Mario Batali Introduces ‘Mario by Mary’ Catering Line

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Heck, he already has his own Mario Batali–branded food line. Photo: Hugh Merwin

The illustrious chef has catered private events in the past through his restaurants, and now The Wall Street Journal reports that Mario Batali has put his name on a deluxe catering division in collaboration with industry veteran Mary Giuliani. "Our food sensibilities are quite similar," she says, explaining that the Batali-branded menus consist of small-bite versions of menu staples served at properties within his restaurant group like Otto and Mozza. Meanwhile, the chef has already lent his name to an expansive line of pasta, sauces, gelato, and more, so don't rule out a chef-helmed Batalizon.com overtaking Amazon sometime in the near future. In any event, the new, canapé-driven endeavor is called Mario by Mary, and is ready for your business. It will make its official debut this weekend at an East Hampton event benefiting Jessica Seinfeld's Baby Buggy charity. [WSJ]