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Meet the Chefs… Pino Maffeo, Executive Chef Il Molo

Executive Chef Pino Maffeo

Pino Maffeo is an award-winning chef with an impressive background
in culinary training and a unique food philosophy.  Maffeo’s strong
Italian roots have kept him drawn to the culinary world since a young age and
after attending Newbury Culinary College, the East Boston native took off on a
culinary “tour” around the country, working at numerous restaurants within
different cities such as San Francisco and New York City, where he learned the
art of world cuisine from an impressive roster of European chefs.

In San Francisco, Maffeo opened Molhern & Shackern alongside
Laurence Vito, who, at the time, was a spokesperson of Californian cuisine,
before taking over as …

 

Meet the Chefs… Pastry Chef, Shawn Dresser of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser

Shawn was born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.

Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew …

 

Meet the Chefs… Executive Chef Adrienne Wright of Deuxave and Boston Chops

Chef Adrienne earned her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI. Upon graduating, she secured a position working as a line cook at the critically acclaimed Arrows in Ogunquit Maine, then Radius in Boston. Within just one year on the line, she was promoted to Sous Chef where she worked alongside award-winning Chef Michael Schlow. In December of 2011, Chef Owner Chris Coombs recruited Chef Adrienne as Sous Chef for Deuxave. She is now managing the four kitchens of Boston Urban Hospitality as Executive Chef, developing menus and new dishes as …

 

Meet Joshua Livsey, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017!

Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey of Harvest Restaurant is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Joshua Livsey, Pastry ChefHarvest Restaurant
Joshua Livsey is the Pastry Chef of Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using local ingredients to create seasonal desserts that complement the restaurant’s contemporary New England cuisine.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Livsey began his pastry …

 

April Is Cancer Control Month

With April coming up at the end of this week, I thought I would highlight that April is in fact Cancer Control Month, as proclaimed by President Obama in 2015. In recognition of all of the researchers who dedicate their life to finding a cure for cancer in all of its form, and in dedication to those who continue to fight it, Cancer Control Month is to commemorate a battle for a future free from cancer. (Presidential Proclamation))
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death amongst women, and is one of the most common types of cancer that affects …

 

We are cutting the cake! Celebrating 16 years of Boston Bakes

Tags: Bakes for Breast Cancer, Boston, boston bakes for breast cancer, Breast cancer event, Breast Cancer Research, celebration, Faneuil Hall, Kick-off, Montilio's Bakery

 

Visit All Salvatore’s Locations October 20 & 21!

As I have mentioned before it is the people we meet that makes fundraising very special. When someone wants to do more for you and give you a donation over and above their support of one of our events Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, we are very grateful for their belief in our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer.
We would like to thank our friends at Salvatore’s (all of their five locations in the greater Boston area) for wanting to remember the importance of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time to remember those who have passed away, those who are …

 

Harpoon Fest

 
This past weekend I attended Harpoon Fest for the first time! Harpoon Fest is an annual festival held at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport district of Boston. There was perfect weather for it, and since it’s so close to the ocean, there was a nice breeze too. The festival is a way for you to taste the different kinds of beer that Harpoon makes. Beer isn’t usually my first choice (I’m usually a fruity drinks, margarita type), but it was fun to try something new.

My favorite kind ended up being the UFO White beer. It’s on the lighter side …

 

Venezia

 
This past weekend was my college graduation! It’s crazy how fast time goes by, but I’m excited to see what will come next in life! To celebrate, I went to Venezia, located right outside of Boston, in Dorchester. Although I live fairly close to the restaurant, this was my first time there. It has a beautiful location overlooking the waterfront with big glass windows lining the walls. 
For dinner, I got the chicken pizzaiola, and it was delicious. It was three big pieces of sautéed chicken covered in prosciutto and cheese with tomatoes on top, served with crispy angel hair pasta. …

 

Shop for a Sweet Cause!

We live in a world where shopping can be done by a click of a few buttons on our computers, smart phones and tablets for anything in the world we can possible desire. Shopping has taken on a whole new meaning where you don’t have to leave your house!
 
While you are spending your time searching your favorite sites for the latest in styles look at our website. We run dessert -oriented events to benefit breast cancer research. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is an annual event that takes place each year the week of Mother’s Day where over 350 restaurants, …