Chris Bianco Instagram A James Beard Award-winning pizzaiolo, chef, and restaurateur from the Bronx, Chris Bianco is best known for his pilgrimage-worthy wood-fired pizza at Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Arizona. Experience In 1988, when Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco in a back corner of a Phoenix grocery store, he had no idea that it would become a driving force in the movement toward artisanal pizza. As a result of his relationships with farmers, local producers, customers, and staff, Bianco's food reflects the respect and sincerity that he brings to each of his recipes.Bianco won the 2003 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest, and Pizzeria Bianco has been nominated for Outstanding Restaurant five times. The chef starred in Netflix's Chef's Table: Pizza, episode 1, now operates two Pane Bianco sandwich eateries and Italian restaurant Tratto, and he collaborates with Rob DiNapoli on organic tomato products under the label Bianco DiNapoli. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.