Confessions of Salvatore Cantalupo
Q. What is the best part of your job?
Q. What is the worst part of your job?
Telling an employee no when I can’t do something they ask.
Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?
To make a cake that looked like a Tab soda can.
Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?
Being a pilot.
Q. Which talent would you most like to have?
The talents of a pastry chef.
Q. What is your greatest fear?
Physically not being able to work in the kitchen.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
Q. What is your favorite meal?
Meatball, ricotta and garlic pizza.
Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?
Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Raw quail egg.
Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?
The Atkins Diet.
Q. What are your words to live by?
Enjoy life now.
Fishing in Pesca Maya, Mexico.
Exploring Italy from top to bottom.
The [Auguste] Escoffier era. [Editor’s note: Late 1800s to early 1900s.]