An adventure with a locally & globally inspired menu.Catering with passion & soul.
Chef Giorgio hails from Cariati (Calabria) Italy ,where he attended the Culinary Institute Giovanni Mazzone for 5 years. Learning to cook with amazing food and creating insightful dishes, Giorgio branched out, desiring to bring these flavors and inspirations to the US.
Giorgio Curti's next venture was joinining his family’s restaurant, Trattoria Grappolo (www.trattoriagrappolo.com) in June of 2006 to oversee all aspects of the restaurant’s dining operations while also acting as head chef. Trattoria Grappolo is best celebrated for its authentic southern Italian cuisine with seasonal ingredients and great culinary innovations.It is an iconic dining establishment and is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Santa Barbara County and it is there where he began to conceptualize Amaranto.
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Our StoryOne Chef's dream of a new way to cater
Chef Giorgio's true passion has been the development of a forward thinking Catering company that could deliver dishes from around the world.It is through Amaranto that Giorgio can express his vision & share cooking styles from Argentina, Spain & Asia.
Catering allows Chef Giorgio to bring his creations to you & so many others in beautiful surroundings throughout the State of California. Giorgio is as passionate about creating lasting relationships as he is about creating the inspiring dishes and meals tailored to your next event. Giorgio Curti's philosophy focused upon building relationships with true artisans of the craft from all over Central California & the world.
As a result, Amaranto’s catering menus are both locally & globally inspired, sourcing the highest quality ingredients available at that very moment.Dinner & lunch catering menus are derived from what is seasonally fitting & tailored specifically to each individuals client’s needs, focused around a culinary theme for a specific group event.