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Victor Pisapia

Chef • Food Consultant • Presenter • Accredited Educator • Cert IV Trainer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Accredited educator specialising in world cultures and history
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Experience in hospitality since 1976, including all aspects of concept, planning, management and ownership
  • Familiar with many regional specialties, wines, and cultures based on travel experience
  • Accomplished tour planner and guide
  • Flair for original, creative and attractively unique dishes
  • Extensive experience conducting live and filmed cooking classes and presentations

Honours & Awards

  • 2012 Delaware Today, “50 Most Influential People in the Last 50 Years”
  • 2001 Restaurant & Catering NSW, Specialty Restaurant of the Year, Metro (Rattlesnake Grill)
  • 1999 Restaurant & Catering NSW, Specialty Restaurant of the Year, Metro (Rattlesnake Grill)
  • 1998 The Chilli Press / Rosemount Estate Fiery Food Challenge, Best Salsa (Rattlesnake Gourmet, Fire-Roasted Salsa)
  • 1997 Restaurant & Catering NSW, Specialty Restaurant of the Year, Metro (Rattlesnake Grill)

Education

  • 1970 University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA, Bachelor of Arts, History and Education
  • 1994 Accredited Educator New South Wales Board of Education

Special Training

  • 1980/1981 New School for Social Research, New York, New York, USA, Culinary Arts Program
  • 1980 American Bartending School, New York, New York, USA, Bartending Certificate

Professional Associations

Work Experience

2007 – present Owner, VictorsFood, Sydney, NSW, AUS
2002 – 2007 Partner, Cheeky Food Group, Sydney, NSW, AUS
2000 – 2005 Associate, Gourmet Safaris, Sydney, NSW, AUS
1994 – 2002 Partner/Executive Chef, Rattlesnake Grill, Neutral Bay, NSW, AUS
1990 – 1992 Partner/Executive Chef, West Side Cafe, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1990 – 1992 Food Writer, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1989 – 1992 Partner, The Strand Night Club, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1989 – 1992 Partner/Executive Chef, Surfside Diner, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1987 – 1989 Partner, Shipley Grill, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
1985 – 1990 Partner/Chef, Tijuana Taxi Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1983 – 1985 Party Chef, Celebrations Catering, New York, New York, USA
1980 – 1992 Partner/Executive Chef, Blue Moon Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
1977 – 1980 Consultant/Specialty Chef, The Rose Tattoo Restaurant, Key West, Florida, USA
1975 – 1980 Partner/Chef, The Back Porch Cafe, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA