Meet the Chef

Chef Ryan Zargo was born and raised in Trussville, Alabama.  He is of Hungarian heritage, and cooking has always been a big part of his life.  His parents always had a passion for growing their own food, and he began helping in the garden at a young age.  He grew up learning how to make meals off of what his family had on hand, utilizing whatever their garden produced.  His Hungarian culture pays a wonderful complement to his Mediterranean cooking and his upbringing inspired a passion for the culinary field, which led him to Virginia College to obtain his degree in Culinary Arts.

Chef Zargo began his professional career working at The Fish Market in Birmingham under Chef George Sarris.  From there he went to The Club in Birmingham where he was the Chef Garde Manger.  He was then offered an opportunity to gain more experience at Bellini’s as the Executive Sous Chef before returning to The Club as a full time Chef.  Chef Zargo has loved getting a taste of preparing dishes of all varieties in his culinary journey.  He has returned to Bellini’s as the Executive Chef, where he is able to explore his own creative flair to make every meal he prepares exquisite!