Live Mildly and Wildly

Massimo de Francesa

Meet Massimo, he is obsessed with listening to Pandora, can’t live without great hot sauce, and is getting ready to introduce some new items on the menu. Read how he finished these 20 sentences.

Name: Massimo De Francesca
Age: 30 somethin’………….(33)
Title: Exec. Chef of Taggia at Firesky Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant
Married/Single: Not Single
Kids: 2 beautiful dogs
Live: Scottsdale

I was born…

To live mildly and wildly, In that order.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

You can go skiing, boating and lay by the pool all in the same day

I’m listening to…

Sam Roberts band a Montreal based band on Pandora – I’m hooked on Pandora

My family…

not sure I like this one can we skip? It’s all my wife’s fault!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

José Andres

One thing I cannot live without…

a high quality well-balanced Hot sauce such as; Matouk’s, Sri rachi, tortuga’s “sweet heat” or Harissa. I really do put that stuff almost everywhere!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a recording engineer or a wildlife biologist

I’m inspired by…

Traveling and experiencing different cultures.

The one person who motivates me is…

My wife.  She is always a great support and my biggest fan!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

End hunger, peacefully.

The perfect day would be…

being 21 again and walking up somewhere in Europe,  just kidding…. Actually waking up early in Alaska and going fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms at the same time.

My first job was…

Was a busboy at a high-volume restaurant. It was actually called “the thirsty cactus” and I was only 13!

My favorite escape…

for a short fix I resort to playing my guitar and jam only as long as my wife allows me to – she hates my guitar! But I can fish all day in chest high water in the middle of a river, because she would never come with – no limits there!

My life…

so far has been what I’ve prepared for; an amazing journey and my plan is continue the adventures.

I’m currently working on…

introducing some new menu items very soon – stay tuned, as I’m excited.

Always…

practice your experiences

Never…

forget what you’ve learned and don’t ever put limits on yourself!

Favorite Quote…

“wherever you are – be all there”

Biggest Dream…

is to retire young and live in a Muskoka cottage and continue traveling.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

People that slurp their soup. People that drag their heels.  People that snore.



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