Mario Batali

Cast Member

The Haney Project Student

With nineteen restaurants, nine cookbooks and a host of television shows, including the ever-popular Iron Chef America, Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, own seventeen restaurants across the country including their flagship Manhattan enoteca, Babbo. In the summer of 2010, they opened Eataly, a 50,000 square foot marketplace in New York City. Eataly’s latest dining option, a beer-centric rooftop restaurant and brewery called Birreria, opened in June 2011. In the summer of 2011, Mario and Joe opened two new outposts of their tried and true eateries. In July, Tarry Lodge opened in Westport, Connecticut, continuing the pair’s suburban conquest. A few months later, they opened Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach, California.

Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005); New York Times Bestseller Mario Batali Italian Grill (ecco 2007); and Molto Gusto(ecco 2010). Mario’s newest book, Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours (ecco 2011). The spirit of community and family that inspires Molto Batali informs Mario other work, including the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children.

As of September 2011, Mario stars in a new daytime talk show called, “The Chew,” a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food.

Mario splits his time between New York City’s Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons.

Watch and learn why Mario Batali plays golf to refocus and recharge his batteries. 

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The Haney Project Students:
Adam Levine
Angie Everhart
Sugar Ray Leonard

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