Life isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey- let me take you on mine…
Born to Italian Immigrants from Puglia, Italy, in 1983 Vitangelo Recchia’s journey in life was destined for the restaurant business. From a young age, he showed interest in cooking; whether it was helping his mother make her famous focaccia, helping his dad roll pizza dough at their families’
pizzerias, or his family’s trips back to Puglia tasting the simple ingredients of Southern Italian Cuisine Vito has always been inspired by the ability of reaching people through food. He attended Penn State University studying hotel and restaurant management where he spent a year in Rome and became infatuated by the remarkable city’s history, architecture, people and food. A few years after college his journey continued leading him to attend one of the top culinary schools in Italy, ALMA La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana headed by Gualtiero Marchesi specializing in classical Italian culinary technique. After graduating top of his class, Vito stayed in Italy worked in Michelin star awarded, Pasha Ristorante, in Conversano, Italy.
After moving back to the U.S. Vito worked in restaurants in Chicago, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale Florida. In West Palm Beach he met his wife Theresa who had a background in wine sales and while working as the Sous Chef for the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Vito met Carlos Claudio a talented pastry chef who he knew that one day they would work together again and now they are.
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