The Chef

Since arriving in Canada in 1979 Gianni has held Executive Chef and Chef positions in several restaurants and catering companies in the greater Toronto area. Gianni, owner/operator of the Studio since 1999, is best known for having founded the Country Kitchen Catering in Woodbridge in 1986. The cooking classes which he introduced at the Famee Furlane Club of Toronto became his inspiration for opening the Culinary Studio 2000. This enables him to inspire others to cook with passion and ease.

He received his formal training in Trieste (Italy) at the Culinary Hotel Training School (Scuola Alberghiera). He worked for a number of the best hotels and restaurants in Europe, and for the past 20 years in Toronto. Some of his personal achievements include: silver medalist at the GAST Expo 1978; won an award in Paris for the best-prepared “Baron d’agneau”; won a gold medal at “Salute to Italy” at the CN Tower in 1979. He is an official member of Escoffier Society, Toronto Chapter, and of the Italian Chefs Association. Gianni participated in “A Tavola Con il Dottore” hosted by Dr. Gino Bucchino. He can now be seen on Viva Domenica, Telelatino Network, aired every Sunday afternoon.

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