Chef Christopher Covelli is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City where he was trained by world-renowned chefs including Andre Soltner, Jacques Pepin and Alain Saihac. His background, training and living experiences have enabled him to speak five languages and specialize in Classic French, Italian and Spanish cuisine as well as American Haute Cuisine.
Chef Covelli's cooking expertise has earned him invitations as guest chef for four James Beard Foundation Dinners. He has received many prestigious culinary awards including five Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.
Currently, Chef Covelli is the Senior Chef Instructor at Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Lucca, Italy. He is also the Resident Executive Chef and General Manager of the Viking Culinary Center in Lakewood Ranch, FL, and serves on the Board of Directors for Florida Wine Fest. He is the former owner and chef of L'Uva Restaurant on Cape Cod, MA.
Chef Covelli has demonstrated products on the Home Shopping Network (HSN). He has been featured in numerous publications and periodically writes a cooking article for Living on the Suncoast magazine. He serves as Research and Development Chef for Naturally Gourmet Products.
Chef Covelli has participated in a number of television shows around the country, including Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.