American chef, writer, restaurateur and TV personality who founded the Mario Batali Foundation.
He first attended Rutgers University, studying Spanish language, Theater, and Economics and went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu, but left after deciding the pace was too slow, deciding professional experience was more important.
The NPC character named Bario Matalli in the MMORPG game World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is based on him.
He moved with his family to Spain in 1975.
He had an appearance in Wes Anderson's animated film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox.