Francesco Bellissimo at Italian Embassy of Japan, Tokyo, 2015
|Born||January 3, 1979|
|Occupation||Celebrity chef, Sommelier dell'Olio, tarento, actor, martial artist|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
Francesco Bellissimo(ベリッシモ・フランチェスコBerisshimo Furanchesuko) (born January 3, 1979 in Rome) is an Italian celebrity chef, businessman, sommelier dell'Olio, actor , foreign tarento and martial artist. He holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate. He is living and working in Japan, and nicknamed Italia no Taneuma(イタリアの種馬Itaria no Taneuma, lit. "Italian Stallion"). He is the president of the Italian Cooking Association in Japan, known as "Italian Ryouri Kenkyukai" in Japanese.
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Bellissimo writes for various Japanese cooking magazines and books.
Born on January 3, 1979 in Rome, Bellissimo took an early interest in cooking through his parents. During his time at Sapienza University of Rome, where he majored in Philosophy, he entered the army and graduated from school there. In 2001, he came to Japan and graduated from a Japanese language class at the YMCA. He has won first place at a Japanese debate contest.
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Aside from his work as a chef and a foreign tarento, Bellissimo has experience as a food critic, an Italian cuisine consultant, a motivational speaker, a model for fashion magazines, a columnist, an essayist, and a sports commentator. He is also known to be quite knowledgeable on Italian fashion, and is often referred to as "one of the trendiest chefs in the industry."
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