Mario Batali to Pay $5.25M Settlement to Restaurant Employees

Mario Batali is probably experiencing a little bit of indigestion right now. Celebrity chef Batali, of “Iron Chef America,” “The Chew” and “Mario Eats Italy” fame, has agreed to pay out $5.25 million to his former employees to settle a class-action lawsuit. Read the full settlement memorandum here. The suit, filed in 2010, alleges that […]

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NYC Workers: Mario Batali Cheated Us Out of Tips

NEW YORK – Two former employees have accused celebrity chef Mario Batali and his famous New York City restaurant of cheating them out of tips. The workers, a waitress and a kitchen runner, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Thursday against the former ‘Iron Chef America‘ celebrity and Babbo Ristorante Enoteca in Greenwich […]

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Michelle Obama Guest Stars On Tonight’s ‘Iron Chef’

On Sunday, Food Network stars are getting political. Tonight’s two-hour ‘Iron Chef America‘ episode will feature First Lady Michelle Obama, along with White House executive chef, Cristeta Comerford. The show’s Super Chefs, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse, meet up with Mrs. Obama to serve up the best meal they can using any fruit […]

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‘DWTS’: 5 Questions with ‘The Chairman’

You may not have heard much about new ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ contestant Mark Dacascos yet…and that’s just the way ‘The Chairman’ wants it. It’s all part of the game plan for Dacascos, best known to foodie’s as host of the Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef America,’ where he rules under the nickname ‘The Chairman.’ The […]

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