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Romeo's Italian Catering NY

Article in Amici Magazine about Chef Catman (our Executive Chef) 
Nov. 21, 2011 10:04 am 
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012 8:33 am
Chef David Catapano was born in Queens, New York. He later moved with his family to Long Island.
His family are ancestors of Taranto and Roma Italy and Chef David Catapano Considers himself Roman. Growing up he was so interested in food that he could not stay out of his mothers or grandmothers kitchen.
Throughout high school his passion continued as he took a state sponsored culinary program. Then he landed his first job in a Fine dining kitchen At Papa Razzi Trattoria in Glen Cove, NY. Working his way from grill cook to sauce chef and eventually Sous Chef. Chef David Catapano then moved to Brooklyn NY at the age of 23 and quickly found work at Various Restaurants over the years including Cucina La Traviata, Basso 51.
However his career really took off when Chef David Catapano met Vincent Scotto who was at the time the executive chef of Fresco in Manhattan NY. He studied and learned under Scotto for 3 years. Eventually Chef David Catapano left  to open his own catering business in Brooklyn, NY “Roman Feasts”. 
At the end of 2008 Chef David Catapano moved to Las Vegas Nevada. Which in his own words is “a food mecca”  He enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas to get his associates in Culinary arts and started website called “The Pompous Palate”  . The website gained readership quickly and he expanded to offer private chefs and cooking lessons where he could bring his expertise to people in the comfort of their own home. “Chef David Catapano and The Pompous Palate really took Las Vegas by storm.” said Las Vegas Resident Paula DeJovani  “And that is not easy to do.”
He has been seen on, KLAS-TV Las Vegas and has been featured in The Vegas Snoop and filmed a pilot Called “The Godfather’s Kitchen”  which is still being shopped.
His Signature dish is Rain Forest Risotto
He is married to his high school sweetheart Anna and recently had a baby they named Romeo. They live together in Fresh meadows, New York. And Run a family business Named Romeo's Catering Service.
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About Me
Chef David Catapano is a classically trained chef at Le Cordon Bleu. Chef David Catapano has trained under michelin star chef's Vincent Scotto and David Meyers. His Cooking Style is Rustic Italian.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food, seafood, classic french, contemporary American
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian, my grandmother taught me all the secrets of the old country
My cooking triumphs
American Culinary Federation World association of Chefs Global Whose Who inductee
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