Sam Carlino is the grandson of Pete Carlino. Born and raised in Campbell, California, Sam has been working since the age of twelve. His father, Sam Sr., instilled in him a hard work ethic, love of family and country and the importance of following through on every task at hand. Sam has been a journeyman butcher, restaurant owner, realtor, TV food show producer, director and host, avid outdoorsman and amateur Mafia historian. Married for more than twenty-five years, Sam lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two teenage daughters.