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Chef Gaetano Cannata

Private Chef In Bradenton

Chef Gaetano Cannata

Get to know me better

I pride myself on providing a unique dining experience. We don’t just cook here, we create and build relationships

Chef Gaetano's extensive knowledge of Sicilian cuisine comes from his tight-knit Sicilian neighborhood in New Jersey, where his family’s home was often the gathering place for friends and relatives to bond over the elaborate meals prepared by Cannata’s father.

After moving to Florida, Cannata honed his culinary skills in local restaurants while furthering his career as an educator. He was eager to fufill the dream of sharing his unique cuisine with others.

In 2007 he did so in his own way by converting a charming cottage in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts into “Ortygia”. Here, Chef Gaetano serves up “Monzu” cuisine, a hybrid of Sicilian-French cooking that datesback to Napoleon’s time.

Chef Gaetano embraces the diverse culinary influences found in Sicilian cuisine, including Arab, Greek, Spanish and North-African.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Bradenton.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Bradenton. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Bradenton? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Bradenton.

Book your experience with Chef Gaetano

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.