Chef Saverio Macri, Executive Chef
As a native Italian and raised by first generation Italian parents, Chef Saverio Macri’s passion for Italian culture and cuisine were nurtured from a very young age. Saverio’s first years in the kitchen were spent training in various trattorias in Tuscany, Italy which has immensely influenced and shaped his culinary journey.
With an interest in culinary arts and science, Saverio began his professional studies in the United States at Virginia’s Averett University, where he graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree, specializing in food and nutrition. His culinary voyage led him north soon after, and he enrolled in the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario.
His science foundation combined with his enthusiasm for Italian gastronomy, proved to be a powerful force in the kitchen. Saverio has immersed himself in all facets of culinary arts, competing in many prestigious Canadian competitions alongside world renowned chefs. Most notably, Saverio has displayed his talents in the National culinary competition, Gold Metal Plates, which celebrates excellence in Canadian cuisine, wine, arts and athletic achievement and the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, a spectacular culinary event that raises money for the University Health Network in Toronto.