FABIO VIVIANI has possessed a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. At age 11, Viviani worked nights at a local bakery (since he was too young to officially join the staff) and, during his teenage years, held several positions in the restaurant industry.
Perhaps best known for his television debut on Bravo’s hit reality series “Top Chef”—earning the “Fan Favorite” title—his on-screen appearances have propelled him to become one of the fastest growing household names in the country. In addition to competing in Bravo’s “Top Chef All Stars” and starring in the spinoff, “Life After Top Chef,” Viviani hosted the Telly and Webby award-winning web series “Chow Ciao!”
He has authored four successful cookbooks, including New York Times bestseller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen and 30-Minute Italian. His the Chef/Partner of eleven restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other cities throughout the U.S.