Chef Giovanni Scarchilli
Business owner, entrepreneur, instructor, and community leader are just some of the titles that describe Chef Giovanni. His path to professional cooking began 39 years ago when he became an owner of Vesuvio Ristorante in Brampton. Over that time, he has taught numerous courses in Italian cooking for a variety of reputable schools and private industry. He has also been featured on leading TV cooking programs. As President of the Italian Chef Association of Canada, he has worked to promote authentic Italian cooking.
Chef Giovanni’s classes integrate his love of teaching and great food, creating an engaging mix of techniques, aromas, and flavors. He is at his most content when sharing his knowledge and education to ensure that his students have a strong foundation in the culinary arts.
Domenic & Maria Pasqualino
Husband and wife team, Maria and Domenic Pasqualino, established Pasqualino in 2002 at its current location in downtown Milton. The small 50 seats open kitchen concept restaurant with an emphasis on quality and freshness has been a huge success. Domenic’s and Maria’s attention to detail and service was recognized by the Milton Chamber of Commerce making Pasqualino win the Milton business of the year award in 2010. In 2015 Domenic and Maria decided to expand the restaurant when the adjacent space became available. The new elegant Pasqualino Fine Food Fine Wine seats over 100 and boasts a climate-controlled wine cellar that can accommodate 24 guests for private parties or business meetings. The attention to design and decor made Pasqualino a downtown landmark earning the proud owners a Civic improvement of the year award in 2016.
The Pasqualinos along with their children and staff continually strive to make their patrons’ visits always enjoyable. Our culinary team focuses on the finer details, including selecting choice cuts of meat and fish, fresh homemade pasta, bread, and Neopolitan style pizza. Through Liaison Culinary college, Domenic and Maria are excited and happy to teach some of what they have learned to the next generation of young chefs.
We believe a culinary career is difficult and requires a lot of sacrifice but it can be very rewarding. We wish our new students much success!