PLEASE NOTE: The bridge at Kingshighway and Shaw is closed for reconstruction.
Reaching us from either major highways 40 or 44 will not be affected. CLICK HERE for more info and detailed directions if traveling Kingshighway North.
Locally born and raised, I am proud to be able to showcase the flavors of my home region. My Italian immigrant grandparents had a small restaurant in North County
where my father worked as a short order cook. I knew it was in my blood to become
a Chef. I began my formal training in the culinary program at St. Louis Community College and moved on to graduate from the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
Upon graduation I returned to St. Louis where I worked at restaurants
including David Slay's ZuZu Petals and Bistro Eau at The Chase Park Plaza.
I really wanted to further my education and focus on farm-to-table cooking.
San Francisco became my new home where I began working under James Beard
Award Winning Chef Judy Rodgers at Zuni Cafe. Finally, I decided to return to
St. Louis to open my own bistro, dedicated to the region I knew and loved best.
Throughout my career, I've learned that it is not only important to have the tools
of the trade, but imperative to have a passion for what you do, learn the basics from dedicated teachers, and ultimately, surround yourself with a talented, energetic and dedicated staff. I think you will find on your next visit to FIVE Bistro, we've managed
to blend all those elements together to provide a fine dining experience for you!