Fabio Viviani

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

on Oct 10, 2012

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.