Meet the Chef

Chef Marcus Roberto was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil where his fascination for pizza originated. After moving to Los Angeles he began creating pizza for friends and family which quickly caught momentum leading to starting his own personal pizza catering company (Personal Pizza Chef). This rewarding commercial experience inspired him to master his craft by graduating from two of the top culinary schools in Brazil and later receiving his Pizza Chef Diploma from the prestigious Basilico Academy in Firenze,Italy.

His culinary artistry and successful catering business quickly led him to become known as one of the top celebrity pizza chefs in Los Angeles.  His celebrity and following became even more elevated after winning 1st place as the Best Brazilian Pizza Chef of the World in 2017& 2019 and Best Pizza Chef Outside of Italy in 2019 at the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy. He won these awards while competing against over 800 elite pizza chefs from around the World.  

In 2018, Chef Marcus Roberto opened his first fast casual pizza shop called Sampa’s Gourmet Pizza CO. in Los Angeles. In 2019 Sampa’s was voted the best pizza shop in South bay. Also, in 2019 Chef Marcus’ new business entity   opened its second location in Marina Del Rey, CA.  With a decade of culinary experience along with his blend of prestigious culinary schooling, Chef Marcus hand crafts his own unique recipes, integrating distinct Brazilian flavors with health conscious California taste fused with classic Italian techniques to achieve pizza perfection!

Best pizza chef outside of italy

2019 - Championship in Parma - Italy


personal chef

Entertaining at home should be a fun, relaxing and a memorable experience, and with Chef Marcus private event service, it will be! Chef Marcus has been a 5 stars chef for a decade, his passion for his craft and thrive to deliver the best pizza experience to his clientele made him the most wanted personal pizza chef in Los Angeles. He will literally turn your house into the best pizza shop in town!

pizza station

Chef Marcus’s Pizza station will not only delight your guests but also leave a great impression on you as a host. Complete with tables and wood fired ovens, his pizza station accommodates any number of guests. Perfect for small or big events, parties, and celebrations.

Italian Table

Start your meal right with delectable appetizers from our Italian Table or our Hors d’ oeuvres selection! Taste a variety of Italian cheeses, bread, cold cuts, and meats. This mouthwatering Italian Table is just a sampler of how exquisitely good the main attraction would be!

Pizza Consultancy

Planning to put up your own pizza restaurant? Need a pizza expert for your culinary talk? Chef Marcus Roberto offers pizza consultancy worldwide for those who are opening new pizzerias or planning to revamp their current menu. A celebrity chef in Los Angeles, Chef Marcus can help you from the dough recipe to menu creation, employee training, and more. He can provide pizza-making techniques and unique recipes that will make your pizza restaurant standout. He is known for innovating the pizza concept and providing a new pizza experience. After years of serving a wide range of customers, from pizza lovers who love everything to the pickiest ones, Chef Marcus’s ingenuity in creating non-traditional, gourmet pizzas had earned him a stellar reputation in Los Angeles. Not only can he provide the expertise but also the market knowledge and hands-on training!

Kids Party

For Kids, the idea of making pizza of their own is probably just as thrilling as eating one. Complete with a chef’s hat and the best ingredients to choose from, your child will surely enjoy being a pizza expert for a day with his/her buddies.




  •   Marcus was on time, professional, and a great chef!  He asked all needed questions up front so that he was prepared for the event and it could not have gone smoother!  The pizzas were DELICIOUS & I would recommend him for any future event!

    thumb Ashley B.
  •   Wow. What a great experience! Pizzas were AMAZING, definitely the best I've ever had. So many different flavors, from savory to dessert pizzas , we could not decide which one we liked the most, there were all delicious. If you are looking to make your event memorable, hiring chef Marcus is a great start. Thanks Chef, you nailed it!

    thumb Fernanda M.
  •   We found Marcus (a gem!) about a year ago and he has catered 3 different parties for our home. The food is delicious, well-priced, and the service he provides is always with a sincere Brazilian smile!
    Everyone who has attended our parties where Marcus catered CANNOT stop talking about him.
    A STRONG recommend for delicious and unique pizza!!!!!

    thumb L Franklin Y.
  •   We hired chef Marcus for my son's birthday this weekend! The LA fires combined with the heat did not stop him from perfecting his pizzas. Everything he made was amazing! Can't wait to have you back!

    thumb Ani M.