Anthony Minniti, JR.

Anthony Minniti, 35, was introduced to cooking early in his childhood by helping out his grandmother in her Southern California café. He realized at a young age that his interest in cooking was developing into a passion.

With that in mind, Anthony worked his way through the ranks in several renowned kitchens in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Once realizing his passion, Anthony enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, which is considered by many professionals to be the most esteemed cooking school in America. Anthony excelled in the curriculum, completing the program several months early and with honors. He was awarded a coveted fellowship position to open the much-anticipated West Coast campus of the Culinary Institute of America in the beautiful Napa Valley.

Anthony chose to remain in the Wine Country, citing an unparalleled opportunity to work with the finest food and wine available. His resume lists some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Valley, including the Auberge du Soleil, Celadon and Bistro Don Giovanni.

His continuing goal is to consistently exceed guests’ expectations in relation to
flavor, food and wine pairings and quality. To achieve this goal, Anthony
created the Napa Valley Cooking Company, which focuses on heightening his
client’s experience with food and wine through wine dinners, private functions,
demonstration and hands on instruction.

His long-term passion is easily translated for his clients through his inspiring interpretations of flavor through food and wine.