Michael Chiarello

Chef, TV Personality


Chef and owner of Bottega in Napa Valley, Michael Chiarello dons numerous hats in the culinary world. In addition to his Wine Country restaurant, Chiarello hosts Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on the Food Network. The Culinary Institute of America grad also dabbles in everything from olive oil (Consorzio Flavored Oils) to wine (Chiarello Family Vineyards). Drawing influence from his Southern Italian roots and his Napa Valley surroundings, Chiarello has a unique perspective on food and healthy living. He’s published nine cookbooks, including his latest, Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire: 125 Recipes for Cooking Outdoors, which came out in spring 2013. Chiarello’s new restaurant, Coqueta — a Spanish concept on San Francisco’s Pier 5 — opened in 2013 as well.