Born and raised just outside of Detroit, Michigan, Chef Danny Girolomo is the Executive Chef for the award-winning Wit and Wisdom by Chef Michael Mina in Sonoma, California.
His career began working for Max and Erma’s restaurant group, where he worked for several locations opening and training new hires in our region. He was then given an opportunity to work for Pine Lake Country Club, where his true passion developed.
Chef Girolomo married in 2011 and soon moved to Sonoma County, California, with his wife to escape the snow, where he was accepted at the Culinary Institute of America. He then worked at FARM at Carneros Inn under Andrew Budnyj. Chef Andrew really instilled his discipline, attention to detail, sense of urgency, and passion for farm-to-table cuisine. In 2017, Girolomo began at John Ash and Co. as sous chef, where he found himself elevating the tasting menu based on their four onsite vegetable gardens and greenhouse and where they obtained their first Michelin recommendation. In 2019, he worked at Barndiva, where he quickly moved up to Chef De Cuisine, overseeing two restaurants; one was French-influenced, and the other was a Mediterranean-inspired gallery for events and holidays.
Chef Girolomo joined Wit and Wisdom in 2020 as part of the opening and promoted to Executive Chef in May of 2022.