About The Guest:
Chef Donatella Arpaia is an accomplished celebrity chef, dynamic restaurateur, television personality, author, entrepreneur, and a wife and mother of three. As the child of first-generation Italian immigrants, her summers were spent in Italy on her mother’s farm and in her father’s hometown of Naples, growing up in the kitchens of his restaurants. Donatella left her job as a corporate lawyer at age 26 to follow her true passion in the food world. A year later, she opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in New York City. Donatella has since opened up many other James Beard Award, Michelin Star, and 5-Star Diamond Award restaurants. Donatella is well known as the head judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef. She makes regular appearances on national television shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY Show, and many others. Donatella is the Brand Ambassador for Philips Kitchen Appliances North America. .
To read more about Donatella Arpaia go to: www.donatella.com
About The Host:
Tonia DeCosimo is the founder of P.O.W.E.R.- Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized and editor-in-chief of P.O.W.E.R. Magazine. She is also an author, columnist, entrepreneur, and women’s empowerment advocate. With 30 years in the publishing and advertising business, Tonia enjoys listening and learning from powerful women. She believes that their hard work and dedication deserves acknowledgement and recognition. One of Tonia’s passions is to inspire and empower women and help them become their best.