There is a saying, well, at least there is in my family that everyone secretly wants to be Italian. Well, Mary Giuliani — caterer, party planner, fashion and lifestyle expert to the stars actually is Italian and she helps people “Live Italian” with her inventive new recipes and tips.
Giuliani grew up in traditional Italian household with both sets of grandparents. It was there where she discovered her love of cooking and entertaining. After graduating from Georgetown with a degree in theater, she ventured off to Florence where she studied all things food, wine and parties and began her brand of friendly, Italian hospitality. She has an ongoing partnership with Chef Mario Batali called “MARIO by Mary.”
Mary Giuliani spoke with TheCelebrityCafe.com about her family, career, how she became sought after by celebrities, explained what it means to “Live Italian,” offered suggestions on how to throw a good dinner party, showed how to make a yummy ice cream sandwich using Mulino Bianco cookies and more.
Learn more about Mary Guiliani here and find your Mulino Bianco breads, crackers and cookies here.
Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.