Chef Bio

Born in Rome, Italy, Giuseppe Staiano spent more than fifteen years mastering his culinary trade by training under and then working side by side with some of the world's finest acclaimed Italian Chefs.

He traveled to the United States where he spent over a decade expanding his skills and introducing his gourmet Italian dishes to some of the finest restaurants in New York, Connecticut and California.

From September 1999 to July 2004 he has been Executive Chef at one of Bergen County's finest Italian restaurants, Cenzino. During this time he guided the restaurant to ratings of "Excellent" by Zagat survey and three and one half stars by the Bergen Record. The New Jersey magazine also recognized his skills by voting the restaurant one of the top ten in New Jersey.

In July 2004 Giuseppe Staiano opened his Gourmet Catering, Azzurro, where he served a very long list of satisfied customers.

Finally in September 2005 after more than twenty-five years, Giuseppe Staiano has taken his extraordinary culinary skills and combined them with his worldly experience to custom design his own Restaurant. It consists of authentic Italian Cuisine blended with contemporary tecniques.