CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Giovanni Filippone

Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 02:13 PM.

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 New Jersey and frequent New York . However, what educates me the most is my family. I come from a family who grow their own gardens and truly enjoy experimenting with recipes. We have fun doing it together and this is the best type of education in my opinion.

Q:  What Holiday do you enjoy cooking for the most?

A: Christmas is the one holiday I get to spend with my friends and family in New Jersey . We cook together, we laugh together and we make memories together – all centered around food. My wife and little girls love to join in as well which makes the holiday even more special.

Q: Largest party you have personally prepared food for?

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