Italian-born chef known for his popular Chef Boyardee products. He marketed his food as "Chef Boy-Ar-Dee" so English-speaking consumers could easily pronounce his name.
He was born in Italy and arrived at Ellis Island when he was sixteen years old.
He appeared in numerous print advertisements during the 1960s.
He had a child with his wife, Helen J. Boiardi.
He was criticized in the animated film Ratatouille, which featured the voice of Patton Oswalt.