Joe Bastianich is a well-known television personality. He also owns restaurants, vineyards, he makes wine, and he is also an author. Joe was born in the United States of America as Joseph Bastianich on September 17, 1968, making him 51 years old. He grew up in Astoria, Queens, and his parents are Italian immigrants who moved to America from Pola. Joe attended the Fordham Preparatory School as well as the Boston College. Currently, he co-owns more than 30 restaurants in about four countries.
Joe Bastianich Career Details
Rather than starting in the food industry, Joe started out working in Wall Street because of his degree in finance. Most of us know Joe because he was a judge in Masterchef America, but he gave up on the series in 2014. Joe got tired of his job in bonds and took a long trip through Italy, which inspired him to open his first restaurant Becco in 1993 in collaboration with his mother Ledia. Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca is another Italian restaurant that he began in partnership with Mario Batali, and The New York Times awarded it with a 3-star. The restaurant also went ahead and earned a Michelin star in the future. Lupa, Esca, Casa Mono, Bar Jamon, Otto, Del Posto are the other restaurants that came out of this partnership. Eataly is an Italian gourmet marketplace started by the duo. He also has restaurants in Hong Kong and Singapore. One of his restaurants, Del Posto, received a 4-star from The New York Times in 2010.
Joe is a known author and his memoir ‘Restaurant Man’ released in 2012 became an instant hit while taking its place in the New York Times Bestseller list.
After a hiatus in Masterchef, Joe reappeared in MasterChef Junior Season 6 as a temporary judge in 2018. He has also been a full-time judge on MasterChef Season 9 which was hosted in 2018. Joe has also judged the contestants of MasterChef Italia for eight seasons. Recently, he got serious about pursuing his dream of making music, and ‘Aka Joe’ was his first album released in September 2019. He also started on a musical tour in January 2020 in Italy to launch the album “New York Stories”.
Joe has also co-produced Restaurant Startup, a show that comes on CNBC with Shine America, and he also starred in the show with Tim Love. Joe also has a cameo in the 2015 film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success. He is also going to star as a judge on Italia’s Got Talent as well as Family Food Fight Italia.
Joe has received the Outstanding Restaurateur Award given by the James Beard Foundation along with Mario Batali in 2008. In 2018 he was also given the America Award awarded by the Italy-USA Foundation.
Joe Bastianich Net Worth
The net worth of Joe can be anywhere around $20 million which he has earned from the restaurants, as well as for being a judge in so many reality cooking shows. He is extremely popular and has a good relationship with his business partners.
Joe Bastianich Wife
Joe is married to Deanna Bastianich, who is two years younger than him. They first met in 1992 through some friends, and the couple got married in 1995. The couple likes to have a private life, and they live well with their three children. Joe does tell that his wife has always been a great help when it comes to his career.
Joe Bastianich Parents
Joe was born to Felice and Lidia Bastianich, who were Italian immigrants from Pota. So, his love for Italian food has come from them. His parents owned a restaurant in Manhattan called Felidia, and Joe grew up doing shifts. He thought of settling up a career in finance. Still, he ended up returning to the area of food which gave him his popularity.
Joe Bastianich Kids
Joe and Deanna have three kids Olivia, Ethan, and Miles. Every one of them is off to college, and their parents have been married for more than 20 years. The couple loves their children, and they often post pictures of them on social media.
Joe Bastianich Body Measurements
Joe has a height of 185 cm, along with a weight of 80 KG. He also likes to keep his head shaved and has blue eyes. Nothing much is known about his other body measurements.
Joe Bastianich Cars And House
Joe owns a condo at 10 Madison Square West Pad, New York, which cost him more than $7 million. Nothing much is known about the cars that he owns.