Success doesn’t come easy. Starting at the age of 18, Fabio Viviani is now one of the world’s most talented chefs. He is also the multifaceted and courageous entrepreneur. His accomplishments are very inspiring. His acclaimed restaurant brands, cookbooks, cookware lines, winery, educational platform are the result of his hard work and persistence. Fabio now owns 15 restaurants in the United States and more to come.
Career and Progression:
By the time Viviani was 27, He had owned five restaurants in Florence, two-night clubs and a farm. He got trained in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at IPSSAR Saffi and worked with people like Saverio Carmagini and Alessandro Panzani. In 2005, Viviani opened Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, CA. In 2013, he opened Siena Tavern teaming up with the consulting group in Chicago.
Viviani started Mercato with branches in Chicago and San Diego. He has a seafood delivery service, wine collection, lines of cookware and culinary gadgets. He has expanded his business in different cities. The famous chef has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.
Viviani made his television debut on Bravo’s reality series ‘Top Chef’ where he earned the ‘Fan Favorite’ title. He appeared in ‘Top Chef: All- Stars. He also won a ‘Webby Award’ for best web personality/host for hosting Chow Ciao on Yahoo! His accomplishments are many. He has appeared on different national Television shows including ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘The Rachael Ray Show.' He also has three successful cookbooks including the New York Times Best Seller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen.
After the reality show ‘Top Chef.' Viviani’s life changed in different ways. Fabio Viviani and his wife separated shortly after the show. People predicted that the show was the reason to bring problem in his married life. But according to him, it wasn't the truth. In one of his interviews, he says that he loved his wife a lot, but they grew in opposite directions. Viviani was also going through a lot more things during the time, but she couldn’t deal with it. The divorce left him a single man in his league.
Fabio Viviani started dating Ashley Jung. His girlfriend was his closest friend and in February 2014, he got engaged to her. They were sharing a beautiful relationship since some time.
According to him, it took him a long time to find the perfect ring to surprise the special person in his life. He presented her a cushion- cut- seven- karat single solitaire diamond ring. It was a happy moment for both of them when he surprised her with the ring.
On 20th September 2015, Ashley gave birth to their first baby Gage Christian Viviani. The child brought in a lot of happiness in the family. The celebrity chef gushes a lot about his little one calling him a stunner.
Fabio Viviani was born on 10th October 1978 in Florence, Italy. He is of American nationality. His hair is black brown. The chef is a hunk with an amazing figure and moderate height.