Antonio Sessa - Executive Chef/Owner
Chef Antonio’s love for food transcends all culinary boundaries. Born and raised off the sun-soaked coast of Southern Italy, his early years were spent in the kitchen - using fresh, local ingredients to breathe fresh life into his family’s most treasured recipes. After earning a culinary degree and taking a position at a trattoria in Florence where he further mastered the art of food and exquisite customer service, Antonio made his way stateside - learning English and getting a bachelor’s degree before launching a successful career as a private chef to the stars. Made In Italy is a passion project years in the making, and he is thrilled to bring his most beloved recipes to life at your table.
Giana Barone - Head Chef/Manager
Daughter of a first generation Italian immigrant, Chef Giana’s love for food blossomed as she grew up learning and experimenting in the kitchen alongside her father and grandmother. This long-standing passion for cooking lead her to Le Cordon Bleu, where she earned a culinary degree before beginning a career that found her honing her craft in kitchens across the globe - including the same trattoria where Antonio got his start - and as a personal chef. Giana is passionate about seasonal ingredients and brings a fresh, California twist to traditional Italian cuisine.
Jeannie Oertli - Head of Catering