"We both started young, surrounded by hospitality, food, coffee and wine. It's our life, it's the only thing we know!"
Brothers Tony Ferrari and Austin ferrari
Austin started young in the restaurant world. He worked up through FOH and BOH at reputable restaurants in Cincinnati, and found himself interested more in the steps of service, beverage, and management. at the age of 16, little ferrari started tasting, reading, and studying more about wine and viticulture, which led him to join the team at the iconic chez panisse restaurant in Berkely. during his years at chez panisse restaurant, austin acquired his associates in business at the city college of berkeley, traveled to europe multiple times to study wine, its origins, and the production. While leading the beverage program at Hillside Supper Club he acquired his sommelier certification through the court of Master sommeliers. austin opened provender coffee & food in 2015 and is currently expanding in cincinnati, where he is opening ferrari barber & coffee co. and mom 'n 'em coffee. While running all the outposts, austin also overseas all the operations and growth for the ferrari bros brand.
Tony is a successful chef, restauranteur, and lifestyle personality. He was inspired to become a chef during his first kitchen job at age 13, washing dishes and making fresh pasta after school. He later graduated from culinary school at Johnson and Wales University, and worked at a variety of notable Miami restaurants before travelling to Europe to learn about old world technique and culinary traditions. Ferrari then received a James Beard and Jean Louis Palladin Foundation grant to travel to Thailand and the west coast to study holistic farming, cooking, and agriculture. Today he splits his time between San Francisco where he owns Hillside Supper Club and Provender Coffee, and his hometown Cincinnati where he owns Ferrari Barber & Coffee Co. and Mom' N' em Coffee. His current project is Ferrari Bros, a brand that represents real estate, lifestyle, hospitality, travel, and consulting. He can be found riding his ducati, at food and wine events, or tinkering with his vintage car collection.
In San Francisco is where the two got their feet wet.....