Johnny’s passion for food and cooking runs deep and has for more than two decades. Johnny started his professional cooking career as a private chef in Lake Tahoe. His many clients included the likes of Sammy Hagar, Robin Williams and many well-known sports celebrities.
During 2008, Johnny was instrumental in the opening of Martis Camp, an exclusive golf community located just outside of Truckee. In the spring of 2012, Johnny helped Campo opened its doors, bringing the “farm-to-table” movement to Reno. After three years at Campo, Johnny also helped open Reno Provisions, a market, cafeteria and commissary next door.
Johnny then took the reins as executive chef at chez louie, located in the Nevada Museum of Art. This move earned a USA Today’s ranking as one of the 30 best museum restaurants in the country. Johnny was able to elevate and progress chez louie’s cuisine to the level akin to Nevada’s only accredited art museum.