Chef Michele Forgione
Michele Forgione is a Montreal Chef, restaurateur and co-owner and culinary director of the Stefano Faita brand with his partner, Stefano Faita. Together, they crafted an entire range of Italian products - sold in grocery stores across the country - all made from simple and good ingredients: pasta sauces, pizzas, pasta, sausages, panettone, tiramisù, hazelnut-cocoa spread, olive oil and more.
Executive Chef/co-owner of four restaurants (Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, Chez Tousignant and Vesta) located in the heart of Montreal's Little Italy. Forgione comes from a long line of excellent home cooks, yet his formal training took place at the Pius X Culinary Institute, followed by the Institut de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie du Québec in pastry and baking.
He has also appeared on numerous television programs like Wall of Chefs and recently hosted Mangia Quebec on TLN. He is (co-author) of his first cookbook Montrealissimo history of food of the Italian-Montrealers.