“From Undergrad Stag to a Hotshot TV Foodie: How This Iron Chef Judge and Restaurateur Followed Her Dream to Success”
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.
$45 | $5 Fairfield University students
As one of the most influential women in the world of food, Donatella Arpaia is a trailblazing attorney-turned-culinary mogul (and Fairfield University alumnus). Arpaia opened her first restaurant, Bellini, in 1998 and subsequently opened a string of successful and highly acclaimed restaurants in New York City. Crowned “The Hostess with the Mostest” by Zagat, Arpaia was named one of the "Most Powerful Women" in Manhattan by the New York Post. Recently, she became a recurring guest judge on the Food Network programs Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef and released her own cookbook, Donatella Cooks: Simple Food Made Glamorous.