Pasquale (Pat) Romano has been interested in food and wine his whole life. With an Italian-born father, he enjoyed an authentic Italian upbringing that included long annual trips to Italy. It was only natural that he would ultimately co-found Centonove, where he can share the many facets of Italian food and wine with his local community.READ MORE
Lisa Rhorer is a former high-tech marketing executive, working for such Silicon Valley giants as Google, Oracle and Creative Labs as well as technology publishing media leader, IDG. Lisa left Google to pursue her passion for wine, going on to graduate from the prestigious Professional Wine Studies Program at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena.
Chef Shingo Katsura was inspired to pursue cooking as a career while working in an externship program at Madera at Rosewood Sandhill Resort, Menlo Park, CA. It was an eye-opening experience when he saw how a real kitchen ran. The challenge of being able to balance hard work, working under pressure and teamwork interested him. Chef Katsura’s style of cooking is California -New American cuisine. He enjoys this type of cooking because the cuisine is fusioned with foods and cooking techniques from all over the world. It allows him to have a broad palate.READ MORE