Meet Chef Tony!
The title "Culinary Professional" fits Chef Tony to a tee. Throughout his life, he has gained the hands-on experience to earn this distinction. Born to first-generation Italian-Americans in Brooklyn, Chef Tony grew up helping out at his grandmother's Southern Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan while his father sold fresh produce from a horse and wagon and his mother ran a home-based Italian catering business. "Every weekend was like a catered affair at our house," Chef Tony recalls, "where all of the family gathered on Saturday to prepare a Sunday meal fit for a king."