Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy award-winning television personality of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise, Giada in Italy, Giada Entertains, Giada on the Beach, and Giada's Holiday Handbook. She is the chef of GIADA and Pronto by Giada restaurants in Las Vegas. Experience De Laurentiis was born in Rome and began her culinary career working at the Ritz-Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in California before founding GDL Foods catering company. A Food Network executive discovered her in a Food & Wine story, which led to De Laurentiis' TV debut.In addition to her many shows, De Laurentiis is a Today show contributor, a Food Network Star judge, and the author of nine New York Times bestselling cookbooks, including Giada's Italy, as well as a series of children's books called Recipe for Adventure. Her lifestyle and e-commerce website, Giadzy.com, launched in 2017, featuring recipes, entertaining and travel tips, videos, and kitchen products. Education De Laurentiis trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has an anthropology degree from the University of California in Los Angeles. 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.