Cooking with Carmelina™ Presents Top Chefs Coletta and Campagnini at Nat’l Restaurant Association Show

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Chicago, IL (May 10, 2016) – Great menus start with quality ingredients. Join Chicago’s premier chefs John Coletta of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, and Massimo Campagnini of Volare Ristorante Italiano for an exclusive culinary engagement at NRA; Mangia, Inc. Booth 10242, Lakeside Center.

Known for their passion of food and culture, Chefs Coletta and Campagnini will each present recipes that best demonstrate the heart of Italian cuisine, featuring Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes, and Carmelina Brands® Italian BeansHealthy. Simple. Good.

John Coletta is a chef, restaurateur and author (250 True Italian Pasta Dishes). As Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar in Chicago, John preserves the authenticity of regional Italian cuisine, through honed culinary techniques and authentic Italian ingredients. His enduring culinary philosophy is “Prepare Italian food, with Italian passion.” Chef Coletta will be presenting a Spring Stracciatella di Bufala Cocktail with Tomato Tartare and Frittata with Borlotti, Cannellini, Lentils, Datterini and Micro Basil.

A native of Bologna Italy, Massimo Campagnini is the Executive Chef of Volare Ristorante Italiano in Chicago. A creative force in the kitchen, Chef Campagnini owes his culinary success, to a love and passion for food. “You can develop good technical skill in the kitchen, and that will earn you respect, but it is the feeling you put into your dishes…Love and passion which enable you to produce ‘mamma’s food’ which, in Italy, is the best food of all.” Chef Massimo will be presenting Orecchiette con Sugo di Pomodori Pelati Carmelina and Crema di Burrata Datterini e Perle di Balsamico.

Both Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar and Volare Ristorante Italiano are winners of the coveted Ospitalitá Italiana award, praised by the Italian government as two of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the nation. Mangia, Inc. is pleased to welcome Colletta and Campagnini as their honored guest chefs at their booth during the 2016 NRA Show.


NRA Show Demonstration Schedule (Mangia, Inc Booth 10242, Lakeside Center)

  • Chef John Coletta, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, 5/21 and 5/23:   11 AM to 3 PM
  • Chef Massimo Campagnini, Volare Ristorante Italiano, 5/22and 5/24: 10 AM to 2 PM

***For more information about Chef John Coletta or Quartino Ristorante visit www.quartinochicago.com or www.chefjohncoletta.com.  Or on Social Media: @Quartino and @ChefJohnColetta on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

***For more information about Chef Massimo Campagnini and Volare Ristorante visit www.volarerestaurant.com. Or on Social Media @VolareChicago on Facebook, and @Volare_Chicago on Twitter.