Native of Turin, Italy is chef and co-owner at Mina. Born in a restaurateurs’ family, her early official experience in the industry was at her parent’s hospitality group where she worked from the front to the back of the house learning the soul of the business. Her passion of cooking moved her to travel and learn more about ingredients, trends, methods and secrets involved into the sacred ritual of eating well. Her appreciation for the beautiful simplicity of the Italian traditions is reflected in every restaurant she opened during the years, every consultant she designed and in every recipe she is involved with.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Luis is co-owner and host at Mina. He began his career in finance sector but his connection and passion for food and wine led him back to the hospitality industry in the late 90’s. He spent several years developing new initiatives into the Fallone’s Hospitality Group and opened his first restaurant in Miami in 2001. Following its immediate success he contributed to increase the family business and opened his second restaurant in 2011 in Caracas. In 2014 he decided to move with his family to Houston where they founded Borgo Food Station, a successful “gastro casual” to-go concept that immediately achieve recognition in town. Luis is in charge of the front of the house at Mina, giving “il benvenuto” and sharing the Italian culture of family, where is most often celebrated, at the dinner table.