Massimo Noja de Marco
"Because of his constant pursuit for Innovation in the Food Industry, Massimo made the Top Ten in the 2020 NRN Power List of Restaurant Leaders changing the industry at # 7.
This year’s list focused on technology and innovation, and featured individuals bringing game changing solutions and unrivaled creativity to the biggest issues facing restaurants today.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Piestro, a Fully Automated Pizzeria, Massimo is now raising funds for this new revolutionary Company that will deliver a delicious Artisanal Pizza in 3 minutes or less.
After launching Kitchen United in 2017, Massimo drove all aspects of design innovations of KU Kitchen Centers. As KU “Idea Man” Massimo's goal became to design and deliver a perfect work space for Virtual restaurants.
With a keen eye for Innovation and Technology Massimo sits on the Board of Miso Robotics, has a stake in Bowlton Robotic where he runs Development, and advises for OrderMark, Babylon Micro Farms and Nurish. Automation, Robotics, AI, and Facial Recognition are some of Massimo's priorities.
Prior to launching Kitchen United, Massimo owned and operated PH+E, a boutique consulting firm focusing on opening restaurants, hotels and bars across the US, Mexico and Europe. He served as Vice President of Operations for SBE Entertainment, controlling all operational aspects for the Restaurants and Nightlife division. Previously he covered the same role at Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events, overseeing operations for all venues in S. California, including major events and awards shows, such as the Academy Awards.
Formerly, Massimo owned and operated restaurants in NYC and Los Angeles and ran the Food and Beverage Department for The Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey and Hillcrest Country Club in Beverly Hills.
Massimo was raised in a seven-generation family in Hospitality in the Lake District outside of Milan, Italy. For three years he ran the family business composed of boutique hotels and restaurants in Italy."