Welcome! I'm Chef Enzo:
"Chef Enzo" is a retired executive chef and has worked on the
east and west coasts of the USA as well as working in Asia, South America
and Europe. He has founded several successful companies in both the retail
restaurant business and has been most successful with his wholesale food
business. He now coaches food business firms on how to start up and grow
Enzo was born in Connecticut to a large Italian family. At about four
years old he began cooking with his beloved Grandmother Santa Francoletti.
At four his cooking was limited to stirring the sauce or washing the vegetables
but from these beginnings a seed was planted.
Enzo's father, Luigi, was also an inspiration as he worked as a very excellent chef. Enzo followed his passion and worked his way up from salad prep to full time cooking and earned his way through the trenches. As a 10 year old he was prepping food in his father's restaurant and also ran a few business ventures. (Lemonade Stand)
In high school, he selected the baking trade as his trade major. After high school and a short but successful catering business he entered the Army and became a Mess Sgt. or cook. Sixteen years as an Army Reservist cook showed him about every trick in the book. Try working and leading a team to prepare three or four thousand meals a day!
After working at and founding a few restaurants on both the East and
West coast of the USA, he traveled a bit and worked with a few food business
associates around the world. In 1982 he started a wholesale bakery and
was very successful in the Seattle market and marketed to Japan and Europe.
Enzo had a specialty food item business that specialized in a marinated
eggplant product, salad dressing product and a four year stretch in the
prepared foods department of Whole Foods Market in Seattle. He is an unofficially
retired boomer baby. Enzo writes and works with food firms and individual
start up food business entrepreneurs. He has several interesting and fun
food related websites and blogs and also does a bit of catering for friends
as well. Enzo is a regular guy, who loves food, and the food business
just like you.
Powerful Recipes is a food lovers delight, with new food news, ideas and recipes from around the world. We offer valuable hints and direct you to new restaurant finds as well as my special "Chef Enzo Tips" on food and nutrition.
Our Food For Thought section has many funny stories about family, friends, and good food. Send us your very own recipes and wild food stories, we would love to make you a Powerful Recipes Star and publish your stories on this site.
Check the Recipes section where youll find many truly unique recipes taken from my career in sunny Italy and England, as well as the Eastern, Western, and Midwest areas of the United States.
Powerful Recipes will tell it like it is with fun and easy to follow shortcut recipes and tips.
So, hang out, bop around the site, and look for valuable deals from our advertisers and friends. Thank you for stopping by. We hope to see you here often. - Chef ENZO
Enzos favorite food: GARLIC---To choose the best, look for firm bulbs that are heavy for their size and show no signs of mold or sprouting.
If you like roasted garlic, go see Zannabee's. They have the best product for Chef's, in my opinion.
Look for the red Chef Enzo Tips banner throughout this web site. It is a good looking banner with a picture of ME on it! When you see it.. give it a read.
You will pick up some important foodie tips and helpful suggestions.
While you're at it.. send me
some tips - send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pretty good deal.. you read my tips.. Enzo reads yours! - Enzo
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