Culinary Instructor, co-owner. One of the original founders. The seeds to eventually pursue a life in food were set in childhood from his southern Italian upbringing in Montreal, and further encouraged during summer backpacking adventures in Europe. Studied Chemical Engineering, then Drama and Theater at McGill University. At 27, he finally made the leap and enrolled at L’Institut de Tourisme et Hôtellerie de Quebec. Personalized his apprenticeship by venturing in various kitchens like a vagabond/detective – a path he does not recommend to those who seek security and affirmation. Successfully owned his own restaurant/catering business. Always a thespian at heart, he taught a cooking class one day and never looked back. He believes in the entrepreneurial attitude that business is not just business but rather an idea expressed and performed with intent and integrity. Cleans windows and buffs floors with delight. Still refuses to own a phone.