Lidia Bastianich, her full name being Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich is an extremely famous American celebrity chef. Lidia Bastianich was born on twenty first February, 1947. Along with being a celebrity chef, Lidia is also a restaurateur, author and also a television host. She is originally from Pula, Croatia, FOR Yugoslavia. She specifically engages herself with the Italian genre of cooking in her culinary career and is associated with numerous famous television shows and programs. Shows like “ Lidia’s Italy in America”, “ Lidia’s Italy”, “ Lidia celebrates America”, “ Lidia’s family table” and “ Lidia’s Italian-American kitchen” are few of the many great shows that she associates herself with.
|Full Name||Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich|
|Birth Date||February 21, 1947|
|Height||5.4 feet/1.66 m|
|Parents||Vittorio Matticchio and Erminia Matticchio|
|Net Worth||$3.75 million|
|Source of Income||Chef|
|Annual Salary||$400 thousand|
|Children||Joe Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali|
|Husband||Felice Bastianich (m. 1966–1997)|
Specialized in Italian and Italian- American cuisine, Bastianich is currently the owner of six restaurants namely –Esca, Del Posto, Becco, Felidia, Lidia’s Kansas city and Lidia’s Pittsburgh. In the united states, all the restaurants that she owns are in partnership with her son Joe Bastianich and daughter Tanya BestianichManuali. Lidia Bastianich was born to ErminiaMittocchio and Vittorio Mittocchio. She also has a brother named Franco Matticchio and at present is the proud grandmother of Miles and Olivia Bastianich and Lorenzo Manuali. Lidia Bastianich has a total net worth as of this year is $3.75 million US dollars. While other famous Chef like Duff Goldman and Mario Batali’s earning are big higher.
Standing tall at seventy years, Lidia has been nominated for innumerable awards and is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards in the culinary world. Awards such as the “ who’s who of the food and beverages of America” James beard award, “ women of the year/innovation category, women’s institute for centre for food and hotel management. She has been also honoured as “commendatore” of the republic of Italy. In the year 2000 she received the golden whisk award by women chefs and restaurants. She was the chef for papal celebration when pope Benedict XVI had come to visit the New York city. Lidia Bastianich is along with all of this also an active member who believes in participating in community services and she graciously arranges many such special events for several Foundation. She has also involved herself with many different non profit organizations that help celebrate and promote Italian culture and heritage.