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Italian Week Ottawa Presents: An Evening with Celebrity Chef David Rocco

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An exclusive aperitivo reception including curated food and beverage tastings and a meet and greet with Celebrity Chef David Rocco.

Join us in celebrating the Italian tradition of the aperitivo with internationally renowned celebrity chef, television host, and owner of Toronto’s Bar Aperitivo, David Rocco. Celebrate our Grand Finale Weekend with an unforgettable night – a delightful aperitivo reception featuring handcrafted cocktails, wines, and tantalizing bites dreamed up by the master chef himself.

Get up close and personal with Chef David Rocco during an exclusive interview session. Discover the stories behind his culinary journey, his favourite ingredients, and have the chance to ask your burning questions about the world of food and gastronomy. Plus, have the chance to meet David as he mingles around the room during the evening.

Limited tickets available! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this incredible experience.

About David Rocco

International Celebrity Chef and Executive Producer David Rocco brings his passion for food, travel and adventure to millions of homes through his worldwide hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, and his spin-off shows; Dolce India, Dolce Africa, Dolce Italia, Dolce SE Asia and now the latest David Rocco’s Dolce HomeMade ! He is also the author of three Internationally Bestselling cookbooks, has his very own line of wines, and travels the world speaking to corporations with keynote addresses to motivate and inspire audiences.

In the summer of 2021 David opened his first Canadian establishment, David Rocco – Bar Aperitivo in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville neighbourhood, and a year later it made it on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurant list. This fall David launches in his second location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will expand his Canadian operations with his Canadian Food line of premium authentic Italian made pasta and sauces available throughout Canada.

A global celebrity whose International profile continues to grow, David is seen in over 100 countries around the world– including National

Geographic People, Fox Life, Food Network and Cooking Channel, BBC Food, Hola! TV, and TLN. In addition to his own programs, David can be seen on television’s Donut Showdown, Iron Chef America, and Top Chef Canada. Most recently, he has appeared representing Canada on the premiere season of cooking challenge show Celebrity Chef: East vs. West for Fox Life Asia.

David has been a trailblazer in food television, breaking down barriers and stereotypes to bring cultures together through the love of sharing a meal.

As one of the top media personalities and influencers in Canada, David is constantly featured in some of the top media including People Magazine, Hello!, Us, En Route, Tatler Magazine, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Food and Drink, The Globe and Mail and many others. He has appeared on broadcast media such as CNN, BNN, CTV, CBC, Global, and more.

davidrocco.com | @davidroccosvita

Additional Notes:

    • Food and beverage tastings included with the ticket (~8-10 food stations of aperitivi (i.e., snacks, nibbles, canapes, appetizers) recipes by Chef David Rocco and ~3-4 stations of wine, negroni, spritz, cocktails).
    • Due to the nature of the event; food allergies can not be accommodated and cross contamination with allergens is possible.
    • This is not a sit-down dinner. (i.e., no seats to allow for mingling).
    • Cash bar.
    • Photos and/or videos may be taken during the event. By registering, you consent that these archival photos and/or recordings, either in whole or in part, may be utilized by Italian Week Ottawa for any and all promotional purposes.
  • Attendees must be 19+ years or older.

Dress code: Cocktail attire.

Early bird pricing ends on April 30, 2024. Regular ticket pricing comes into effect on May 1, 2024. All sales are final; no refund.


June 13
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre
215 Preston Street
Ottawa, K1R 7R1


Italian Week Ottawa