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Meet the Team

Chef Paola & Co. is built upon a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork. Here are some of the friendly faces whose passion, creativity and hard work is at the heart of everything we do.

Head Chef

Paola Martinenghi

Paola is a highly educated and experienced Italian chef from Milan, who has two burning passions: food and design. It is her dream to be able to share her experience in both of these fields through the creation of Chef Paola & Co.


Brand Manager and Stylist

Melissa Caporrella

Melissa is an Italian-Australian stylist with a background in managing high-end European fashion brands and an ambassador for Made in Italy. She holds a Masters in Management of Made in Italy: Fashion, Luxury and Design, and has a passion for detail and timeless elegance.

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Photographer and videographer


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Graphic Designer

Kelechi Hafstað

Kelechi is a creative graphic designer and photographer with a Masters degree in Marketing. She specialises in brand strategy and creating emotive branding that will stand the test of time. 

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