Mario Batali

Active - 2005 - Present  |   Born - Sep 19, 1960 in Seattle, Washington, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family, Culture & Society [nf], Leisure Arts [nf], Science & Technology [nf], Travel [nf]

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  • Double majored in Spanish Theater and Economics in college.
  • In 1989, quit his job as a chef at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel's La Marina restaurant in Santa Barbara, and moved to a village in Northern Italy to study traditional Italian cooking.
  • Opened his first restaurant, Po, in 1993 in New York City.
  • Established the Mario Batali Foundation in 2009, which organizes fundraising to help feed and educate children.
  • On the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit that provides meals to students in South Africa.