- Fabio Viviani, Café Firenze + Firenze Osteria
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
Chef Fabio Viviani is Executive Chef and Owner of Café Firenze Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar in Moorpark, California, and Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar in Toluca Lake, California.
He has had an incredibly successful life in America. He made his first appearance on television in season five of the hit show, Top Chef and made it to the finals. But even better, he was voted “Fan Favorite” for season five from the voters.
Fabio’s first cookbook, Café Firenze Cookbook, Mangia e Bevi, penned with business partner and best pal since the age of 12 Jacopo Falleni, has been a huge hit with rave reviews. Café Firenze Cookbook was published by Brio Press, Minneapolis, MN. Fabio has just released 3 e-books, Did I Really Make Breakfast, Did I really Make Breakfast, Volume II and The Skinny Country, Healthy Recipes Sinful Flavors on Amazon.com. Both books made the #1 Bestseller list in several categories for several months.
Fabio is already working on his second book, a collaboration with his mother, tentatively titled, My Son is on Google: Recipes and Memories from an Italian Mom, co-written by his mother due out fall, 2012. The book is full of heartbreaking stories and humor that will make you fall off the chair.
Fabio has also hosted cooking demos, emceed ceremonies, and works privately for many events throughout the nation.