Stop me if you've heard this one before: nice Italian boy from South Philly grows up in a big family watching his grandmom make homemade pasta, sauces and traditional Italian dishes. Ever since he was little, he wanted to know how she made everything taste so good, so when he was old enough to see up over the top of the stove she started teaching him how to cook. Turns out he's a natural, and eventually there's no more she can teach him.
It's not just a story, of course. It's really about Chef John
Minicozzi's childhood, explaining how cuisine became a driving
force in his life when he was just a little boy. With 29 years of
experience in foodservice, Chef John worked in 3 restaurants from
ages 12-18, then at Wawa for 7 years before opening up Johnny
Paisano's restaurant & catering in Springfield, PA 15 years
ago. His favorite Hatfield products are the Football and Chef Hams,
because they're the "Best hams on the market."
His advice on foodservice? "Educate yourself on every aspect of the industry."
Sample Chef John's Italian Cuisine at Johnny Paisano's for yourself on Baltimore Pike in Springfield, or visit www.johnnypaisanos.com for menus.