Owners: Juan Restrepo & Joanna Fajardo

Chef: Bret Pelaggi

Chef Bret Pelaggi began his cooking career as a teenager at a local Norwood, MA restaurant. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute, he went on to work at Boston-area restaurants including L' Espalier, Kingfish Hall, Sibling Rivalry, and Chiara. Bret believes in using local products along with pasture fed meat and game, and enjoys a rustic approach to cooking, saying, "I love braising and cooking on the bone, and classic stock based sauces." When not working, Bret loves playing all sports and exercising. He currently resides in Miami where he is looking forward to establishing himself on the culinary scene.

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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?
Making homemade raviolis with grandmother for holidays

If this is your first year participating in SOBEWFF, what are you most looking forward to?
Seeing which famous chefs are the life of the party

If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?
Daniel Boulud

I never leave home without my:
Positive attitude, wallet, keys, cell phone. Hopefully pants.