"I'm a compulsive entrepreneur," said Joe Bastianich, "it's all I want to do all the time, so Restaurant Startup is the perfect show for me." In its third season and wrapping tonight with the season finale, Bastianich took some time to chat with me about his career on television and as both a highly successful restaurateur and investor.
Start with a food competition show, add a talented cook, stir in some drama and charm and you've cooked up a new celebrity chef. Is that enough for success in the highly competitive restaurant business?
"MasterChef" host and restaurant owner Joe Bastianich gives the scoop on truffle oil.