David Rocco

Speaker, Celebrity


David Rocco

Celebrity Chef | Hit Television Host | Bestselling Author

A trailblazer who breaks down barriers to bring people together, 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 Napoli, and Dolce Africa. 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.

David’s programs are seen in over 100 countries around the world – including on National Geographic People, Fox Life, Food Network and Cooking Channel, BBC Food, Hola! TV, and TLN. In addition to his own shows, David can be seen on television’s Donut Showdown, Iron Chef America,  and Top Chef Canada. Most recently, he appeared opposite Chinese Celebrity Chef Nicholas Tse in the premiere season of the cooking challenge show Celebrity Chef: East vs. West for Fox Life Asia.

As a top media personality and influencer, David is constantly featured in prominent media, including People Magazine, Hello!, Us, En Route, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Food and Drink, The Globe and Mail, and many others. He has also appeared on broadcast media such as CNN, BNN, CTV, CBC, Global, and more.


David Rocco's Big Night

Add a taste of dolce vita to your company’s next event with celebrity chef David Rocco. David is available to host your event, mingle with your staff, and even consult on a special menu for the evening. With all three of David’s bestselling cookbooks also available in the package, it’s a wonderful way for your guests to recall their memorable – and delizioso – evening with David. (Please note that David 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 team work to your staff and watch them have a whole lot of fun while they’re at it. David 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. David 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 explains what it took for him to break into the television industry and the world of celebrity chefs. With little television experience, but big dreams, David 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 Advventura. 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. David is also the author of three bestselling cookbooks. In this talk, David shares the secrets of his success and perhaps some of the secrets to his fabulous recipes, too.

Celebrity Services: The Spotlight Agency

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.