Meet Chef Max Farina
Chef Max Farina’s journey began in a small pizzeria in the Sicilian town of Mazara de Vallo. Here he perfected the craft of the “white art,” learning the fundamental nuances of exact flour mixtures as well as levitation processes to create a magnificent Neapolitan-style pizza. At the acclaimed culinary school Alma, Chef Farina found his mentor, two-star Michelin Chef Claudio Sadler of Milan, a maestro of modern cooking techniques and artistic plating, and worked alongside two-star Michelin Chef Andre Aprea. Relocating to San Diego in 2011, he presented fine cuisine as a sous chef at BICE restaurant and now shares his passion for serving the finest Italian cuisine with Zafferano Catering.
Meet Chef Irene Castruita
Irene Castruita is passionate about nurturing her community, whether through providing healthy meals, creating community gardens, or providing workshops. She believes it's important to nurture your body, mind, and soul via healthy conscious food and positive interactions. Irene is a former member of Los Able Minded Poets, a spoken-word music band that aimed to empower the masses through political and socially conscious messages. Since the birth of her daughters, she has been focused on developing her own grassroots food kitchen. She caters and prepares meal packages and juice cleanses. Irene’s Kitchen provides natural, fresh, local home-made loving and nurturing food to revitalize your body, heart, and soul.
We are fami(g)lia!
Join us as we kick off feStivale 2018 by taking over Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan for an Italian-Mexican Festa! We’ll have food inspired by both cultures with Zafferano Catering, ZIOBAFFA wine, music, and art displays from local San Diego artists. Don’t miss the party! Ticket price $20 SDIFF members - $30 GA