Brian Canipelli

Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

chef/owner, Cucina24

Maker: Chef

Brian is originally from Atlanta, but has been in Asheville since 2002. He attended culinary school in Charleston at Johnson & Wales. He opened cucina24 in 2008 and took over the food program with Burial Beer Co. in 2018.

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