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Chef Umberto Pala

Born and raised in Bergamo, Italy, in the Lombardi region, Chef Umberto Pala brings extensive culinary training and experience to Vin Santo. As a young boy he loved spending time in the kitchen and began working in restaurants at age 14. As soon as he was of age, he began studies at the San Pellegrino Hotel School, where he completed the three-year culinary arts program. Cooking has become a lifelong occupation and passion.

Umberto has held Executive Chef duties in several leading California restaurants. His training, experience, and expertise brings a unique style to the authentic Italian plates served at Vin Santo. "Providing the freshest, highest quality food, service and ambiance" are Umberto's primary objectives.