Meet Our Team

We love creating gelato. Whether it’s Patrizia’s third generation family gelato recipes or exploring exquisite new blends of seasonal flavor and texture with Nicola, all Gio Gelati begins with pure, farm fresh quality ingredients. Here’s a few insights into the Gio Gelati team:


Nicola Trois

Chef di Gelato

Gio Gelati Co-founder and Chef di Gelato, Nicola Trois hails from Verona, Italy. A graduate of the prestigious ALMA (La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana), he is an expert in managing the kitchen operations and farm relations. As an international celebrity chef, Nicola is currently filming his own cooking show in Italy.

“I want our clientele to experience the taste and texture of authentic Italian gelato.”



Patrizia Pasqualetti

Maestro Gelatiere

Developing new flavor experiences through the taste, aroma, texture and color of farm fresh ingredients is the passion of third generation Master Gelatiere, Patrizia Pasqualetti from Orvieto, Umbria, Italy. An offering of Patrizia’s delightful frozen gelati treats are exclusively available at Gio Gelati in the USA.

“Gelato does not imitate the taste of a flavor – it is made of it.”


Guido Mastropaolo

Customer Relations

Gio Gelati Co-founder and managing the Front of House customer experience is Guido Mastropaolo, a business leader with years of executive leadership in global companies including Disney. Guido is a master in creating unforgettable customer experiences.

“We want to bring color back into an often grey world and let people enjoy life.”