About Our Chef


Chef Maurizio comes from a family of good home cooks, learning from an early age the importance of food and family, watching his Mother prepare almost all family meals. Born in Salerno, Italy, appreciation of good food is a genetic trait!

An Authentic Italian Chef

He Loves to Cook Good Food

During his college years, he became the favorite invitee for weekends away and parties for his friends, because he was always ready to take on the cooking responsibilities for the event.

With their encouragement, Maurizio attended the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, where he graduated with honors in 1999. He also attended a study abroad program in Chioggia, Italy, gaining valuable insights into Italian cuisine while studying at a five star resort with top Italian Chefs.

Carpe Diem Catering

The Expression of Chef Maurizio’s Passion and Talents!

Starting in 1999, Carpe Diem Catering has been the professional expression of Chef Maurizio’s passion and talents! Offering every aspect of professional catering services from drop off to private cooking classes! In 2005, Chef Maurizio started offering an escorted tour of the Amalfi Coast of Italy. An UNESCO World Heritage site, the Amalfi Coast of Italy was chosen for its exceptional cultural, historic, and geographical example of Mediterranean life.


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