He was born on July 25, 1945 in Naples Italy. He started as an apprentice cook at the age of 17, in a small restaurant in his hometown. Later, Chef Gaetano joined his uncle in Long Island New York, where he opened his first restaurant, called 'Aniello's'. After almost five years he decided to go back to Europe to work for the famous 'La Terrazza' in London, where he was employed as Sous Chef and Garde-Manger. Together with executive Chef Piero Fossati, he cooked for customers like Peter Seller, Giancarlo Giannini, Roger Moore, Sammy Davis Jr. & Frank Sinatra.
His background also includes cooking in restaurants like 'Ciro a Santa Brigida' and 'La Sacrestia' in Naples, 'Nova Hotels', 'La Piave' in Modena, 'Villa San Pietro' in Vatican City Rome, Giararrosto Florence, and 'Bacco' in Munich, where the popular newspaper 'Die Seite Zwei' called Chef Gaetano the 'Pavorotti of Cuisine'.