Michael Chiarello - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Michael Chiarello

Bottega Napa Valley - Yountville, CA

Michael Chiarello is an award-winning chef and owner of the critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in Napa Valley, Coqueta restaurant in San Francisco, ottimo marketplace Napa Valley, Platform 8 Napa Valley, Coqueta restaurant Napa Valley (in pre-construction) , three-time Emmy-winning Food Network host, highly rated vintner, noted author of five award-winning cookbooks plus his sixth award winning book Michael Chiarello’s Bottega cookbook (Chronicle Nov.), and owner/tastemaker of NapaStyle (recently sold) which showcased handcrafted and exclusive artisanal foods and home goods through its catalogue, website and retail stores. From his earliest childhood memories, Chiarello knew he wanted to be a chef. Some three decades later, he has accomplished his dream, and much more.

Chiarello incorporates his personal passion for seasonal, sustainable living into all that he does. From the growers that he supports as chef and owner of Bottega and his product designs for past NapaStyle and current ottimo, to his earth-friendly farming practices for his vineyards and the storylines for his Emmy-winning Food Network shows, Chiarello shares his unique perspective on what comprises good food and healthy living in an old-world lifestyle.

Since the beginning, Chiarello has made his mark by combining the traditions of his Southern Italian roots with the distinctive hallmarks of a contemporary Napa Valley lifestyle. At the core: showcasing seasonal, sustainable ingredients and products, and supporting the artisan purveyors who produce them.  At the heart: inspiring friends and family to gather around the table and create meaningful memories of their own – through every meal, every glass of wine, and every moment.