Biography: Johnny Ciao
Ciao always loved to cook for his clients and after producing a book and video called 'Cooking With Country Music Stars', that went on to sell close to 1,000,000 copies. It featured recipes from 36 top country music stars from Hank Williams Jr. to Dolly Parton.
In the mid-80's, Johnny moved his operation from the east coast to the west coast (LA/SF). His second home in San Francisco is what led Johnny to becoming more involved with his passion for food when he met the late concert promoter Bill Graham who asked Johnny to create some of his Inventive Cuisine Treats for Bay Area luminaries at his yearly Bammy Awards Show. There Johnny came in contact with the Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis, Buddy Miles, Chris Isaac and many other music greats. He created backstage food and went on to cook for many of these artists one on one in their homes, at recording studios, on the road and wherever.