Today we speak to chef Marco Niccoli.
I was born in San Diego, California and am now living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I come from an Italian family of all boys, there are 5 of us and my dad had restaurants in Los Angeles called “Bruno’s Old World Italian Deli”. I knew from day one that I wanted to be a Chef, food has always been my passion!
About three years ago I met the women of my dreams (she is a chef) and together we started to change the way people around us look at food. We work a lot together catering high-end private parties, teaching private cooking classes and doing “Pop Up” restaurants all over the country. We both have two beautiful kids from previous marriages, which means we have four kids under 7 years old together! They are amazing and round out our ‘Apron Squad’.
Before Traeger I worked as the Executive Chef at Culinary Crafts, one of the most respected catering agencies in the U.S., producing over 500 events annually, the majority of which are outdoors. I was recognized as one of the Fab 50 (youngest Executive Chefs in the state) and led the team that won the ICA Caterer of the Year in 2013. I was also the keynote speaker at “The Art of Catering” global conference in Denver Colorado, and last year was one of five global chefs selected to do the launch party for a new Toyota model for 2,000 people.
Now that I am working for Traeger Grills, where I am their Global Culinary Director, I get to travel the world sharing my passion and teaching people how to cook with the natural flavor of hard wood. I couldn’t be more stoked about bringing people together around amazing food!
As for my personal style:
Jeans: Zara Denim (Modo black and leather)
Pants: Cotton On Cuffed Chino (Slim Fit)
Suits: Zara Man Slim Suit (Bleu, Gray, and Black)
Outerwear: G-star (Liter/Rain jackets) Zara for everything else (long outer Jackets & Leather)
Favorite Cologne: Versace
Your favorite App: Instagram
Favorite piece of technology: My iPhone
Next tech purchase: Garmin Road Bike Computer