Joe Bastianich is an Italian-American restaurateur, winemaker, vineyard owner, author, showman, television personality and musician. He, alongside his mother, owns 30 restaurants in four countries.
Some notable restaurants amongst them are Babbo and Del Pasto in New York, Osteria Mozza in Singapore, Carnevino and Pizzeria Eateries in Las Angeles and many more.
Joe Bastianich net worth is $15 million USD. Following article talks about the life and works of this world famous restaurateur and chef.
Biography and Background
His full name is Joseph Bastianich.
He is simply known as Joe to his closed and near ones.
He is an Italian-American. He was born in Queens, New York.
His birthday is on September 17, 1968 and currently 51 years old.
Joe’s main profession is restaurateur and chef. But apart from this he has been part of multiple professions throughout his life. He is an author, television personality and a musician too.
His Zodiac sign is Virgo.
Joe grew up in a middle-class Italian immigrant family. He liked cooking from a young age and since both of his parents were restaurant owners his access and learning in the kitchen was very much easy.
After he graduated from high school, he joined Boston College. He studied Finance there. After completing studies, he worked on Wall Street for a year.
Joe then went on a visit to Italy and became attracted with the native culture, cuisine, and wine. He made up his mind to become a restaurateur and soon ended up opening his own restaurant.
His father’s name is Felice Bastianich. He and his wife both were Italian immigrants and moved to the United States after the second world war. The start of his life he worked as a waiter in New York’s restaurants before becoming a restaurant owner himself.
Joe’s mother’s name is Linda Bastianich. Just like her husband she also started working as a waitress before becoming one of the most recognizable face in the culinary industry and owning multiple restaurants all around the globe with his famous son. She is a great cook and helped Joe to learn cooking in his early years.
He has a younger sister. Her name is Tanya Bastianich Manuali. She is a businesswomen and author.
Joe Bastianich is married. His wife’s name is Deanna Bastianich. The couple got married in 1995. They have three children together.
Joe and Deanna have three children together. Son’s Miles and Ethan Bastianich and daughter Olivia Bastianich.
Joe Bastianich first started his career in the Finance sector as a bond trader at Wall Street. But after working for one year there he lost interest in his job and wanted to follow the footsteps of his parents and join the family business in the food sector.
So his mother told him to move to Italy and learn more about Italian food and cuisine. So he did. And after spending two years working in Italian restaurants he moved back to New York to open his first restaurant “Becco”. He saved some money from his time working in Wall Street but it still wasn’t enough to open up the restaurant.
He needed 80 grand more. His grandmother helped him with the money and Becco started its operations in 1993. He started working day and night to make his restaurant popular. He preliminary served Italian food and wine there.
He then went on to collaborate with another Italian Mario Batali to open up a restaurant named “Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca”. This restaurant not only became popular amongst Italians but people in general all around.
It also received three stars from “The New York Times” becoming the first Italian restaurant in 40 years to earn this honor. Not only this it also received 1 Michelin Star.
After the duos success they opened more restaurants together such as “Casa Mono”, “Lupa”,’ “Esca”, “Del Posto”, “Eataly” etc. Del Posto is one of Joe’s most successful restaurants as it received a four-star review from New York Times.
Only five restaurants in New York City have received four star reviews from the newspaper. Their business spread in multiple cities in the US and also in Singapore and Hong Kong by opening multiple restaurants and markets in these places.
His biggest breakthrough in TV career came in 2010 when he appeared in the show “MasterChef America” as a judge. He also appeared as a judge in “MasterChef Junior”. As a judge he became instantly popular amongst the contestants and audience.
But he struggled between managing his time between his own restaurants and the show so he left in 2014. But he returned again in 2018 and since then making regular appearances as a judge in MasterChef and as a guest judge in MasterChef Junior.
He was also part of Italian version of the show as a judge. The show was called MasterChef Italia. He also made a single appearance in MasterChef Canada.
Apart from this he made multiple guest/small appearances in various shows like “The Dr. Oz Show”, “The Chew”, and “Steve Harvey” etc. He also appeared in “Top Gear” but the show got canceled after six episodes.
He also got success as an author. His autobiography “Restaurant Man” was released in 2012 and got immense success. It became a New York Times bestseller.
The book got into the bestsellers list within a week of its release. His other books on wines called “Vino Italiano” and “Grandi Vini” also became bestsellers. In 2020, he appeared as a judge on the show titled “Italia’s Got Talent”.
Joe Bastianich Net Worth
Joe Bastianich is a world famous chef and restaurateur. He has 30 restaurants all around the world. His restaurant has also achieved Michelin star. He has also appeared in multiple TV shows as a celebrity guest. All of this has helped him to earn him a net worth of $15 million USD.
Social Media Presence
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Joe Bastianich is a 51-year-old American-Italian chef, restaurateur, television personality and author. He was born into a family associated with the food industry and followed their footsteps to start his own culinary career.
He now has 30 restaurants all around the world and is granted as one of the best chefs of modern time.
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