At SmartMom, we are cooking up something super special to start the new year off with an Italian twist. We are spending all of January celebrating Italian cuisine in honor of our SmartMom’s Tour of Tuscany, so we have invited an Italian chef to chat with our SmartMoms before we personally meet him in Italy!
Join us for a live chat with Chef Rodelio Aglibot, “The Food Buddha” January 11th at 3pm ET/ 2pm CT!
No questions are off limits for The Food Buddha as this event is a live chat in the SmartMom app. For one hour only, you can ask Chef Rodelio ANYTHING! Ask about his career as a chef, learn about living in Italy, perhaps you’re looking for a restaurant recommendation in your area, or even hoping for a recipe for tonight’s dinner – Chef Rodelio has you covered!
During this live chat, Chef will be joined by Chicago food blogger and Real Life SmartMom Erica Eckman as they are both judging the SmartMom Italian Recipe Contest and announcing the winner in real time at the end of the hour!
Get to know The Food Buddha before we chat with him January 11th!
Who is “The Food Buddha”?
Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Rodelio Aglibot had his first inkling that his professional calling in life would be cooking at a very early age, crediting his parents as his culinary mentors. Chef Rodelio has established himself as one of the most innovative and versatile Chef Consultants and is sought after with his expertise in Asian Cuisine, Concept Creation and Restaurant openings.
Known the world over as “The Food Buddha” because of his dedication to his heritage and his approach to creative menu development, he had his own show with this nickname and has also appeared on a number of national and local television shows including; “TODAY Show”, CBS Morning Show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Food Network’s “The Best Of”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, Style Network’s “It’s my Party”, “Extra”, Fox’s “Live Like a Star” and “Entertainment Tonight.”
Rodelio currently divides his time and resources between Chicago and Italy to oversee the expansion of his restaurants Me Geisha in Rome and Nola, Italy, and Surf Lounge in Salerno, Italy and maintain a life balance.
Chef Rodelio, a tireless creative soul, continues his passion for travel, knowledge and enlightenment. He lives his life by his own philosophy: “A tragedy in life is not to find oneself and one’s passion…an even greater tragedy is to know one’s passion and deny oneself of its treasures.”
Want more of The Food Buddha? Read his full bio here: CHEF RODELIO AGLIBOT BIO 2017