About Casa Gioia
“What does Gioia mean?”, many of you have asked. Gioia simply means “joy” in Italian. But for us this means so much more than that: it's the core of this business, as we've made it our purpose to bring joy to whoever eats our desserts. This goes beyond baking a simple confection - it’s about feeding your souls with what we believe is the best ingredient - Gioia.
Mari Angeles Rubio has an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, a Bachelors in Food Service Management and a concentration in Events, Sales & Meetings Management from Johnson & Wales University, in North Miami, FL.
At the age of 19 she moved to the region of Puglia, Italy to complete a six month internship in a prestigious southern hotel.
In 2010, Mari became a member of the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Culinarian. In 2013, she received her certification in Wedding and Event Planning by the Wedding Planning Institute.
Mari received the award for "Young Entrepreneur Small Business Person of the Year Award" for the state of Florida by the United States Small Business Administration in May 2019.