The numerous awards Bruno has received over the past decades for his heart-filled work. In 2011 Bruno was named a Hometown Hero by PEOPLE Magazine was recognized as a Top 10 2011 CNN Hero. Bruno received this distinction internationally televised "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute" hosted by Anderson Cooper. More recently in 2013, Bruno Serato was knighted by the Italian Consulate giving him the title, "Sir Bruno Serato".

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Blue Door Award

Orange County Boys & Girls Club
The Blue Door is a symbol of hope and opportunity amongst Boys & Girls Clubs


Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient

Ellis Island Honors Society


George Washington Honor Medal

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge National Awards Program
Release of "Power of Pasta" Book

California Travel Culinary Champion of the Year

This award is given specifically for an individual, chef, restaurant or culinary icon who has played a meaningful role in taking the California food and lifestyle scene into the forefront of worldwide culinary and lifestyle tourism, or enhanced interest in California as a destination though their recognition as a "California Brand."

American Red Cross

Humanitarian Award Honoring Sir Chef Bruno Serato


Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Orange County Business Council

Excellence in Leadership Award

Servite High School

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County

Daily Point of Light Award Honoree

Originated out of the White House in 1989 under President George H.W. Bush


Best Author

"Excellence in Collaborative Works"
National Academy of Best-Selling Authors

Montale Award

"Outside of Home 2015"
Francisco Briseno Lifetime Achievement Award - Hispanic Lawyers Association

Warriors Medal of Valor

Native American Nations of the United States of America

The Italian Talent Association Award

New Hall of the Palace of the Parliamentary Groups in Rome

Humanitarian Award

The Italian Pasta and Sweet Manufactures' Association and International Pasta Organization World Pasta Day & Congress at the Palazzo Italia in Milan

National Italian Talent Award

For keeping the quality of Italian tradition abroad


Speaker of the Year

Orange County Regional Chapter - Community Associations Institute

N-Action Family Network Humanitarian Award

Presented by the House of Representatives


Bruno on Vatican Television

Children's Friend Award

Child Help Orange County Chapter

Humanitarian Award

Retirement Housing Foundation


Pope John XXIII Award

Outstanding Achievement Towards Humanity - Italian Catholic Federation

Peace Award

Church of Christ in Orange, California

Order of "Knighthood / Cavalliere"

On behalf of Italian President - The highest honor for an Italian citizen

Celebration of Fathers Award

Simin Hope Foundation


Scudo San Martino Medallion

Given to individuals as recognition for acts of generosity, altruism and human solidarity

Americana Man of the Year

Cypress College

Visionary of the Year

Coastline Community College

Outstanding Philanthropist

National Philanthropy Day

Royal Court of the Golden Lion

Sons of Italy


President's Volunteer Service Award

On behalf of President George Bush & President Barack Obama

Top 10 Hero



Hero Among Us

People Magazine


Star on Anaheim Walk of Stars

Other recipients include Gene Autry, Righteous Brothers, Walt Disney, & Carl and Margaret Karcher


Unsung Hero Award

Anaheim Beautiful


Humanitarian of the Year

Southern California Restaiurant Writers Association


Cornerstone Humanitarian Of The Year

The National Restaurant Association


Italian Heritage Award

American Italian Renaissance Foundation