Chef Massimo represents all things Italian. He is as full of character as a glass of wine is full of unique rich flavors it embodies. A visual personality, he has been working his charm as Samsung’s brand ambassador since Fall 2009.
It was in Cremona, Italy where Chef Capra was born in the farm kitchen of his family's home. Surrounded by fresh locally picked ingredients his adoration for food quickly grew into a daily culinary journey from farm to fork which he would one day grow up to love.
His passion for all things gastronomical propelled him from some of Italy's leading culinary destinations to Canada where he continues to pursue his love of food in the kitchen of his own restaurant Mistura and Sopra, in Toronto. Massimo makes every guest feel as though they are a part of his family, treating our taste buds to true Italian ingredients.
From engaging in one of his interactive meals, where you will learn how to make pasta from scratch, to having private meals arranged for you and your guests, Massimo's delivery is exceptional. His Italian flare and charisma has undisputedly given him a reputation as being one of the best Italian chefs on television and arguably the best Italian chef in Canada.
Massimo believes that food should be taken seriously; “We must be aware of what we put in our bodies”. He enjoys shopping locally in the markets where he may connect with local farmers. Cooking with organic foods and purchasing some of the finest Italian preserves, from oils to cheeses and vinegars, Massimo is a proponent of cooking with the natural. His commitment to travel, especially to different regions throughout Italy, is obvious and appreciated when you dine from his menus.
With his repeat appearances on both City Line and Restaurant Makeover, Massimo is a regular on the circuit of recognizable chefs who rotate through and around North America, to spread the word that food is love.
Massimo is the author of One Pot Italian Cooking and often travels to New York as well as Italy, to promote his popular cook book and find the latest ingredients and trends for his two successful restaurants.