Host/Chef, DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Resident chef and host of “G Word” on DISCOVERY’s PLANET GREEN network. Explore
exotic foods in the field before battling an established chef at a 30-minute kitchen competition.
Host, reporter, improviser and all iron chef! Premiered in late 2008!
Host & Producer, ORGANIC A to Z
Host, creator, writer and producer of this 26-part online cooking show and podcast!
Professional chef, pastry chef, wine maker, food and wine educator.
Food, cooking, gardening, home renovations, travel, film, world history and culture.
Lived in Japan for three years. Conversationally proficient in Japanese and Spanish.
Dual citizenship with Australia and USA.
Marcel Cocit’s mission in his life as a private chef is to impassion and delight all of his clients with his own personal style and artistry of food presentation. Marcel is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School with a Certificate in Culinary Arts: Intensive program featuring culinary arts; including standard kitchen skills, fundamentals based on classical French techniques, international and regional American food skills and basic baking/pastry. Originally from Queens, Marcel’s career began in New York where he worked for many years as an exclusive chef in various New York private homes. Marcel’s believes and teaches that most importantly people eat with their eyes first. He is most content when in the kitchen, being involved with food is his most rewarding experience, from start to finish, shopping, chopping, from preparation to the very first bite. After moving to California and working for various celebrities and high end clientele, Marcel has expanded his business and now not only brings his very personal, exciting and unique flavors to cooking for intimate dinners, parties and exclusive events. --He now teaches private cooking classes which he spices up with fun, simplicity and most of all – passion. Marcel is also fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. References: Benjamin Bratt Brad Pitt Brooke Burke and David Charvet Bryan Lourd – Creative Artist Agency George Clooney Jennifer Aniston Jim Gray Sports - Announcer Larry King Lisa Marie Presley Nicolas Cage Sharon Stone Susanne Somers Tobey McGuire
Fabio is the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Firenze Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar, one of the most recognized restaurants in Ventura County. Born and raised in Florence, Italy, he has traveled across Europe and is trained in classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. He incorporates Italian, French and Spanish influences in his dishes and believes that cooking is a craft. He is currently working on opening the Firenze4Kids Foundation, which will emphasize the promotion of health and wellness for kids through good nutrition and will also launch kidshealthcafe.com, the largest informative resource library available online, designed to enhance a healthy and safe lifestyle for children. Additionally, Fabio also works as William Shatner's private chef.
Growing up in a very Italian Chicago family, food was often the focus of Ralph Pallarino’s family gatherings. While the other kids were out playing, Ralph was busy inside making homemade pastas, oversized ravioli, and preparing fried eel!
With dreams of owning a restaurant, Ralph Pallarino attended business school where he often entertained friends with elaborate and creative dinner parties. In 1999, after cooking for a friend’s birthday party, another friend approached him with the idea to open a no-fuss Italian BYOB joint with Ralph as the chef. With no professional experience, Ralph's dream restaurant, Bella Luna, was born, offering fresh and uncomplicated seafood dishes to enthusiastic diners in Conshohocken, PA, right outside of Philadelphia.
Following in the footsteps of Bella Luna's success, Ralph and his partners opened Stella Blu, also in Conshohocken, a more upscale seafood restaurant that focuses on fine Italian fare but incorporates other cultural influences as well. Ralph enjoys challenging himself and educating the public by using obscure ingredients in his nightly specials.
Frankie Von, he's Loud, he's in your face. Host of online smash hit 3 Minute Cooking with Frankie Von. Frankie has been cooking for years and has a very fun style and attitude about it. "If it can be done it can be done in 3 minutes"