Who Is Chef Franco Pepe?
Netflix Chef's table cast Franco Pepe is one of Italy's top pizzaiolos. He is a contemporary artist with a long-standing love of pizza.
He exhibits this lifelong passion at his eatery Pepe in Grani in Caiazzo, a town about an hour northeast of Naples. He comes from a line of expert bakers. He has spent many hours observing and learning from his grandparents, father, brothers Antonio and Massimiliano, and other family members.
He left a family pizza dynasty for a solo venture innovating pies, handmade dough, and local ingredients have made him a star all his own.
He officially first opened his restaurant Pepe in Grani in 2005. His restaurant was just round the corner from his grandfather’s bakery.
At the time, Caiazzo was not mainly known for its food. However, with the series of food ventures from the Pepe family, the town's popularity was raised among travelers.