Frank Mentesana

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Frank learned to cook from his Italian grandmother and learned to love food during long forays through markets with his father.

Photo by: Tess Steinkolk

Frank Mentasena has spent more than a decade as owner of Once Upon a Tart. He is the creator of several cooking curricula for children and has recently broadened his involvement with food to include food styling, photography, and gardening.


Frank holds a degree in hotel management and met partner Jerome Audureau while working as a food and beverage director for the French Accor Hotel Group. His proudest achievement by far is his son, Matthew. Frank lives in New Jersey.


Once Upon a Tart

135 Sullivan Street
New York, NY


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