Joe Bastianich is one of America’s preeminent restaurateurs and TV personalities; he is also an author, musician and triathlete. In 2005, Joe was recognized as an Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional by both the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit Magazine. In 2008, he was awarded the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurateur Award. When Joe is not whipping up new business deals, or working the dining room at one of his many restaurants, he can be found at his home in New York City, playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their three children.
George Verlezza began his restaurant career with Chili’s in East Haven, CT as a server and quickly learned that he had a passion for the restaurant industry. Moving from serving to the…