Celebrated Chef, restaurateur, author and television personality, Chef Massimo Capra brings his impressive culinary vision to the Rainbow Room. Born with a passion for culinary arts, Massimo was introduced to the kitchen in his early teens and quickly established himself as a master of his trade. His time spent in the finest restaurants and hotels in Italy gave him the chance to hone his skills further before boarding a plane for Toronto in the early 80s. Chef Massimo’s rise to culinary royalty began in a small eatery in Toronto operated by a relative and progressed to his role on the founding team of the legendary Byzantium and to concept development of Black and Blue Restaurant. Today, Chef Massimo is Chef/Co-owner of two well-established restaurants in downtown Toronto: Mistura and Sopra Upper Lounge, two restaurants at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport: Boccone Trattoria Veloce and Boccone Pronto and the newly opened Soprafino in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. In addition, Capra is well known to TV audiences for his appearances on CityTV’s “Cityline”, as a host of Food Network Canada’s “Restaurant Makeover”, a guest judge on “Chopped Canada” and as a spokesperson for several national media campaigns.
Niagara-born Chef John Casciato creates an unparalleled fine-dining experience as Executive Chef of the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview. With his strong insight into seasonal ingredients and extensive knowledge of Italian-style cuisine, John continues to make invaluable contributions to Niagara’s ever-growing culinary scene.