Rikki Giambruno grew up in rural Minnesota and traces his love of food and cooking back to his mother, who regularly cooked elaborate meals and kept an extensive vegetable garden. Rikki began his career in the Midwest and immediately felt at home in the professional kitchen. After moving to New York City, he attended the International Culinary Center and became immersed in the city’s restaurant scene. In 2014, Rikki found the place that perfectly fit his values and aesthetic and joined the team at frannys. Rikki lives in Park Slope with his cat, Reggie.