Tony Mantuano

Tony Mantuano
Multi-James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano has been a trailblazer of defining authentic Italian cuisine in the United States for over three decades. One of Chicago’s most decorated chefs, Mantuano has received a myriad of awards and accolades including the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef, Midwest. He has also dedicated his career at Spiaggia to mentoring and growing a class of powerhouse culinary talents, like Sarah Grueneberg, Missy Robbins e Joe Flamm, and in 2008 the President Barack Obama, celebrated his presidential election victory at Spiaggia. The same year the chef was also asked to cook for First Lady Michelle Obama at the famed Art Institute of Chicago and for the final state luncheon under the Obama administration.

In September 2012, Tony Mantuano was named part of the American Chef Corps and a 2012 State Chef by the U.S. Department of State and its new Culinary Diplomatic Partnership program. Mantuano has also appeared on popular television segments like “Nightline,” “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” "CBS This Morning," “The Dish,” “Martha” and the Hallmark Channel. He also served as a judge on Bravo’s beloved "Top Chef” series in 2009, and participated in season two of "Top Chef Masters. 
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