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Michael Toscano

Chef, Perla

Michael Toscano is widely recognized in New York for his seasonal and authentic approach to Italian food. Most recently, he served as the executive chef and partner of Perla, Montmartre & Jeffrey's Grocery from its opening in 2011 until January 2015.

He honed his skills at Babbo, and Manzo, before taking the helm at Perla, where he received a nod from Esquire, and The New York Times (2 stars). He is a James Beard Semi-finalist, a Starchefs Rising Star Chef, and part of this year's Zagat 30 Under 30.

He and his wife, Caitlin, have two children, Julian and Marley.