Use your free time to work, and research what you want to do. There is a growing list of things to learn in this profession. It is important to be humble, and keep this in mind.
Anthony Scotto did his externship at Lupa Osteria Romana, and continued to work as part of the Batali-Bastianich restaurant empire, eventually rising to Chef de Cuisine at Del Posto. Scotto then joined Michael White’s AltaMarea Group, which launched Campagna restaurant in the Richard Gere-owned, Relais & Chateaux property Bedford Post Inn in Westchester, of which Scotto was Executive Sous Chef. After Bedford Post Inn, Scotto went abroad to Milan, Italy, to open a Joe Bastianich project, Ricci, as Executive Chef. Now, he is back stateside in Hudson, NY, working as Chef de Cuisine for the critically-acclaimed Fish & Game. When asked about his culinary voice, he says, “ICE gave me the opportunity to quickly get my degree and move into the culinary field within a year. The instructors guided me to an appropriate extern site that fit my abilities, and cuisine I wanted to be a part of.”
Specialities/Areas of Interest
- Italian cuisine