BRIAN CANIPELLI | CHEF/OWNER

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.

ERIK Kang | SOUS CHEF

Erik was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the DC area in 1988. He moved to Charlottesville, VA to attend the University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He came back to cook professionally in 2007 and moved to Asheville in 2013. 

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.

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.