Mary Giuliani attends the Vulture Festival Presented By AT&T Opening Night Party at The Top of The Standard on May 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

About Mary Giuliani
SpouseRyan Giuliani 2000-present
ChildrenGala Giuliani
JobChef, Author
OwnsShindig restaurant
AlumniGeorgetown University
BookThe Cocktail Party (Eat, Drink, Play, Recover)

When Bradley Cooper and Matt Damon want to serve the best food at their parties, they call Mary Giuliani, caterer to the stars. She has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, where she dished some snazzy, one-bite recipes that will liven up your holiday parties.

New York-based chef Mary Giuliani stopped by The Rachael Ray Show and also got many wondering if she has a connection to another famous New Yorker. Is Mary Giuliani related to Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York and President Trump’s current attorney? Our Mary Giuliani wiki answers that question and more!

Who Is Mary Giuliani?

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Mary Giuliani, whose family hails from Montauk, New York, owns Mary Giuliani Catering & Events (MGCE), founded in 2005. The 42-year-old is also a three-time author and lifestyle expert.

Her books include The Cocktail Party: Eat, Drink, Play, and Recover and Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites. Giuliani’s third book, How To Lose Friends and Influence No One, was released recently in 2023.

Besides being a regular guest on The Rachael Ray Show, she’s also appeared on TV shows like The Barefoot Contessa, The Chew, The Today Show, Moltissimo, and Good Morning America.

This chef and author is famous for her finger food recipes. She shared how to make bite-sized pasta dishes for parties on The Rachael Ray Show.

Giuliani also launched a live storytelling event, ‘Eating Stories.’ It premiered at the 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF), immediately becoming a huge success.

MGCE is popular among New York’s party set. Giuliani’s client list boasts the likes of Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, J.Crew, HBO, the Rolling Stones, and Vogue magazine.

Is She Related to Rudy Giuliani?

Mary shares her last name with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, also Trump’s former attorney. It has prompted many to ask if they are relatives in any way.

However, several publications have pointed out that the chef and the controversial lawyer are unrelated. And neither is related to Woodbury, Minnesota’s mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. Her Instagram bio says, “It’s Mary, NOT Mayor.”

Her Family Is Established in the Hospitality Industry

Mary Lucille Giuliani is named after her grandmothers, two women who significantly influenced her. One of her grandmothers, Mary, was a traditional homemaker and a great cook. Her other grandmother, Lucille Jarmain, was a force in her time.

Franklin and Lucille Jarmain, her grandparents, established Montauk’s Wave Crest Motel. Lucille, an entrepreneur and pianist, built several hotels and was head of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce for years.

Her family remembers her as the life of the party. Giuliani remembers her fondly and hopes Lucille Jarmain’s life will be immortalized on the big screen one day.

Mary Giuliani’s entire family knew how to liven up any event. Her fondest childhood memories include vacationing with her mother, Nancy, father, and sister at Wavecrest Resort in Montauk.

Her father was in a band, Robin and the Twisters, and that was how he met his future wife. And he also instilled a love for hot dogs in his daughter, who would go on to author Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites.

Mary Giuliani graduated from Georgetown University, majoring in English and theater. She later spent a year in Florence, Italy, learning all she could about Italian cuisine, culture, and wine.

She initially tried to make a career in acting. But after being fired from several jobs, she landed a temporary job at a catering company and realized it was her calling.