Adam Sobel is the award-winning chef and partner of MINA Group and New Italian CO. Sobel earned acclaim and success after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. In 2011, Sobel moved to Washington, DC to serve as executive chef at Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, kickstarting a lifelong partnership with Chef Mina. At MINAGroup, Sobel oversees culinary direction for the group’s 40+ restaurants across the US and Dubai, including the Michelin-starred flagship in San Francisco, MICHAEL MINA.
A California native, Sara Cárdenas is a photographer and self-taught home cook who grew up in a family that valued wholesome farm-to-table cooking. Sara’s love of cooking seasonally with local ingredients prompted her to establish her Instagram, @thefoodthatweshare, during the height of the pandemic. This has led to numerous opportunities creating content and recipes with like-minded brands and publications.
Lorenzo is a 1st generation Italian who is passionate about keeping the Italian traditions alive. Growing up he spent his summers in Italy in their family's hometown of Durazzano. Over the years his love for cooking became embedded into his everyday lifestyle, from his annual sauce making to organizing private dinners and trips to Italy. Lorenzo loves to share his culture with others and loves working with Bona Furtuna, because of its authentic quality products.