We are deeply saddened at the passing of Donna Scala, a dear friend, integral member of the Bonnet Creek family and a dynamic force in the culinary world. Though we will miss her presence, her exuberant energy and passion for creating great food and memorable experiences will live on in our hearts, and at La Luce.
Signature Chef, La Luce
Donna blends the key elements of creativity, design and commitment with quality that makes La Luce a unique dining experience.
Donna grew up surrounded by the restaurant and hotel business. Her grandfather owned several different types of restaurants and Donna received first-hand experience throughout her childhood. Donna’s passion for food grew and she headed to the South of France to formally study her culinary craft. She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982 to open a gourmet French and Italian food store in Sausalito.
Donna Scala is passionate about her creations, and only uses the freshest, finest raw ingredients from local purveyors as well as vegetables from the restaurant’s gardens. The Scalas also produce their own olive oil from the olive trees located in Napa Valley.