Meet the Team
Our tours are led by any combination of our talented team. Owners Rynn & David Caputo, Chief Curation Officer Kyle Carter, Curata team members, members of the Caputo Brothers Creamery cheese team, and occasionally a guest chef or two!
Cheesemaker with a passion for fermentation. Businesswoman with a drive to save dairy farms.
From the beginning, Rynn knew that she wanted to share her knowledge of traditional, cultured Italian cheese with the world.
She has led the growth of Caputo Brothers Creamery from a small creamery in their home to a state-of-the art facility with nationwide distribution.
David is an Italian-American, born and raised in New Jersey.
He grew up watching his Italian grandmother cook food that impressed upon him the values of family meals. Her love for cooking defined his passion for food at a very early age, only rivaled by his love for Italy, baseball and the Mets!
Together with Rynn they create a dynamic duo of business woman and artisan!
Chief Curation Officer
Kyle manages all aspects of Curata Travel, from customer care to hotel and excursion bookings, trip research to newsletter writing!
Kyle joined the original Caputo Brothers Creamery team in 2013 after a career in nonprofit fundraising in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Mutual friends led her to Rynn & David, and her love of food and travel led her to head up Curata Travel!
After earning her degree in International Business and Italian Studies, people asked Brianna how she was going to turn that into a career. Unsure of how to respond at first, she is now able to say that Curata Travel is the answer.
Her skills in business and the passion for Italian culture she developed while studying in Italy create the perfect addition to our team!
At Curata Travel, she focuses on restaurant and excursion booking, working closely with travelers, and creating content for social media.
Martina is a licensed tour leader, born and raised in Tuscany, with a passion for local, authentic, regional foods.
After learning how to carve meat with her stepfather, Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini, she traveled all over Italy and halfway around the globe, learning about different cultures through their culinary traditions.
In 2021 she was selected as one of the top 20 Women in Food of the year by Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's most read newspapers since 1876.
She writes regularly about Italian food for various publications, and posts handy tips on her Instagram.
On any given trip, we may welcome a guest guide to join in on the fun!
This could be one of our chef partners, a cheesemaker from Caputo Brothers Creamery, a food blogger, a local producer, or one of our Italian culinary or hospitality partners.
We like to bring on partners with different areas of expertise and knowledge as a way to enhance your traveler experience!