Sous Chef


Younger brother of Chef Luca, Francesco reunited with his brother thanks to their mutual love and respect for food.  Upon completing his studies and culinary work in Verona, Italy, which also included learning traditional French chocolate making and training as a gelato maker, Francesco found himself at Ristorante La Pesa in Australia.


After living separate lives for a number of years, Francesco joined Luca at his side at S. Y. Kitchen, where he brought his skilled talent for the fine art of fresh pasta making.  Of his culinary explorations, Francesco says, “I am happiest when I can feel the flavors dancing on my palate.”
















1110 Faraday Street in Santa Ynez, California   805.691.9794