Ryan DePersio - Executive Chef
Executive Chef/Partner, Fascino (Montclair, NJ), the creative contemporary Italian restaurant consistently ranked
as one of the best in the state; and Bar Cara (Bloomfield, NJ), the casual bar/lounge/cucina; both owned and
operated by the DePersio family.
Chef DePersio is a graduate of New York Restaurant School; worked in the kitchens of David Bouley (Bouley Bakery, NYC);
Bill Telepan (Judson Grill, NYC); Jean-George Vongerichten (Vong, Jean-George, NYC), and in stages in France and Italy
He was born and raised in Nutley, where he currently resides with his fiancé and son, Nicholas (NICO is his nickname)
Adam Rose - Chef de Cuisine
Chef Rose Graduate of the New York Restaurant School and trained in top kitchens throughout NJ, including North Maple Inn (Basking Ridge); Restaurant Passionné (Montclair); and, most recently, 3-Forty Grill and Bin 14 (Hoboken)
He has cooked at the prestigious James Beard House on multiple occasions
Binicio Salas – Pastry Chef
Chef Binicio was born in Ecuador but has lived in New Jersey since 1995. He started working in the kitchen as a dishwasher and through hard work, excellent mentoring, and natural talent he inherited from his mother, who is a fabulous baker in South America, worked his way up to his current position as one of the most notable pastry chefs in New Jersey.
His particular area of interest is creating beautiful and delicious desserts inspired by Latin and international flavors.