Chef Rivera apprenticed under Mark McEwan at Sutton Place Hotel, Pronto Restaurant. Francesco became Head Chef at Barolo Restaurant, Gavi, and Chef/Owner of Galileo Restaurant. Also Executive Chef at Noce Restaurant, has worked with Wolfgang Puck of Spago's.
Chef Rivera is a Member of Escoffier Society and CFCC. He is also a graduate of Humber's Cook Apprentice Program (1986).