Marrio Rizzotti in his black chef's uniform.

Mario Rizzotti

Culinary Judge, Brand Ambassador, and Television Personality.

Meet Mario Rizzotti

Celebrity Chef Mario Rizzotti is a keynote speaker, acclaimed television personality, and Italian culinary expert.

He recently served as a judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America and was called to judge Iron Chefs like Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and more.

Book Mario for a celebrity chef appearance at your next food festival, wine festival, corporate event, or culinary competition.


Mario was born in Rome and grew up in the small town of Gaeta. He grew up following his mom in the kitchen and learned the most important ingredient in cooking was passion. In his 20’s he relocated to the United States and began working in a small restaurant on the north side of Chicago as a dishwasher and worked his way up to chef.

His passion for cooking real Italian cuisine was recognized by The Food Network. You’ve seen Mario alongside celebrity Chef Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey’s longtime former chef; Food Network TV star Ted Allen; TV Host/Producer David Rocco; Vogue Food Critic Jeffrey Steingarten; The Biggest Loser Host and NBC’s Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney; Martin Yan and many others.

Mario inspires to educate people in the United States about real Italian cuisine. He strives to teach others about the Italian way of cooking, how ingredients are selected and how to identify real Italian products. Book Celebrity Chef Mario Rizzotti to join him on his continued culinary adventure.

Key Audience Takeaways

Mario Rizzotti can provide a variety of services for your business:

  • Culinary Demos

Mario Rizzotti is a seasoned Television Personality and brings all of the fire and flare of Iron Chef America to your culinary demo.

  • Brand Ambassador

Renowned in the industry as the Italian taste-maker, Mario Rizzotti takes pride in endorsing brands that he whole-heartedly believes in. He has partnered with FABBRI, Barilla and other Italian cuisine companies to bring the Italian experience to the world.

  • Competition Judge

No one is more qualified to judge a culinary event than a celebrity chef, Mario Rizzotti. Having grilled the likes of Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, he knows how to entertain and never cracks under pressure.

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

Oct 24 - 25 2021

MASA Fall Business Meeting and Leadership Conference – Johnny Quinn

Oct 28 2021

NTTA Connect Conference – Johnny Quinn

Nov 18 2021

Robert Paylor – Edward Jones

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Media Kit

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