Trailblazing international celebrity chef David Rocco brings his passion for food, travel, and adventure to millions of homes worldwide through his hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Dolce India, Dolce Africa, Dolce Italia, Dolce Southeast Asia, and David Rocco’s Dolce HomeMade, premiering this fall. He is also the author of three internationally bestselling cookbooks and owner of Bar Aperitivo, an authentic Italian wine bar. Whether he’s hosting unique events or partnering with world-renowned brands, David brings his unique Italian flare to everything he does.
A global celebrity, David’s programs are seen in over 100 countries around the world, airing on National Geographic People, Fox Life, Food Network, Cooking Channel, BBC Food, Hola! TV, and TLN. In addition to his own shows, David has made guest appearances on television’s Donut Showdown, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Canada, Celebrity Chef: East vs. West, and Top Chef Middle East.
David is the author of three internationally bestselling cookbooks — David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and Made in Italy — and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including a Gourmand Award and a Taste Canada Award. In 2021, David opened his first Canadian establishment, David Rocco – Bar Aperitivo, located in downtown Toronto. It has been named one of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.
As a top media personality, influencer, and famous television chef, David is regularly featured in prominent media, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Hello!, enRoute, Food & Drink, and Chatelaine, as well as Global, CTV, and CBC. He also has his own wine label, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and will soon launch his own line of pasta and sauces across Canada and the US.