The Chefs' Corner
Meet Nicholas Stefanelli, Michelin Star Ambassador
Michelin star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli serves as ambassador of Greek foods for Ancient Foods. As Chef/Owner of Washington, DC’s Masseria, Officina and a forthcoming downtown Greek restaurant, Stefanelli has been instrumental in elevating The District’s dining scene to the international stage. Born and raised in the DC Metro area of dual Greek and Italian heritage, Stefanelli realized at a young age the power of quality ingredients and home cooking. Having trained in some of the country’s most respected kitchens, he has an unmatched understanding of nuanced flavor profiles and food pairings, a knowledge he imparts on guests through his food. Stefanelli has traveled extensively abroad, and throughout Greece, meeting with local artisans and learning about the unique cultures surrounding gastronomy. In his work with Ancient Foods, Stefanelli is proud to showcase the diverse bounty of the country, telling the stories of its people and their shared history.