At a young age, Chef Angelo Massanova (aka “Bamba”) spent hours in the kitchen with his mother in his hometown of Salerno, Italy, always experimenting with traditional Italian recipes. As a young adult, Massanova attended Southern Italy’s famed Roberto Virtuoso Culinary School, while working as a line cook at Domina Alaska. Under renowned Chef Adamo Piermarioli, Massanova’s experience in the kitchen combined with his academic training, prepared the young chef for his future in the culinary industry. From there, Massanova held stints at various critically-acclaimed restaurants, including Michelangelo’s Restaurant in New Castle, England, and Bonet Restaurant and Ristorante la Playa in Italy.
In 2006, Chef Angelo Elia (also Massanova’s second cousin) convinced his name-sharing relative to move to the United States. Currently, Massanova is the Executive Chef of Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale.