Chef Marco Barrila, born and raised in Messina, Sicily was impressed at an early age by the vast range of regional food dishes while traveling Northern and Southern Italy.
Marco found his passion for cooking at age 13 while working in his grandmother’s trattoria La Caraffa which was established back in the 1800s.
By the time he was 18, Marco had already apprenticed at local bakeries, butchers and pasta shops. At 24, he moved to New York City to begin his career as a chef.
He currently is the chef and owner of Insatiable Eats, a events and catering company and Shinnecock Lobster Factory.