Jason is a certified executive chef and owner of Bella Sera, a special event venue and catering company located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. A third-generation food service entrepreneur, Jason launched his first catering business in 1999 and ahs become one of the most respected caterers in the region. In 2006 he built Bella Sera, located in Canonsburg near Southpoint, and became Pennsylvania’s first caterer and event venue certified by the Green Restaurant Association. Bella Sera blends Jason’s cultural heritage with his years of experience developed in world-class business establishments such as Nemacolin Woodlands, Kiawah Islands and Seabrook Island Resorts in Charleston, SC.
In 2009 Jason pioneered the Market Square renovation with Bella Sera Urban Trattoria, Pittsburgh’s first certified green restaurant. His latest endeavor is Bistro at Bella Sera, a tasteful weekday lunch buffet. Jason also teaches cooking classes for those looking to enhance their culinary skills.
Jason has been honored annually from 2008 thru 2012 as a Star Award Recipient by the International Caterers Association. In 2009, Bella Sera was names one of Pittsburgh Business Times “100 Fastest Growing Businesses,” and in 2010 he was awarded with the esteemed title, “Restauranteur of the Year.” In addition, Jason regularly appears on KDKA Live to share his delicious recipes.
In addition to his business ventures, Jason actively serves on the committees of the United Way, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy/Pathways, CASA, and routinely volunteers and donates to various non-profits.
When you meet Jason for the first time, you’ll be struck not only by his incredible passion for food but also his passion for family. A proud father, Jason enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his two daughters Lily and Lauren. He also enjoys skydiving, snowboarding, cycling and sporting clays.