Luigi Garcia has a wealth of education and experience in culinary arts with Phil Stefani Restaurants. During the 20 years he has worked for Phil Stefani’s he has immersed himself in all aspects of the kitchen and formed relationships with local and international chefs. Through these relationships he has obtained direct and incomparable experiences. He observes food trends and Italian traditions related to seafood and apply them in continued pursuit of perfection and development of new dishes and Riva classics. Chef Luigi is always conscious of those around him, and is focused on education and teaching his cooks and restaurant staff about the food, presentation and efficiency in the kitchen.
As the Executive Chef at Riva, Chef Luigi makes all customers feel welcomed through his knowledgeable servers greeting them in a friendly and warm manner and through his experienced kitchen staff cooking dishes that will delight their palate. Chef Luigi makes a point to listen to customer’s inquiries, by preparing food that will meet their demand. He strives to have Riva’s food recognized and remembered.