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“Pride and Passion. These two values have guided me from my first restaurant, to my time in the US Marines and today as I innovate new food and entertainment concepts to share with my friends and family near and far. My recipe for happiness; Equal parts Family, Food and Sports. Go Steelers.”

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The Sports Chef

Chef Steff earned his “Sports Chef” moniker from years of cooking on camera, and on the sidelines with some of the hottest names in the NFL, PGA, and NBA. Chef Stefano is known throughout the sports community to be a lucky charm for players and coaches from coast to coast, while he shares his ingredients for a delicious life. In person, on TV, on the radio and on-line, Chef loves nothing more than combing his favorite passions…food, family, fun…and “the game.”

It’s not a secret anymore! Stop by Stefano’s Grill opening soon in Dr. Phillips outside Orlando, FL where food is done right. PRIDE and PASSION are the key ingredients to this family style restaurant. From classic Italian specialties such as penne ala vodka to succulent T-bone steaks and fresh seafood, we cook everything from our scratch kitchen to special order.

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Chef’s flagship family-restaurant concept began in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A post Monday Night Football favorite of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chef Steff is moving his “Grill” to a new home! It is now a “family favorite” frequented by the many sports celebrities who live in the Orlando area. Chef Stefano is working hard to open his new home in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando in the near future.

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This video library shows The Sports Chef cooking with many celebrity athletes beginning with "Plates and Players" segments featuring the likes of Larry Fitzgerald, Doc Rivers, and Ike Taylor.

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The Sports Chef has been entertaining celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment for years.

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Chef Steff has been entertaining television audiences for years. Now, the Chef is on the threshold of launching a new series of shows for television and webcast! See what the Chef is cooking up.

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Who is Chef Steff?


Family. Food. Fun. Great ingredients for a wonderful life, and the ingredients by which Chef Stefano Tedsechi lives his life.

Known by many as The Sports Chef, and to others as Chef Steff, he was the first American to earn one of the highest distinctions a culinary professional can receive – Escoffier Chef, an international organization based in Nice, France, dedicated to recognizing and promoting culinary excellence.

Chef Steff and Stefano's Italian Grill - Orlando Florida

And while his culinary excellence is evident in every dish he cooks, it’s the combination of his touch in the kitchen and electrifying personality that truly separates him from the rest. Most comfortable around celebrities and stars from the world of sports, The Sports Chef has been known to rub elbows with the likes of Jerome Bettis, Bill Cowher, Doc Rivers, James Gandolfini, Giovanni Ribisi, and others; and cook, talk, and have fun while preparing dishes that leaves everyone wanting more.

Most comfortable behind a mic and in front of a camera, The Sports Chef has also found himself cooking for a wide-range of superstars on such shows as Fox’s “The Best Damn Sports Show Period”, ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown”, and The Food Network’s “Food Finds”. During his time in Pittsburgh, The Sports Chef also hosted a weekly television program on UPN, “Food and Football” and could be heard regularly on the radio offering reviews of Pittsburgh’s best food .

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TUNE IN Every Thursday evening at 6:00 pm as Celebrity Chef, Chef Steff, when he joins 740 am The Game to talk about some of Orlando’s hottest eateries.

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Most comfortable behind a mic and in front of a camera, "Chef Steff" has also found himself cooking for a wide-range of superstars on such shows as Fox's 'The Best Damn Sports Show Period, ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown", and The Food Network's "Food Finds".

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Several television shows featuring Chef Steff are currently in development: Plates and Players; Chef Steff and The Wine Diva; Plates and Players Cookoff Challenge; and more. Keep checking back to see when these exciting shows mixing family, food, and fun are due to debut. In the meantime, to see the Chef and what he has already done on TV, visit our video section.

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