John Villa

A.K.A. "The Chef"

John Villa is a 25 year veteran of the hospitality industry. Finding success as both a chef and entrepreneur, he has created, developed, and operated some of the most thriving brands across the globe.

His knowledge and expertise covers the culinary, creative, and operational aspects of brands and businesses. At a young age, Villa’s first restaurant garnered a coveted 3-star review from the New York Times along with Restaurant of the Year. From there, Villa continued to push forward; he has developed and reimagined brands from the ground up, leading them to success as an instrumental figure every step of the way. He has held several positions in some of the worlds most successful restaurant groups. As a result, his experience spans from high-end dining to QSR concepts and everything in between.

Villa currently resides with his family in Brooklyn and has a second home just outside of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.