- Source of Wealth: Business and TV
- Age: 58
- Birth Place: Red Bluff, California
- Marital Status: Married to Eileen
- Full Name: Michael Chiarello
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: January 26, 1962
- Ethnicity: Italian
- Occupation: Celebrity Chef
- Education: Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University
- Children: Aidan (Eileen), Felicia, Margoux and Giana (previous marriage)
Michael Chiarello is an American celebrity chef who has an estimated net worth of $1.9 million. He was born to an Italian-American family on January 26, 1962 in Red Bluff, California. In 1982, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and studied hospitality management at Florida International University where he received his bachelors’ degree in 1984. After a year, he opened The Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida as well as Toby’s Bar and Grill. In the same year, he was honored as the Chef of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine.
As a chef, Chiarello specializes in Italian-influenced California cuisine. He is the host of the cooking show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello on the Food Network. He also hosts NapaStyle on the Fine Living Network. He owns a winery called Chiarello Family Vineyards, Bottega Ristorante in Napa Valley, and a purveyor of food, cookware and furniture called NapaStyle. He was a competitor during the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef where he ended as the second runner up.
Michael Chiarello had his first cooking show called Season by Season that debuted on PBS in 2001. He hosted two more series, Michael Chiarello’s Napa and Michael Chiarello’s Napa: Casual Cooking in the network for the next two years. He then moved to the Food Network where he hosted Easy Entertaining in 2003. He was also included as one of the contestants on Top Chef Masters where he won his preliminary round and advanced to the championship where he placed second to Rick Bayless.