Ciao, Chef Carlo!
In the midst of the pandemic happening, you may have missed the news that we welcomed Chef Carlo Cimino to our team this past spring. From the start, he jumped on board and was integral in helping us to adapt the Cafe’s service in a time of uncertainty in so many ways.
Here’s a rapid-fire interview our staff recently subjected Carlo to as part of our initiation process:
What inspires you to wake up in the morning and what is your favorite thing about Knead Café? I'd say helping people and cooking because it’s my passion. It’s great to be back in my hometown and to be able to give back.
What’s your personal favorite food? Steak – done rare.
Least Favorite? Haven’t met a food I wouldn’t eat or at least try!
What made you buy Mazziotti Bakery several years ago in addition to cooking? It was important to me. I have many wonderful childhood memories of that place. I wanted the tradition of Nicola Mazziotti to continue.
Did you always know you wanted to cook? Yes, I grew up around the stove and it was in my blood you could say.
What is the biggest difference between working at Knead and other venues that you have cooked for? Definitely the passion of the volunteers. You just can see it in them. The joy they get serving others rather than having to be here because it’s a job. It’s remarkable.
Dogs or Cats? DOGS!
Wine or Beer? BEER!