Michael Chiarello (born January 26, 1962) is an American celebrity chef specializing in Italian-influenced California cuisine. He hosts the cooking show, Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, on the Food Network and hosts NapaStyle on the Fine Living Network. Chiarello owns a winery, Chiarello Family Vineyards, Bottega Ristorante and NapaStyle, a purveyor of food, cookware, and furniture in Yountville, and was a competitor on the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, where he placed as the second runner up. In spring 2013, Michael opened Coqueta, a tapas restaurant on San Francisco's waterfront.
As a young boy, Michael Chiarello set his sights on becoming a chef – and he made it big time. A prolific cookbook author and an Emmy winning TV host, Esquire Magazine named him 2013’s Chef of the Year. Chiarello joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share his ultimate dish.
Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo is the first of its kind destination cycling event where world-class culinary leaders share the stage with world-class cyclists and celebrities who all will be part of the peloton. The award-winning chef explains what it's all about.