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David Maini is the Corporate Executive Chef of one of the top 50 emerging restaurant chains named by FSR magazine, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Maini was taught to cook at a young age by his grandmother who immigrated to the US from Florence, Italy. Her passion and traditions are what later inspired Maini to get his Culinary Degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

Although Maini currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, he has a lifetime of experience in a wide range of industries including hotels, cruise ships, and restaurants throughout the... READ MORE

David Maini is the Corporate Executive Chef of one of the top 50 emerging restaurant chains named by FSR magazine, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Maini was taught to cook at a young age by his grandmother who immigrated to the US from Florence, Italy. Her passion and traditions are what later inspired Maini to get his Culinary Degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

Although Maini currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, he has a lifetime of experience in a wide range of industries including hotels, cruise ships, and restaurants throughout the US and Europe. Some notable highlights include working at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, as a Corporate Chef for Morton’s Steak House, owning his own restaurant in Atlanta, as well as working throughout Europe where he further developed his techniques and individual style. “Food is a celebration of life” is the moto that Maini lives by, which is displayed through his passion for cooking as well as mentoring young chefs.

His vision for Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar is to keep it modern and contemporary. Maini likes to create Burgers of the Week and ever changing specialty menus to keep the restaurant fresh and trendy. Some favorite Burgers of the Week creations include: The French Dip, which is a Certified Angus Beef & Prime Rib blended patty, provolone cheese, fried onion strings, parmesan horseradish crème with aus ju and The Southern Gentlemen which is a Certified Angus Beef patty, pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, Duke’s mayo, vinegar slaw.

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