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Benedetto Bartolotta from "Top Chef: New Orleans," aka Bene Bartolotta, is one of the chefs competing in season 11 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. He grew up in Astoria, New York, and currently resides in Manhattan, New York.

A star graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Benedetto Bartolotta has studied extensively in Europe and Asia where he honed his skill and brought back fresh and innovative ideas. Bene has worked as the Executive Chef for acclaimed New York City restaurants
Benedetto Bartolotta in "Top Chef 11: New Orleans"
Benedetto Bartolotta Top Chef 11: New Orleans
such as San Domenico NY, Cipriani, and Osteria del Circo. He most recently appeared alongside Chef Odette Fada as her Sous Chef on Bravo's "Battle of the Sous Chefs," as part of "Top Chef Masters" culinary competition. 

His latest creation is Indulge by Bene, a premier catering and event planning company in New York City. Bene has planned his signature company to appeal to clients who seek a unique food experience in a setting of their choice. Indulge by Bene focuses on the highest quality fresh ingredients, innovative flavors, and artful sexy presentations. His fine-dining approach to catering presents clients with seasonally inspired menus, prepared to perfection, designed and tailored just for you. If he could have a last meal with anyone, it would be a Kobe beef burger with bacon and cheese, onion rings and a chocolate peanut butter milk shake with former President George Bush. 

Bene was nominated as one of the Top 10 Sexiest Chefs in New York City.

Profession: Chef/owner of Indulge by Bene Catering & Events
Culinary Education: A.O.S Culinary Arts, C.I.A
Favorite Simple Fall Dessert Recipe: Simple apple crumble tart with a talegio cheese gelato

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Age: ∼40 years old
Hometown: Astoria, NY

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