Gian Franco Brugaletta started his career in Caracas Venezuela, where he is originally from. After working for several years in the advertising industry he decided to follow his true passion, cooking. Greatly influenced by his Italian heritage, (mostly his Grandmother) he decided to pursuit his true calling. He opened up a sushi laboratory and created a wide list of catering clients. After studying and working in the Venezuelan capital, he decided to move to Italy’s Asti region to continue his studies. After having been a student at the ICIF International Culinary Institute for Foreigners outside Turin, he worked with world renowned Chef. Moreno Cedroni at La Madonnina del Pescatore. He later moved to Monaco where he worked for the Monaco Restaurant Group at the traditional Italian Bistro La Saliere in Monte Carlo and then for the world-renowned Societe de Bains de Mer.
In summer of 2010, Chef Brugaletta was called to open the new Buddha Bar in Monte Carlo Monaco, as Executive Chef, where he surprised guests every evening for the last seven years.
In 2017, Chef Brugaletta opens nonna- urban eatery in Old Town Scottsdale. Nonna delights patrons with urban, globally-inspired dishes made from seasonal and carefully selected ingredients, amazing techniques and a touch of madness.