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Public figure, Celebrity Chef, Food Network “Chopped “ Chef, finalist. Season 42 episode
Chef Sam Badolato, Most recently a Finalist on Food Network” CHOPPED “. Chef Badolato Features his wine country food & Wine pairings with guests from the Palm beaches to Miami. And shares time with his clients in Beverly Hills Ca, and Sonoma. Ca. Chef Sam infuses his cuisine with flavor notes from his Sicilian roots. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Chef Badolato brings to his role of Winery Chef, more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience. Including stints in Amalfi Italy and Calabrian towns.As well as roles as chef-owner of restaurants ranging from casual pizzerias to formal dining, most recently at Bado's Cucina, where his wood-oven cuisine earned numerous culinary awards and recognitions. Chef Badolato trained on wood oven cuisine in Italy, then gained experience as a private chef in Italian homes in Calabria, where he perfected his knowledge of the true Italian meal. Making his mark in Sonoma County, Chef Badolato is the 2017 Chowder Day Champion of Bodega Bay, winning the award for “Best Recipe for chowder,” and is a five-time winner of the award for best wine-and-cheese pairings. Chef Sams dinners feature a variation of his dessert, from Food Networks “Chopped.” Season 42:Episode 7 “so much fun”
For me, cooking is...
A way to bring people together, breaking bread at the table.
I learned to cook at...
my grandmothers kitchen. Where she felt my siblings and my hands. My hands were the warmest,I was chosen to knead her bread dough!
A role model in the kitchen is...
Every Chef out there! in the industry that’s keeping it real.
A cooking secret...
I have many kitchen secrets! I think family recipes are just that. For the family to hold and share with others.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Nags Head.
A longer stay in Nags Head? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Nags Head.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Nags Head.
Sam's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Sam's reviews
Chef Sam was fantastic. It was our 25 anniversary and chef filled our special requests. Perfect!
David Thomson - Nov 12 2021
Friendly, punctual. Made great food and we had a lot of fun!
Roman Nunez - Sep 12 2019
Book your experience with Chef Sam
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.