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Janet Zuccarini | Canada | Culinary Artist

CEO | Founder

Janet Zuccarini is not just a CEO and Founder; she's a visionary culinary artist reshaping the landscape of dining experiences. With over 28 years at the helm of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, she has crafted an empire that celebrates family, innovation, and the art of cuisine. Rooted in a profound respect for tradition yet unafraid to push boundaries, Janet's mission is clear: to curate the most culturally relevant and celebrated culinary collective globally. Under her leadership, Gusto 54 has become synonymous with transporting experiences, where delectable dishes, captivating design, and heartfelt hospitality converge. From Toronto's beloved Trattoria Nervosa to the vibrant Gusto 101, and the soulful Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen, each establishment tells a story of passion and authenticity.

Janet's commitment to excellence has garnered acclaim, with Gusto 54 recognized as a Deloitte Best Managed Company and ranked among the top workplaces in Canada.

Her expansion into Los Angeles with Felix Trattoria, a James Beard Finalist, and the upcoming launch of Gusto Green in the Jewelry District, solidifies her impact on the international culinary scene.

Beyond her culinary empire, Janet's influence extends into the realms of education and philanthropy. A Boston University MBA alumna, she shares her insights as a keynote speaker for Women of Influence, advocating for human rights and supporting healthcare initiatives through her involvement with organizations like the Oakville Hospital Foundation.

Janet Zuccarini's story is one of relentless innovation, boundless creativity, and a dedication to enriching lives through the power of exceptional dining experiences. With each venture, she continues to redefine what it means to savor the moment and indulge in life's culinary pleasures.

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