The FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup was founded by CEO Matteo Ferdinandi in March 2013, with the company’s debut of their first restaurant, The Factory Kitchen, in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District in late October.
Executive Chef and Business Partner, Angelo Auriana, joined Ferdinandi and his wife, Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi, in August 2013 shortly before the opening of The Factory Kitchen. The restaurant was an immediate success and continues to serve outstanding, authentic Italian cuisine in downtown Los Angeles.
Chef Auriana leads the kitchen by sharing his wealth of knowledge in classic Italian fare; he re-creates classic recipes by using the freshest, local, and seasonal ingredients with his team of dedicated professionals.
While the three partners have different tasks within the company, they collectively strive for perfection in all aspects of the business, challenging one another and combining their collective talents into consistent operational excellence.
Officine BRERA is the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup’s latest venture that has been in the works since September of 2012.
The FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup employees have unmatched talents driven by passion and strive for perfection in both culinary art and service. Ferdinandi is grateful for his team, stating “we feel blessed by the variety of people that are part of our family and we continue to provide them with a challenging and educational, yet, fulfilling work environment.”
Ferdinandi is currently working in the initial stages of the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup two upcoming culinary ventures: BRERA Catering which is projected to open in mid-2016, as well as Officine ALIMENTARI, a more casual concept slated for late 2016.