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Nancy Silverton

Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

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With partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles.  Additionally, Silverton has found the world renowned La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant.  Throughout her celebrated career, Silverton has worked with some of the nation’s most notable chefs including Jimmy Brinkley at Michael’s Restaurant and Wolfgang Puck at Spago.  She has served as a mentor to numerous others who have gone on to become award-winning chefs and restaurant owners.

In 1990, Silverton was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs.”  In that same year, she was named “Pastry Chef of the Year” and “Who’s Who of Cooking” by the James Beard Foundation.  For the second year in a row, the Foundation has nominated her for the “Outstanding Chef” award.  Her cookbooks, Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery and Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery, were nominated for awards from Julia Child and the James Beard Foundation.

Outside of the kitchen, Silverton has been busy creating and innovation.  She has served as a member of the Macy’s (formerly Mashall Field’s) Culinary Council since 2003, and is also heavily involved in the Meals-On-Wheels programs in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.  Nancy Silverton has an amazing capacity for embracing the beauty of wonderful food, and will undoubtedly continue to present this in her cooking and life.

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