds. His secret? Good food and wine, in balance. Banish pasta? You’ve got to be kidding! Instead, Joe favors moderate portions of the delicious, artisanal foods that made him famous. He shies away from saturated fat, favoring plenty of vegetables, grains, and lean protein. He no longer eats late at night, and always has breakfast. Learn his secrets of his passion for balance, no dieting necessary.

  • Artisanal Hospitality: Thinking Globally Within Your Community

    Learn the secrets of delivering extraordinary food experiences to a hungry public from a master of the craft. Joe Bastianich knows how to bring it all together: the taste of the food, the story of its origins, the desire for healthfulness, the complex interplay between international allure and local homemade honesty. His restaurants and retail establishments integrate an Italian and European sensibility, whether the food is made on the premises or imported from Trieste. Joe shares his secrets to marketing good food and pleasing the customer – while also turning a profit. After all, as Joe says, “Quality without a margin is a hobby, not a business.”

  • May be combined and customized with paired wine/food tastings.

FAQs on booking Joe Bastianich

  • How to book Joe Bastianich?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Bastianich for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Bastianich, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Bastianich or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joe Bastianich?

    Booking fees for Joe Bastianich, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Bastianich, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joe Bastianich?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Bastianich for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Bastianich for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Bastianich or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Bastianich or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joe Bastianich is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Bastianich for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Joe Bastianich generally travels from Greenwich, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Bayless, Gordon Ramsay, Ted Allen, Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Bastianich for an upcoming event.

Joe Bastianich Speaker Videos

  • Meet Joe Bastianich | Restaurant Startup - YouTube

Joe Bastianich Speaking Topics

  • Restaurant Man: The Culinary Adventures of an Entrepreneur

    For Joe Bastianich, the restaurant business is not just a way to make a living: it’s a way of life. His parents opened their first restaurant when Joe was 3 years old, and he grew up in the kitchen. He shares anecdotes from his early days, when he did everything from scour the produce and meat markets to wash dishes. He discusses the challenges of opening and successfully running a restaurant, maintaining a successful business partnership, the importance of carrying on his Italian-American heritage in his restaurants, and why it’s essential to do what you love.

  • In Vino Veritas: Italy's Finest Wines

    As the owner of three vineyards, restaurateur Joe Bastianich knows a bit about wine. After all, he has been curating wine lists since he opened his first restaurant at age 23. He speaks about the history of the business in Italy and America – differences by region, the abandonment of the vineyards after World War II, resurgence with a younger generation in the ‘90s. Joe introduces the audience to wines that are considered Italian classics and discusses wines that are not just pleasing to the palate but that transformed the industry. This man knows wine. He is the author of Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy (2005), and Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines (2010), and a regular wine contributor to the Today Show.

  • A Passion For Balance: One Man's Health Transformation

    In his late thirties, Joe Bastianich’s passion for food and wine, including legendary middle-of-the-night feasts with Mario Batali, was killing him. He was overweight, with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and sleep apnea. His doctors told him diabetes was around the corner. So Joe turned around. He started walking, then running – marathons! He lost 60 pounds. His secret? Good food and wine, in balance. Banish pasta? You’ve got to be kidding! Instead, Joe favors moderate portions of the delicious, artisanal foods that made him famous. He shies away from saturated fat, favoring plenty of vegetables, grains, and lean protein. He no longer eats late at night, and always has breakfast. Learn his secrets of his passion for balance, no dieting necessary.

  • Artisanal Hospitality: Thinking Globally Within Your Community

    Learn the secrets of delivering extraordinary food experiences to a hungry public from a master of the craft. Joe Bastianich knows how to bring it all together: the taste of the food, the story of its origins, the desire for healthfulness, the complex interplay between international allure and local homemade honesty. His restaurants and retail establishments integrate an Italian and European sensibility, whether the food is made on the premises or imported from Trieste. Joe shares his secrets to marketing good food and pleasing the customer – while also turning a profit. After all, as Joe says, “Quality without a margin is a hobby, not a business.”

  • May be combined and customized with paired wine/food tastings.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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