David Rocco

David Rocco

Celebrity Chef | Hit Television Host | Bestselling Author

International celebrity chef David Rocco brings his passion for food, travel, and adventure to millions of homes through his worldwide hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce VitaDolce India, Dolce Africa, and Dolce Southeast Asia. He is also the author of three internationally bestselling cookbooks, acts as a host for unique events and dinners, and travels the world motivating and inspiring audiences.

Rocco’s programs are seen in over 150 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, Rocco makes regular guest appearances on Global, CTV, and CBC as well as popular programs like Donut Showdown, where he was lead judge, Top Chef Canada, and Iron Chef America. He also appeared opposite celebrity chef Nicholas Tse in the premiere season of Celebrity Chef: East vs. West for Fox Life Asia.

As a top media personality and influencer, Rocco is regularly featured in prominent media, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Hello!, enRoute, Food & Drink, and Chatelaine. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including a Gourmand Award, a Taste Canada Award, and being named one of “Canada’s Top Ten Style Makers” by Flare magazine.

In addition, Rocco opened his own authentic Italian wine bar in 2020. Located in Toronto, David Rocco Bar Aperitivo offers tapas made fresh daily, along with a suite of Italian wines that includes Rocco’s own vintage. His wine label, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, offers three varietals: Prosecco, Chianti, and Pinot Grigio. Rocco is also the bestselling author of David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and Made in Italy.

David Rocco's Big Night

Add a taste of dolce vita to your company’s next event with celebrity chef David Rocco. Rocco is available to host your event, mingle with your staff, and even consult on a special menu for the evening. With David’s bestselling cookbooks, David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and Made In Italy, also available in the package, it’s a wonderful way to create a memorable — and delizioso — evening for your guests.

Please note that Rocco can also be made available for VIP receptions, media appearances in conjunction with your event, and more.

David Rocco's Cooking Challenge

Looking for a unique and interactive way to motivate and inspire your team, network, or clients at your next company event? Energize and unite others though a cooking challenge hosted by Canada’s most popular celebrity chef, David Rocco!

A cooking challenge is the perfect way to promote the importance of communication, creativity, and teamwork to your staff and watch them have a whole lot of fun while they’re at it. Rocco will oversee the kitchen as your staff competes in teams to create sumptuous Italian recipes that anyone can learn to master and everyone will love. Rocco will also share his food philosophies, ranging from his “Quanto Basta” approach to cooking, to the importance meals play in bringing colleagues, friends, and family together.

David Rocco on Rising to the Top

David Rocco explores what it took for him to break into the television industry and the world of celebrity chefs. With little television experience, but big dreams, Rocco, and his wife and business partner, Nina Rocco, began their production company Rockhead Entertainment with the idea to produce, direct, and star in their own programs, never thinking it would be as time-consuming and complicated as it turned out to be.

With a steep learning curve, the two cut their teeth on their first series, the wildly successful travel show, Adventura. From there, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita was born. The show now airs in over 150 countries worldwide and boasts over 80 million viewers in the USA alone.

Rocco is also the author of three bestselling cookbooks, David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and Made In Italy. In this talk, Rocco shares the secrets of his success and perhaps some of the secrets to his fabulous recipes, too.

Virtual Cooking Demo with David Rocco

A perfect offering for your next virtual event, David Rocco joins your audience from his home kitchen, sharing step-by-step instructions on how to create many of his favourite recipes. Your team can even follow along from their own kitchens, receiving a shopping list of ingredients in advance.

Along the way, Rocco will answer audience questions and share stories from his life as a global traveler in the world of food, explaining how his travels have shaped his view that a love of food and cooking is something that unites us all.

Celebrity Services

David Rocco is represented by The Spotlight Agency for sponsorships, endorsements, public relations and media spokesperson campaigns, product launches, voiceovers, celebrity appearances, and more.  Please visit The Spotlight Agency for more details.