Although there were many Italian traditions that Giovanni Stanziano’s family kept alive in their St. Catharines home, their passion for good food spoke to him from a very early age.
Using Niagara’s restaurants and bakeries as a training ground, Giovanni explored the craft and went on to receive his Red Seal chef certification through Niagara College. While cooking at one of Niagara’s most renowned winery restaurants, Giovanni realized his true calling was baking and followed his heart to one of Ontario’s premiere croissant bakeries. As he spent hours rolling delicate pastry by hand each morning, Giovanni solidified his vision for Con Gusto. One day, he would open a bakery that would use only time-honoured techniques and the finest ingredients to create a new standard of breads and baking for Niagara residents to enjoy.
Since first opening its doors in 2006, Con Gusto has earned a reputation as a go-to source for premium-quality artisanal breads, pastries and traditional Italian baking in Niagara.