Chef Gianni Ceschia

gianniSince 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. In 2002 demand for Gianni’s catering expertise pressed Gianni to initiate his catering services once again.

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

Chef Ceschia’s history is certainly one to illustrate:

June – Sept. 1971 Commis de Cuisine at Hotel Fonzari, Grado, Italy
Sept. 1971- April 1972 Commis de Cuisine at Boschetti Restaurant, Udine, Italy
April 1972 – Sept. 1972 Primier commis de Cuisine at hotel Fonzari, Grado, Italy
Nov. 1972 – April 1973 Demi Chef de Partie at Hotel Gambrinos, Udine, Italy
May 1973 – Oct. 1973 Demi Chef Saucier, Forte Hotel Village, Sardegna, Italy
Nov. 1973 – Nov. 1974 Chef de Partie/Saucier, Holiday Inn, Luxembourg
Jan. 1975 – Feb. 1976 Military Service (worked as a chef)
March 1976 – Feb. 1977 Chef de Partie, Holiday Inn, Luxembourg
Feb. 1977 – Feb. 1979 Sous Chef de Cuisine, Holiday Inn, Luxembourg
March 1979 – Nov. 1982 Executive Chef de Cuisine, Famee Fulane Club of Toronto
Nov. 1982 – Aug. 1983 Chef de Cuisine, Pauls French Food, Toronto
Oct. 1983 – July 1985 Chef de Cuisine, Da Bruno Restaurant, Concord
Sept. 1985 – Sept. 1986 Production Supervisor, Nelia Foods
Sept. 1986 – Dec. 1998 Founder, The Country Kitchen Catering
Jan. 1999 – present Founded and currently operating Culinary Studio