About Us

About Crazy Stuffed Breads

Crazy Stuffed Breads are made with love and passion by skilled Sicilian chef John Gentile, who started out making these delectable little morsels of goodness years ago as a special treat for his friends and family. Everyone who tried Chef’s John’s delicious creations couldn’t get enough, and so eventually he took their advice and decided to share his signature breads with the world. In 2019 he partnered with his good friend Anthony Penna and bought a food truck, and Crazy Stuffed breads was born. Today Chef John lovingly handmakes each Crazy Stuffed Bread himself, with dough that he whips up from scratch each day, and fills with nothing but the freshest ingredients, including grass-fed meats and organic veggies. 

Our Team

John Gentile

John Gentile

Chef & Co-Founder

For over 30 years, food has been Chef John Gentile’s passion. Growing up Italian in a food-centric community in New Jersey, Chef John learned his way around a kitchen at a young age. Soon he was working in restaurants, and shortly after moving to Arizona in 1989, he opened his first pizzeria, Johnny’s Pizza. The place was a hit and Chef John quickly developed a reputation for one-of-kind spin on New York pizza. But his signature dish was always his breads (a combination of childhood recipes and his own unique twist), so in 2019 he partnered with Anthony Penna and launched Crazy Stuffed Breads, his first food truck.

Anthony Penna

Anthony Penna

Co-Founder

Anthony Penna is an entrepreneur, real estate industry influencer, and former sales executive of over 15 years. For nearly two decades Anthony has worked for FNTG companies the last 12 years with Lawyers Title of Arizona, the highest ranked company in title insurance (Number 293 on the Fortune 500), and is currently their VP/Director of Sales & Marketing. Anthony enjoys nothing more than helping people achieve their goals by providing them with opportunities to excel in their business. It’s with that spirit that he decided to partner with his good friend, Chef John, and help him share his delicious Crazy Stuffed Breads with the world.

Michael Paluscio

Michael Paluscio

Partner & CFO

Michael Paluscio is entrepreneur and business expert with decades of experience launching, managing, and selling businesses. Micheal’s expertise and interests span fields as diverse as construction, real estate, and the automotive industry. Since 1999, he has owned and managed Boulder Creek Pools, a highly reputable pool and landscaping company serving the greater Phoenix area. As the Valley’s first true Cost Plus pool builder, Boulder Creek built a reputation for exceptional quality with no hidden markups. It is that same devoted commitment to honesty, integrity, and quality service that Michael brings to Crazy Stuffed Breads as their CFO.