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Chef Stefania Panza Scotto
Chef Stefania Panza Scotto
Chef Stefania Panza Scotto
Chef Stefania Panza Scotto

Chef Stefania Panza Scotto is award winning chef with extensive experience leveraging cost planning, inventory purchasing, and vendor negotiation skills to expertly manage a prestigious culinary environment. Award- winning professional with a proven ability to direct all internal operations within a restaurant setting, including cuisine development and standardization, staff acquisition and improvement, profit and loss (P&L) calculations, and cost-saving augmentations.

Collaborative problem-solver with a sound history of coordinating with teammates, senior leadership, and third-party vendors to assess areas of  inefficiency in instituting comprehensive process improvements that optimize business practices.

Chef Stefania Panza Scotto is a graduate from The American Culinary Institute in New York.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefania-panza-scotto-271235141/


Among all her culinary awards are:

2006 Readers’ Choice Award Winner |Best Italian Restaurant

2007:  News Journal Readers’ Choice Awards: 1st Place Winner, Best Dessert and Finalist, First Date, Crab Cakes, Dinner with Friends, Italian Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, and Best Soup categories

2008: Best Of Newark by US Local Business Association | 2008 News Journal Readers’ Choice Finalist, Best Italian Restaurant: Best First Date & Best Crab Cake 

2009: Best of Newark By US Local Association| 2009: Delaware Today Best Décor , Upstate & Critics | 2009: National Restaurant Association | 2009: Restaurant Neighbor Award | 2009: News Journal Readers’ Choice Finalist Best Italian Restaurant: Best Restaurant (Overall), Best Lunch, Best Family Dinning | 2009: Best Italian Fine Dining by Best of Metromix Delaware | 2009: Italian Association “Business Woman of the Year”

2010: Delaware Today Best Contemporary Italian Critic Award  | 2010: Ernst & young Semifinalist National Entrepreneurship Award “Greater of Philadelphia” 

2011: Best Run Company in the Northeast by SMARTCEO 100 | 2011: American Culinary Federation TOP 8 Chef’s in the Galbany Competition

2012: Best National Plating by Oneida International Plating Competition 

2014: Best Italian Chef in the World by the Ospitalia’ Italiana

2015: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by SBA in Delaware


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