About Chef Stefano
FAMILY. FOOD. FUN. GREAT INGREDIENTS FOR A WONDERFUL LIFE, AND THE INGREDIENTS BY WHICH CHEF STEFANO TEDESCHI LIVES HIS LIFE.
STEFANO “Chef Stefano” TEDESCHI’s illustrious career combines an innate sense of gourmet food and robust spirits with his appreciation of fine entertainment and hometown fun. Throughout his career he has appeared in a variety of television and radio programs providing culinary lessons, food and restaurant reviews and a range of entertainment segments. Chef Stefano also has strong ties with many professional sports figures and other celebrities who have often joined him on-air. Chef Stefano began his culinary career as many fine Italian chefs have for centuries – his first lessons were from his father in the family-run pizza restaurant. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, but quickly returned to his culinary career after his tour of duty. During the 1990s, he determined the best method for becoming a professional chef was to learn from the masters and traveled to Italy to train beneath the finest chefs. After years of study, Chef Stefano was named the first American delegate of the L’Orde International des Disciples d’Auguste Escoffier of Nice, France. The Order was founded in the 20th century in honor of legendary French Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier and is dedicated to recognizing and promoting culinary excellence. During these years, Chef Stefano opened his first of numerous restaurants and also developed his own gourmet Italian line of food products for which he imports many elements directly from Italy.
“Pride and Passion. These two values have guided me from my first restaurant, to my time in the US Marines and today as I innovate new food and entertainment concepts to share with my friends and family near and far. My recipe for happiness; Equal parts Family, Food and Sports. Go Steelers.”