Get to Know: Executive Chef Elio Zannoni



A year after joining the Gusto 54 family, Elio Zannoni has been named Executive Chef responsible for food development and execution at all restaurants. Most recently, Elio was Chef de Cuisine at Trattoria Nervosa where his talent with food and people transformed the food quality and kitchen culture.

Before joining us Elio was Executive Chef at Ki Modern Japanese in Toronto and also worked in the kitchen at Cava. Working at Gusto 54 has given him the opportunity to explore his passion for Italian Food. In 2015 Elio travelled to Naples, Italy to complete the world-renowned Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana certification program and he is now a certified pizzaiolo. Elio looks forward to bringing his culinary and pizza making expertise to establishing new kitchen training systems that will provide support to all kitchen team members.