Here he is, Arturo Moscoso, the chef behind Giada De Laurentiis' very first restaurant opening June 3 at The Cromwell. He'll be charged with creating a menu that "will be identical in quality and cost to the prestigious three-star Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace."
Moscoso hails from the south of Italy but his cooking style involves the cuisine of many different regions of Italy combined with California wine country trends.
He helped his grandmother make lunch, a task his grandfather gave him when he got too rowdy. Fast forward to the mid-1990s, when Moscoso moved to the San Francisco area to work for Splendidos with Giovanni Perticone and his James Beard Award-winning team. He then enrolled in a master's program for regional Italian cuisine in northern Italy and spent the next couple of years on a cooking tour of Italian Michelin-starred restaurants.
Moscoso then took over as the executive chef of Peppoli at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, Calif., and became the personal chef for the Ferrari family, the Antinori wine family and the Aston Martin group at all Pebble Beach events.
He also volunteered to become one of only five San Francisco area chefs to enter Taipei's International Chinese Cooking Competition, where his team won a silver medal. He went on to open Campo in Reno that was chosen by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 new restaurants of 2012.
Most recently, he helmed the kitchen at Buddy V's Ristorante from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro at the Palazzo.
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