Giovanni Fesser (AKA The Pastelito Papi)

Giovanni Fesser, better known by the moniker Pastelito Papi, attended Johnson & Wales University and has been the Sous Chef at Ariete restaurant in Coconut Grove since 2015. 

Throughout almost 20 years of experience, he has worked notable individuals such as Chef Norman Van Aken, and currently Chef Michael Beltran at Ariete and Chug’s...

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Giovanni Fesser (AKA The Pastelito Papi)

Giovanni Fesser, better known by the moniker Pastelito Papi, attended Johnson & Wales University and has been the Sous Chef at Ariete restaurant in Coconut Grove since 2015. 

Throughout almost 20 years of experience, he has worked notable individuals such as Chef Norman Van Aken, and currently Chef Michael Beltran at Ariete and Chug’s Diner.

Inspired by is Cuban heritage, Giovanni has recently captured the attention of the Miami foodie scene with his innovative twist on the famed Cuban pastry, the pastelito. 

The “Pastelito Papi,” Giovanni has created a rotating lineup of unique craft pastelitos including pb&;j, lechon, apple pie, guava (sourced locally from a farm in the Redlands) & cheese and the now famed “Frita Pastelito,” that started it all. 

You can find the Pastelito Papi’s wonderful creations at Chug’s Diner, located in the heart of Coconut Grove.

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