Chef de Cuisine at Bianca at Delano
Chef Luciano Sautto brings his talents to Bianca at Delano all the way from Italy where his family founded the original pizzeria in Naples. Raised under the culinary influence of his grandfather, Chef Sautto has been active in his family's "Antica Pizzeria da Michele” his entire life, creating the finest Italian cuisine and honing his craft under the guidance of his talented mentors. The pizzeria is so well known that Julia Roberts can be seen eating a slice in her movie "Eat, Pray, Love.” Chef Sautto credits his large family, including six brothers and sisters, for inspiring his dedication to authentic Italian cooking.
Chef Sautto decided to formally train in culinary arts and graduated from El Cavaltanti in Italy in 1991. In 1994, he moved to America and, for the past 18 years, Chef Sautto has found a home in Miami. Chef Sautto has much to offer South Florida, bringing his jubilant energy and unparalleled passion for Italian cooking to the Magic City.
Chef Sautto first began his culinary career in Miami at Joia as Sous Chef, and within only one year, he was promoted to Executive Chef. He then took his talents to Vita for over three years as the original Executive Chef where he became immersed in the Miami social scene, learning what locals found enticing. In 2008, he joined the ranks at Cantina 27 as Executive Chef where he advanced his knowledge in Miami produce, venues, and seasonal demands. For a brief time in 2009, Chef Sautto was Executive Chef of Morano in Los Angeles. He returned to Miami in 2010 to work with La Basque, where he further proved his dedication to authentic Italian cuisine. Under the guidance of The Light Group's Corporate Executive Chef Brian Massie, Chef Sautto first joined the Bianca team in early 2012 as Sous Chef where he demonstrated his abilities in preparing fresh and contemporary Italian dishes. Today, he is welcomed as Chef de Cuisine.
At Bianca, Chef Sautto is inspired by challenging the expected culinary norms. He thrives when taking basic recipes and adding new elements to them, making each dish uniquely his own. "Pasta Pomodoro is my favorite dish to create because every time I have it, it brings me back home to Italy,” says Chef Sautto. His other menu favorites at Bianca include the Grilled Octopus with cherry tomato salad and aged balsamic, and the salt roasted Branzino with Tuscan potatoes and fresh lemon. "They are all simple and truly Italian,” he says of each dish.
When not in the kitchen, Chef Sautto enjoys catching up with his friends and his brother who also resides in Miami. As the new face of Bianca, Chef Sautto is driven to honor Bianca's reputation of modern Italian cuisine by infusing his love for both of his homes, Italy and Miami, into each dish he prepares.
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