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Joe Bastianich

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Birthday
17, 1968
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Queens, NY

About

American restaurateur who served as a culinary judge on MasterChef (2010 - 2013) and MasterChef Italia. In 2013, he started work on MasterChef Junior.

Before Fame

He graduated from Boston College and began working for Merrill Lynch; however, he soon abandoned his Wall Street career to open Becco, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan's theater district.

Trivia

He owned vineyards and opened wineries in Italy and Argentina.

Family Life

He was born in Queens, New York to restaurateurs Felice and Lidia Bastianich. When he was thirteen years old, his parents opened a restaurant called Felidia on Manhattan's East Side. He married Deanna Bastianich in 1995, and he has two sons, Ethan and Miles, and a daughter, Olivia.

Associated With

He and his business partner, Chef Mario Batali, were sued in 2012 for depriving wait staff of tips.