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 Vita, Dolce 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.