Owner and executive chef of Benchmarc Restaurants and Benchmarc Events who has worked in the highly esteemed kitchens of Le Miraville in Paris, Alain Ducasse's Louis XV in Monte Carlo, and Le Cirque in New York.
He grew up across the world in cosmopolitan destinations such as Milan, Paris, Villefranche, Washington DC, Rome, and Genoa.
He was the Executive Chef at Cellar in the Sky at Windows on the World in the World Trade Center, La Fourchette, and Chinoiserie. He appears regularly on The Food Network series Chopped and has been on other Food Network shows such as Iron Chef America, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and more.
He was born in Milan, Italy. He married Pamela Schein Murphy in 2002; they have a daughter named Campbell and a son named Callen.
He has appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show, among others.