Q: What is your favorite food to eat?
A: My all-time favorite food is a nice and juicy New York Strip. You just can’t go wrong with a New York Strip cooked medium rare.
Q: What do you do to stay educated about new trends in the food industry?
A: While I think it’s important to stay educated on trends I also think it is just as important to sometimes step outside of that box and experiment with food. My friends from culinary school and I keep in touch and I also do research when I go back home to
A: Christmas is the one holiday I get to spend with my friends and family in
Q: Largest party you have personally prepared food for?
A: As small as 20 by myself and up to more than 200 with my culinary staff under my direction.
Q: Cuisine of what Country inspires you the most?
A: Italian. I was born in
Q: What would you change about televised cooking shows?
A: Having spent time on a reality cooking show (Hell’s Kitchen Season 5) and worked in the industry all my life I know that it takes more than just a few days to make something successful. If I could introduce a new reality show, it would be similar to Restaurant Impossible or Kitchen Nightmare with a twist. The show would last an entire season and focus solely on one location. I would be there for the restaurant day and night for several months to ensure it truly turned around. Ultimately, I would leave the restaurant set up for long-term success with established processes, training, menus, budgets and more.
Vue on 30a is Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club’s signature restaurant located directly on the