Brian grew up in Atlanta and moved to Asheville in 2003. He is a 2002 graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Brian is a Star Chefs Rising Star 2013 and a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast award 2016.

Donnie Pratt | beverage director

Donnie grew up in Western North Carolina, attended college in Greensboro, NC, and in 2008 came back to Asheville.  In 2010 he helped develop the local supper club, Blind Pig Asheville, and tended bar at the Magnetic Field.  In 2012 he took his current position as beverage director at Cucina 24 and in 2013 was nominated as a Star Chefs Rising Star.

nick hane | SOUS CHEF

Nick went to college at RIT in Rochester NY and started working in an office.  After giving that up he moved back to North Carolina and started washing dishes. Following this new interest in culinary he attended AB Tech. He started cooking for Mike Moore at the now closed Seven Sows where he worked with chef Caitlin McMillian and Todd Woods.  Nick started to work for Brian Canipelli at Cucina 24 as a cook 3 years ago and is now the sous chef.  

tony elkovich | SOUS CHEF

Also known as Terry the Terrible, Tony is our head of our pasta production.  Tony was born on the banks of the muddy Mississippi.

Sam Stumpf | Pastry Chef

I see my craft as an outlet for creative expression and an opportunity to preserve and display the integrity and incredible bounty of local ingredients at my fingertips.  I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA and attended the Culinary School at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.