Chef Profiles

Chef Profile Mario Cecere Garrubbo Guide

A brief history of Pizza, as told by Master Pizzaiolo Mario Cecere

As told by Mario: Pizza Margherita was born in Naples on June of 1889 by Raffaele Esposito in honor of the visit by Queen Margherita, from Genoa. He prepared a pizza with the colors of the Italian flag:  red tomato, white... Read More »

Chef Cinzia Gaglio

Cinzia Gaglio

Sicilian Cuisine from "Isola di Salina" in the heart of the Hamptons. The restaurant, which occupies a non-descript side street in Bridgehamton is owned by Tim and Cinzia (Chef) Gaglio and called Osteria Salina. You will be... Read More »

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Raffaele Ronca

Name: Raffaele Ronca Occupation: Chef, Ristorante Rafele, New York City Date of Birth: Naples, Italy, July 7, 1971 Residence: New York, NY Culinary Training: Toscana Professional Background: Executive Chef at Bella... Read More »

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Gino Angelini

Birthday:  July 13, 1953 Residence: Toluca Lake, California Culilnary Training:  Cooking School in Rimini, Italy 1966 Professional Background:  Worked in Italy, France Germany, Greece and England Favorite Dish to... Read More »

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Vito Gnazzo

Name: Vito Gnazzo Occupation: Executive Chef, at Il Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes in New York City Date of Birth: 03/15/1957 Home town:  Salerno Residence: New York Culinary Training:  Scuola... Read More »

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Dean Caselnova

Name: Dean Caselnova Title: Chef, Owner, Busboy, Dishwasher Restaurant: CASELNOVA Trattoria Year Born: 1973 Hometown: Baldwin, NY Culinary Education: A lifetime of watching my Mom & Grandmother; 1 yr school... Read More »

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Andrea Trapani

Name: Andrea Trapani Occupation: Executive chef and the culinary and baking department head of Apicius International School of Hospitality, member institution of Palazzi Date of Birth: 22 June 1976 Residence: Florence,... Read More »

Angelo Pumilia

Name: Angelo Pumilia Occupation: Chef Planeta Winery, La Foresteria, Menfi, Sicily ( Date of Birth: April 18, 1976 Residence: Sciacca (AG), Sicily Culinary Training: High School Classic, hotel... Read More »

Matteo Bergamini

Matteo Bergamini

Name: Matteo Bergamini Title: Chef de Cuisine, SD26, New York City Year Born: 1980 Hometown: Comune di Gavardo (Provincia di Brescia, Regione Lombardia) Culinary Education:  5 years at Caterina de’ Medici, Culinary... Read More »