NEW YORK CHEF EXPANDING WHOLE FOODS LINE

NEW YORK -- Mario Batali is not the first star chef to cross over from food service to retail, but he is currently one of the hottest culinarians on the New York restaurant scene, and Whole Foods knows it.The retailer has begun offering Mario Batali refrigerated pizza kits at stores throughout the Northeast region, and there are plans to add products, all of which share a connection with the chef's

NEW YORK -- Mario Batali is not the first star chef to cross over from food service to retail, but he is currently one of the hottest culinarians on the New York restaurant scene, and Whole Foods knows it.

The retailer has begun offering Mario Batali refrigerated pizza kits at stores throughout the Northeast region, and there are plans to add products, all of which share a connection with the chef's restaurants, cookbooks or television shows.

The pizza kits, priced at $11.99,

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