Celebrity chef and Italian cuisine specialist Giada De Laurentiis has become one of the most recognizable stars of the Food Network. Known as the beautiful host of “Everyday Italian,” Giada De Laurentiis has forged an identity as a top Food Network personality and now an entrepreneur of her own brand. The celebrity chef host and judge of “The Next Food Network Star” has created her own line of kitchen utensils and accessories for Target.
Giada began as a chef for Wolfgang Puck’s Los Angeles restaurant, Spago, before she ventured into a career as a food stylist. After seeing her work in top lifestyle and cooking magazines, Food Network reached out to her and offered her a cooking program. “Everyday Italian” went on the Food Network in 2003 and has been a top cooking program ever since.
The famous Italian chef is the author of five top-selling cookbooks and has worked with some of the most famous celebrity chefs in the business. Her most recent book, “Giada at Home: Family Recipes fromItaly and California” is a look into her colorful past living growing up in Italy and coming to Southern California at a young age. Her food takes a similar approach, bringing in Italian ingredients and aesthetic with an American twist making it easy for chefs of all levels to follow her famous recipes.
Giada De Laurentiis is also a savvy businesswoman, turning her name into a household feature through her Target line of home goods as well as GDL catering company. The outgoing spokesperson has had a strong PR campaign and participates in live shows and speaking engagements around the country promoting her books and entertaining audiences with live cooking demonstrations.
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