Carlo Peretti was raised in the North of England. A Yorkshire boy he received his initial training at Thomas Danby’s Culinary School in Leeds, England. He then received an International Hospitality & Tourism Management Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.


In 1995 at the age of 21 he moved to America, initially for just a placement year. Based in the state of New York, Carlo has worked in some of Rochester and the Finger Lake's finest establishments. Carlo is well known for his work at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, prior to that Carlo was Executive Chef at various locations in the area including the Esperanza Mansion and Thendara Inn & Restaurant. While working in New York State, Chef Carlo has cultivated relationships with local growers and producers which he uses to further enhance an educational and experiential gateway to New York State’s incredible wine, food and culinary industries. Chef Carlo’s national and international experience, passion and creativity add a unique flair to using local ingredients.