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Chef Massimo Capra is a celebrity chef, restaurant owner, accomplished author, philanthropist, and TV personality. He was born in Italy on May 24, 1960, and is currently 62 years old.
He started his culinary journey as a young boy in his small village, but has confessed that his passion for cooking was later developed as he dove further into the world of the culinary arts. He makes it a point to find the best produce and believes in eating seasonally. Chef Massimo is not lazy to search for the best fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, meats, and poultry. For all that and more, we’d direct him to the Giant Tiger flyer for this week. With their juicy plums, pineapples, and sweet English cucumbers, something fruity could be brewing in the chef’s kitchen!
In 2010, chef Massimo licensed his name to the famous restaurant “Rainbow Room” in the Crown Plaza Hotel at Niagara Falls. And recently, he partnered with chef Dante Daga and launched a frozen Roman-style pizza called Crokkia. We can easily add his restaurants to our.
Here is a short summary of our most popular chef:
Real Name/Full Name
Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
Sesto Cremonese, Cremona, Italy
Date Of Birth/Birthday:
24 May 1960
62 years old
Massimo Capra started working in a restaurant when he was 15 years old, cleaning scallops and preparing vegetables. But the passion was born at the Trattoria dall’Amelia in Mestre, near Venice. He then moved on to the Hotel Royal in Courmayeur, Val d’Aosta, then the Hotel Savoy and Drei Tannen restaurant in San Martino di Castrozza, under contract with Gallia Hotels in Milan and their various resorts.
Relocating to North America
Chef Massimo came to Toronto in 1982 after reconnecting with a cousin who was also in the restaurant business. In 1989, Massimo became a renowned chef at “Prego della Piazza,” where he remained for nine years. He also worked under Michael Carlevale at a dazzling Toronto hotspot.
Massimo noted that Carlevale was someone deeply ingrained in the restaurant business in Toronto, to the point where he essentially invented Italian cuisine in the city. He stuck by his side and Carlevale guided him through the restaurant scene until he had established himself.
In 1997, Massimo partnered with Paolo Paolini from Splendido Restaurant to open Mistura Restaurant and Sopra Upper Lounge, which was opened in 2006.
Massimo currently has 4 Restaurants under his belt as he is the chef brand-owner of;
● Massimo’s Italian FallsView Restaurant - which has a stunning view of the Niagara Falls and is listed under Tripadvisor’s 2021 Travellers choice award,
● Boccone Trattoria Veloce and Boccone Pronto - at Pearson Airport in Toronto,at which he is a co-owner,
● Soprafino Restaurant - which he modelled in 2014 as something similar to Boccone Pronto inside Doha, Qatar’s Hamad International Airport,
● Capra’s Kitchen in Mississauga, Ontario -, which he owns in partnership with Mohamad Fakih of Paramount Fine Foods.
Chef Massimo is a great book writer too. He is an award-winning author, and his book “Three Chefs: The Kitchen Men” received a gold award from the Canadian Culinary Book Awards in 2011.
Massimo is a television personality. He hosts his own show called Gourmet Escapes. He is a regular guest expert on CityTV, Cityline and has also made multiple appearances on the Restaurant Makeover, in addition to being a judge on Chopped Canada for The Food Network.
Image credit: @chefcapra on Instagram
The exact figure of Chef Massimo Capra’s net worth has never been explicitly communicated but is estimated to be above $3 million.