Meet the Buona Foods Team

Buona Foods has been a family-owned and operated mushroom seller located in the “Mushroom Capital of the World” since 1973. That tradition continues today with three generations of the Ferranto family personally overseeing the growth, harvesting, and distribution of our produce. Together with the entire Buona Foods team, they produce mushrooms that are simply delish.

Gale Ferranto


Gale has implemented an ambitious vision for Buona Foods’ future while overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations.

Peter Ferranto

VP & Operations Manager, Bella Mushroom Farms

Pete oversees operations at both Buona Foods and Bella Mushroom Farms.

Chris Johansen

Sales & Account Manager

Chris develops and maintains relationships with new and existing customer partners throughout the East Coast.

Bear Ferranto


Bear co-founded Buona Foods with his wife Roro 37 years ago and remains actively involved in business administration.

John Bush

Farm Manager, Bella Mushroom Farms

John manages the operations where our mushrooms are grown, Bella Mushroom Farms.

Jose Martinez

Production Manager

Jose supervises production, shipping, and receiving operations.

Diane Hoffman

Food Safety Coordinator & Inventory Manager

Diane supervises our food safety protocols and inventory management systems.

Yuli Arroyo

Customer Service Specialist

Yuli actively engages with our customers every day, taking orders, answering questions, and addressing concerns.

Michelle Mowday

HR & Accounting Manager

Michelle oversees employee relations as well as our accounts payable and accounts receivables.