Donna first learned how to cook from her own mother and then from her Italian grandmother who immigrated to Rochester, NY from Melfi, Italy, bringing with her incredible family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Donna’s old world Italian home-style cooking was enhanced by sharing the kitchen with her mother-in-law from Sicily.
In addition to cooking, Donna, taking after her beautiful mother and auntie, both early-Hollywood starlets, has worked in the entertainment industry since she was a child modeling for Vogue magazine. Donna’s well known local reputation in both Reno and LA led her to follow her dream of turning her love for cooking into a career. Donna’s dream first came into fruition when she entered the Nevada State Fair for the 2nd time in 2010 and took home many awards including Best of Show.
Certified Food Safety Manager: National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
Washoe County Health District: Certified Food Protection Manager
Reno Gazette Journal, Reno, Nevada:
Featured in the MY Week section... July 17th - 23rd 2011
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