Gerardo Moceri, a native of Michigan, relocated to Arizona and 1998 to work with Chef Wiley at The Boulder’s Resort. Yearning to create culinary feasts that showcased more of his Italian Heritage, Chef Moceri found his way to Payson, Arizona to open Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe. This is where he currently resides with his wife and two children Natalie Rose and Gerardo Francesco, both attend ASU. Gerardo has studied the culinary arts all over the world from Italy, Hawaii, Switzerland, Paris, Texas, New York. He brings this experience with him to create some of the finest Italian cuisine in Sedona.