ABOUT NAPOLI CULINARY ACADEMY & CAFE NAPOLI
Napoli Culinary Academy is a non-profit organization offering Diplomas in the Culinary Arts Management Program in addition to providing educational services for the community in many ways such as through the SETA (Sacramento Employment and Training Agency), private scholarships to assist members of our community and low-cost programs for those in need.
Café Napoli was founded in 1992, by Hassi Sadri. Chef Hassi nationally recognized restaurant, Cafe Napoli appeared on the cover of Pizza Today Magazine in 1993, making the restaurant one of the Top 100 Unique Restaurants In The Nation. Since then, Napoli has received numerous accolades for the Best Restaurant in the Sacramento area. Café Napoli quickly became Sacramento's premiere hot-spot. It has been the place to go to for mouth-watering gourmet dishes and who to contact for the best event catering in town, having catered everyone from the Governor's office to exclusive local weddings.
Chef Hassi has an extensive national and international background in the Culinary Arts. He has a PhD in Industrial Management and experience ranging from being the Director of Food & Beverage of a premiere Hotel Casino in Reno, General Manager of a Las Vegas Hotel, Restaurant Management, Hotel Consulting of a prestigious hotel in London, Industrial Kitchen design in Austria to being the founder of the popular Café Napoli in Sacramento. Chef Hassi's talent as a nationally recognized gourmet chef and his very popular, Café Napoli were recognized many times throughout the years with various accolades in the Sacramento area. This exposure and recognition inspired him to open the academy.
His background and passion for teaching in earlier culinary experiences provided the encouragement he needed to start the Napoli Culinary Academy and Event Catering In 1997. Napoli opened the Culinary School section called Napoli Culinary Academy where students can earn their Culinary Arts Management Diplomas.
Due to Hassi Sadri's numerous accolades, culinary expertise and great success, he earned the title of, International Culinary Judge. He has also been the Head Judge at the Annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas and the Annual International Pizza and Pasta Expo in Atlantic City for several years, becoming the Head Judge in 2012. The Academy now hosts popular fun 3-hour cooking classes that include lunch/dinner and wine in addition to our Award-Winning Event Catering and To-Go Take N Bake and Heat & Serve gourmet dishes. In fact, the cooking classes have become so popular within the past few years that they sell out months in advance.