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Chef Fabio Viviani

2017 Speaker

CHEF FABIO VIVIANI is a nationally recognized chef and restaurateur based in Chicago, IL. He is perhaps best known as a finalist on Bravo TV’s Top Chef® as well as for multiple appearances on various Food Network programs. Chef Viviani’s ability to simplify food is propelling him to become one of the fastest growing culinary names in America. He has possessed a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. Between his training in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at IPSSAR Saffi and working with culinary luminaries such as Simone Mugnaini and Alessandro Panzani, Viviani owned and operated five restaurants in Florence, a Farm House and two nightclubs by the time he was age 27. A well-respected business man in Italy, Viviani has also made his mark in the United States, as chef and owner of multiple restaurants in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, with national TV appearances, award-winning cookbooks, a cookware line and the Fabio Viviani Wine Collection. Fabio Viviani Wine Collection is a creative collaboration between friends, rooted in a common passion for good food and wine. Chef Viviani’s years as an admired chef and well-known wine aficionado has led him to expand his expertise into the wine arena. @fabioviviani