About Michael

phoenix-private-chef-michael-2Growing up in an Italian family in the South, I learned at an early age that delicious, healthy food is an essential ingredient to a good life.

As a child, I watched my mom and grandmother prepare culinary masterpieces from scratch. Over time, I was able to pick up many tips and tricks from helping them in the kitchen, so the culinary industry was a natural fit when I became old enough to start thinking about my career.

Working in the restaurant industry from the age of 16, I was trained at the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute, and have since worked in both fine dining and casual American restaurants. It wasn’t until I switched to catering and later moved from Tennessee to the Phoenix area, however, that I decided to go in business for myself as a private chef.

My broad experience, Southern upbringing and strong Italian influence have all come together to enable me to hone by culinary skills and my own personal cooking style. Today, I bring classic and gourmet dishes with an Italian flair to dinner parties around the Valley through this business, as well as my newest venture, Privato. I was also named the #1 private chef in Phoenix by Thumbtack, based on client reviews.

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