Mario Batali


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Birth Name: Mario Batali
Born: 09/19/1960
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA

Mario Francis Batali was born on Sept. 9, 1960 in Seattle, WA. A third-generation Italian-American, he grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but relocated to Spain after his father, a former Boeing engineer, was transferred to Europe. Cooking was always a major part of his heritage; growing up, his mother requested her children prepare one meal a week. His parents were supportive of his passion for cooking, but when it came time to choosing a college major, Batali eschewed culinary school in favor of a traditional college. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, studying economics and then Spanish theater. After graduating in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in theater, Batali traveled... Continue Bio >>


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