Nick Stellino grew up in Palermo, on the island of Sicily, and came to the United States in 1975. In 1991, he decided to leave his lucrative career as a Wall Street stockbroker in order to follow his dream of becoming a chef. He started in his culinary career as a dishwasher. Over time, he apprenticed with the best chefs in America. Employing the energy, dedication and entrepreneurial vision that had taken him from Palermo to Wall Street, Nick began calling television production companies. His efforts culminated in the highly successful series Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends, Cucina Amore, Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen, and the PBS specials, Nick Stellino's Dinner Party and Nick Stellino: Food, Love & Family.
Nick's latest cookbook and its companion television series, Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends, which airs on public television.
Nick has published many cookbooks and has partnered with major publishing companies including Putnam and Doubleday. In 2006, Nick celebrated the launch of his seventh cookbook, titled Dine In!, which is the companion to his public television series, Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen.
Nick makes numerous appearances at popular food festivals around the United States, including Boston Cooks, Philadelphia's The Book and The Cook, Seattle's Festa Italiana and the Aspen Food & Wine Festival.
Nick Stellino has been a featured guest on numerous national shows.
Nick spends his time traveling in the United States and abroad, sharing his passion for food and life. "I believe that the family table is our last tribal meeting ground, where we all sit together and share our stories surrounded by great food, great wine, our family and friends. A family that eats together stays together!" Nick has been married for 25 years to his lovely wife, Nanci. Courtesy of NickStellino.com