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Chris Bianco Net Worth: How Much Does The Netflix's Chef's Table and His Pizza Shop Pizzeria Bianco Make?

Chris Bianco features in Netflix's Chef's Table this season
Chris Bianco features in Netflix's Chef's Table this season( Source : phoenixnewtimes )

Netflix is set to feature the story of Chris Bianco, the Pizza Chef from Phoenix, in the first episode of Chef's Table. Given the popularity of his restaurant, some fans are curious about his net worth.

It doesn't seem shocking that the streaming service opted for a pizza-themed food show after Food Network as well as other similar streaming media have come up with similar concept. A great example of this would be Food Network's Great Chocolate Showdon which focused on, yes you guessed it right, the good 'ol chocolate.

Quick Facts: 

 

NameChris Bianco
FatherLeo Bianco
MotherFrancesca Bianco
WifeMia Bianco
ChildrenLeo (son) and Nina (daughter)
Restaurant OwnedSix
Restaurants NamePizzerian Bianco In Heritage Square (Downtown), Town & Country, Los Angeles, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco and Tratto
Awards & AccoladesJames Beard Award For Best Chef: Southwest 2003 & James Beard Award 2022 For Outstanding Restaurateur
BooksBianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like (2017)


Chris Bianco Net Worth

Chris Bianco had learned how to make prepare food while watching his aunt at home. The native of the Bronx started working in a nearby pizzeria when he was 13.

In 1985, he won a contest that provided him with two airline tickets that allowed him to travel anywhere in the United States. He chose to go to Phoenix and felt connected to the place as he arrived. So he decided to make it his new home.

He started to make mozzarella in his apartment and sold it to Italian restaurants to make a living. Later, he got a chance to make and sell pizzas in a store corner in Phoenix and saw that people loved his Pizza. Thus, that was when he decided to make Pizza for a living. 

Pizzeria Bianco Heritage Square (Downtown) in Phoenix is owned by Chris Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco Heritage Square (Downtown) in Phoenix is owned by Chris Bianco ( Source : pizzeriabianco )

He visited Italy to hone his pizza-making skills in 1993. And upon his return to Phoenix in 1994, he launched Pizzeria Bianco in Town & Country Shopping Center. They have expanded to other locations over the years, and the shop continues to carry a legacy. 

Even after almost three decades, the shop has gained notoriety and still standing strong. In his thirty years of experience, Chris may have an impressive net worth, but he has not provided details about it yet. 

Pizzeria Bianco Earnings

According to the information on Datanyze, Pizzeria Bianco has a revenue of $4.6 million per year. Bianco also runs Pane Bianco in Midtown Phoenix and Bar Bianco in Heritage Square. Since 2022, they have also had a store in Los Angeles.

Likewise, Glassdoor mentioned that the Operations Assistant at Pizzeria Bianco gets paid $47,904 per year. With the huge income of the company and fair pay to its worker, it seems the company is doing well. Its owner, Chris Bianco, takes care of his employees. 

Chris Bianco's employee,  Alberto Hernandez, of 27 years who suffered a stroke last month is recovering in the hospital
Chris Bianco's employee, Alberto Hernandez, of 27 years who suffered a stroke last month is recovering in the hospital ( Source : instagram )

Last month, he appealed to everyone to help one of his workers, Alberto Hernandez, who suddenly suffered two strokes. He is a long-time employee who has worked with Chris for 27 years. Even his brother and son work at Bianco. 

Chris's caring nature has probably made his employee last longer in the company. So the store created a GoFundMe on its Facebook page, and out of the $50k goal, they raised $69k. 

Pizzeria Bianco Won A Contest

Pizzeria Bianco entered a contest in 2010. Rachel Ray declared them the winner of the Pizza Madness Bracket. It was a competition between pizzerias throughout the country. 

Awards & Recognition

Chris Bianco's pizza shop has celebrity clientele. Famous magazines like Bon Appétit, Vogue, GQ, and Gourmet have named it the greatest Pizza in the United States. Likewise, famous personalities like Rachael Ray, Andrew Zimmern, Martha Stewart, and Oprah Winfrey have given similar recognition to the restaurant.

The restaurant got a nearly perfect Zagat rating of 29 in 2000. Chris also won several awards, like the James Beard Foundation Award for best Southwest Chef in 2003. The recognition made him the only pizza chef to have won a regional award.

Chris Bianco speaks onstage after winning the 2022 James Beard Awards for Outstanding Restaurateur at Lyric Opera of Chicago on June 13, 2022
Chris Bianco speaks onstage after winning the 2022 James Beard Awards for Outstanding Restaurateur at Lyric Opera of Chicago on June 13, 2022 ( Source : bizjournals )

Similarly, Peter Reinhart's book American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza included a chapter on Pizzeria Bianco. And in The Mozza Cookbook, chef Nancy Silverton said that eating Chris's Pizza was a life-altering experience. Ed Levine named Bianco's pies the best in the U.S. in his book, "Pizza: A Slice of Heaven." 

In addition, Chris was the winner of the 2022 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur category. 

Bianco Has Published A Book Of His Own

Bianco published his first cookbook named Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like in 2017. The book cost around $30 on Amazon, which also rated it the No.1 book in Salad Cooking. 

Chris Bianco Story Features In Netflix's Chef's Table- What Is His Salary?

The Emmy-nominated documentary show, Chef's Table will feature Chris Bianco in the first of six episodes of this season. He started Pizzeria Bianco in 1996 and remained to stand in the top of the competition even after over two decades. 

He is yet to mention if he takes any salary for himself since he is the founder of the pizza shop. 

He Remains Humble Despite The Sucess and Fame

When he won the James Beard Award in 2022, he made it about "we instead of me" in his IG post, writes Pizza Media. After the win, he congratulated all the nominees and wrote, "We all know that we are no better than any of you and no more [deserving]. I believe, just like an eternity, the good ones eventually all end up in the same place."

Chris Bianco provided credit to his team after winning 2022 James Beard Awards
Chris Bianco provided credit to his team after winning 2022 James Beard Awards ( Source : instagram )

The post followed a series of pictures of his team members from the shop. In the caption, he wrote, "the faces of the winner." He credited his team for their hard work and mentioned that every department in the shop- from accounting to dish pit played a part in achieving success. 

Details On Chris Bianco Earnings From His Pizza Shop

Chris Bianco's Pizza shop makes revenue in millions of dollars every year. They have now opened their store in Los Angeles as well. 

Pizzeria Bianco opened in Los Angeles in 2022
Pizzeria Bianco opened in Los Angeles in 2022 ( Source : pizzeriabianco )

With the growing fame, Bianco has gained name and fame over the last two decades- thanks to his passion for pizza making and his humbleness.

He maintains a good relationship with everyone around him- from suppliers to employees. He is not only the best pizzamaker but also a great leader who cares for his people. 



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