Fabio Viviani

Fabio Viviani reflects on his argument with Alex, the Church event planner.

on Oct 10, 20120

Hello #TeamFabio !! It is Week 2 of Life After Top Chef, and I will not slow down!! This week the chefs wanted to run the 5k for charity...yeah... Did I mention that I do not do this? I am a chef! NOT an athlete!! If I wanted to run for a living then I would be in the Olympics! But I am all for charity, so me and Jacopo decide to race the other chefs. We might not have won but we look the best doing it. Ha! Jacopo pulled me for 5K -- he’s a beast!

The Aspen Food & Wine festival is a great event... the festival is crawling with the who’s who of the chef world from celebrity chefs, bloggers, and TV personalities, so it is the perfect time to make connections and network. Jacopo and I are wanting to start a wine club soon and this was a great chance to meet people and open new doors for us! Jacopo Falleni is my business partner, but is also migliori amici... or brother from another mother in American; He is one of the best sommeliers in the universe! So I brought him to the wine festival so he can impart his knowledge on the wine world...

The charity event for the church was a headache and it didn’t have to be! I had worked with the Church before, but it was my first time working with Alex... So she didn’t know that me and the team handle EVERYTHING! But what we do not do is call every five minutes and update what we are doing RIGHT NOW! So  I stepped on the wrong woman's toes! I learned that you cannot tell a lady that she is freaking out... she does not know that I just want her to know I have it all under control. She thought I was attacking the way she was handling it. Leave it to a lady to choose the wrong of the two possible meanings I have, and a lady will never let you down. But isn’t that why we love them?!  It is OK -- the cooking class was still a huge success even though the event coordinator tried to make me look like a prima donna... WE ALL SAW THE TRUTH!

As the show continues, I notice my dedication to my career is pulling me in a million different directions... It is very stressful but I also love my #TeamFabio and try very hard to work social media to the maximum that I can RAISE THE BAR, so I must always be upping my game.

11 comments
MzOpps
MzOpps

Fabio is wonderful!  Alex a rude young woman! Gossip about Fabio to the women attending his cooking show, maybe she is insecure? If one is taking time to come to your church and donate his time, perhaps you could be a bit kinder. It makes her look so much like a child having a tantrum!    

Eliza_linglee
Eliza_linglee

Fabio bambino!  You are the greatest and I am enjoying watching how your life is so crazy busy…busy is good.  You are the most fun and most memorable of all the Chefs who have been on Top Chef.  I'm waiting to see when Bravo will give you your own show, you can carry your own show easily with so much happening in your life and people want to see it.  I can't wait to see your Mama arrive :) I saw the clips she looks like Sophia Loren…Bella Mama!  I also agree with what you said to Alex she definitely needed to chill out and she did not need to talk smack about you at the event itself, that is highly unprofessional.  You are a force to be reckoned with and you have a strong work ethic. I admire someone who wants to build the best life for themselves and works hard to attain it. Live hard, work hard and play hard!! Don't forget the play hard part bambino just ask your Mama she will agree :)

 

The best thing is……you make me smile and you inspire me to cook up a storm :)) I love it!!

taffi
taffi

Hey Handsome, Love this new show.........btw, do you really know Barry from Storage Wars ?

judy.ziebell.52
judy.ziebell.52

how can I watch Favio's new internet show, Chow, Chow?

Tori_66
Tori_66

I really love the show and they started out with a studded cast of chefs but you're my favorite!

BonnieCon
BonnieCon

I love this show too.  Fabio you are great.  Just slow down a bit and enjoy life.  Because no matter how much money you make, what does it matter if you don't enjoy the scenery.  And I agree about Alex.  I'm a lady but I certainly did not get why she went ballistic.  It looked to me like she was the prima donna in this case.  Especially when she was gossiping to some of the women about how you had apologized several times and apparently you didn't know who you had been dealing with (when you had not apologized because you had nothing for which to apologize, plus, you're very much loved by your audience and we won't even remember who she was after this one episode) .  Of course, she knew the camera was right there so guess who was playing to them?  Sounds like a prima donna to me! 

twix
twix

I enjoy watching you. Y ou always make me laugh.

shoelynn34
shoelynn34

Fabio, dude, really? C'mon man! I've been a fan of yours from the beginning, but in this case, yeah, we all saw the truth, and you were most definitely being a prima donna to the event planner. What we saw is that she dared to ask you for a time when you would be on site...that's her JOB dude! And then you were a bit of a woman-hater, assuming that she is "freaking out" because she's not happy that you won't give her a time. You were making her job HARDER than it had to be. You'd be bitching too if someone was messing with your kitchen. Why couldn't you just give her a time? As an event planner myself, what I saw was you acting all high and mighty and not being considerate by just answering a simple question. You WERE acting like a prima donna. No question. It's akin to taking another chef's knives and hiding them in the walk-in. Why do it? Don't be an a-hole in the kitchen, and don't be an a-hole as you continue to do more and more events - keep up the nobility of character I saw in you in so many episodes of Top Chef. Still love you - but don't let it all go to your head, or you're not going to be Fan Favorite anymore... with love from Michigan 

Lou5
Lou5

Loving this show and the fact that you are back on TV. You always make us smile.  

s.ortegon
s.ortegon

I LOVE the show! So happy to see you four back on Bravo and I look forward to next weeks episode.I think you handled the situation with Alex as good as you could. Her intentions were very clear from what I saw on the show. That is why your fabulous, your personality shines through.

addisonavenue
addisonavenue

Hi Fabio! Best of luck on your new show! You are doing your best to balance the TV shows, the restaurants, the internet shows, the product development,  and a very complicated life! Keep your sweet temperament...don't let these people get to you. That little "coodinator" female person who gave you a hard time will never, ever be as awesome as you are...she's just...sad. Her 15 seconds of D-list fame were over as quick as a puff of dust. Yet you, Fabio, will be famous all over the world, making people smile with your wonderful food and fantastic sense of humor. Please Fabio...continue to have fun. Much success to you! We love you :)