American chef known for his French and Italian cooking. He's opened and worked at restaurants like A Voce and The Dutch.
He started cooking when he was 14 at a local Italian restaurant. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America.
He spent time cooking in Italy, learning about wine, cheese, and pasta. He's also lived in England and France.
He married his wife Gwen in 2009. They've written multiple books together.
At one time in his career, he cooke for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo on weekends.