About chefmarlonangelo

Private Chef - Chef Marlon Angelo & Head Chef - Damon's Grille/Best Western Plus University Inn Steubenville

Event Design For A Greek-themed Wedding Reception

hall of sculptureThe following is an event design for a wedding reception. The wedding is to be held in the Hall Of Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum Of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The Hall of Sculpture is modeled after the Greek Parthenon and fits the Greek-themed reception perfectly. The floral arrangements, color scheme, table settings, and other décor elements are described. Any issues with setup and breakdown are also addressed along with who is responsible for setup and delivery of the needed design elements.

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Week Menu For A Client With Hypertension And Onset Diabetes

Hypertension-and-DiabetesIt is very important for individuals with hypertension and diabetes to eat a well-balanced diet that is suitable to their health issues. The following is a sample menu for an individual who suffers from hypertension and has the early signs of diabetes. The proposed menu contains dishes with ingredients and cooking methods that will help the client to control their blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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The Benefits Of Opening An Organic Restaurant

organic-logoAs the Green movement expands from a trend to a way of life, organic foods have become increasingly popular. This has led to the rise of the organic restaurant. Although prices may be higher than those establishments who serve traditionally grown food, there are social, cultural, and political benefits to this form of restaurant. A rise in consumers who wish to know where their food comes from and exactly what is in it produces the ideal customer for this type of restaurant. Organic restaurants also have positive impacts on the economy through job production and the use of local farms and businesses. Opening an organic restaurant sends the message that healthy choices of food are available and convenient. It also shows that the restaurateur cares for the health of the community.

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What Your Teen Needs To Eat To Be Healthy

teenagers As a chef, husband, and father, I care a great deal about what my family eats. I pay close attention to the diet of my 2 adolescent sons who both play sports. At this time in their life, poor diet can not only be detrimental to their health now but can also cause serious problems when they are adults.

The growth spurt that occurs in adolescence is second only to that which occurs in the first year of life. For this reason, nutrient needs are higher during the teenage years than any other time in life as they are necessary to achieve full growth potential. The greatest amount of nutrients are needed during the peak of the adolescent growth spurt. The nutrients required at this time may be twice as high as other times during adolescence. If these needs are not met, puberty and overall growth are slowed and certain diseases and other problems may also develop such as anemia and vision impairment. Lean body mass is also reduced due to lack of nutrients at this time. Nutrient deficiency at this time also lead to adult diet-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. (Story, n.d.).

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Tried & True: Seared Sea Scallops with Asian Influence

2011-01-27 11.13.22This is a recipe I learned in school at Le Cordon Bleu and have since revised and added it to my personal cache. The original recipe serves 8. Here I have scaled it down to serve 4.

People tend to love this recipe as it puts a new twist on a common stir fry by adding the scallops.

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Can American Wine Compare to the French?

carousel_wineSome may inquire as to why a chef or restaurant would choose to serve or carry American wines over the French versions which many consider to be the best. In reality, American wines have continuously stood up to the test against French wines proving to be just as good as and many times better than its French versions.

The American Wine Industry began to get attention in the 1960’s. By the 1970’s, Americans were producing wine that could compete with the French who had been the number 1 wine producers throughout history. Even though American wine was comparable to that of the French, the world still did not accept that any wines could be better than those produced in France.

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Tried & True: Pan-roasted Chicken With Lemon Caper Sauce Over Pasta

Chicken with Lemon Caper Sauce Over PastaThis is one of my wife’s favorites and the pic received a pretty good response on Instagram so I decided to go ahead and post the recipe.

This is something we actually served at the Iron City Grille inside the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh International Airport where I was Kitchen Manager and Head Chef. The building has since been purchased by Robert Morris University and repurposed into a dorm. I have now tweaked and added this dish to my personal repertoire and now you can too!

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Seafood Sustainability: More Than Just A Food Trend

seafood-watch-logoThe National Restaurant Association (NRA) compiles a list each year entitled ”Top 10 Menu Trends”. This list is the most credible list of its kind for the relevance of its participants, nearly 2,000 American Culinary Federation (ACF) chefs, and the innovate information it provides. A large focus of the trends featured on the 2013 list was sustainability and the products and actions that help achieve this. A common theme was sustainable sources of meats, seafood, and produce. (National, 2012.).

Seafood sustainability has become an important topic of the sustainable food movement currently taking place in the food industry. Specific species that are plentiful are purposely fished because they reproduce quickly and are therefore able to keep their population sustained. These fish are generally the smaller type which tend to be lower on the food chain. This is done to replenish the oceans and better manage their resources. (Sustainable, n.d.).

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Sweet Garlic Chicken Wings

wingsI found this recipe when visiting the blog of a person who liked my post about my Grill Master service. I now am a follower of the blog, Patrons of the Pit.

I am updating my repertoire of grill marinades and other recipes for the upcoming Summer season and Patrons of the Pit seem to have a very nice selection of tested grill recipes to pull from.

I will definitely be trying the following recipe they recently posted. These wings are described as “A salty and sweet affair with a touch of garlic.” Sounds like a winner to me! The recipe also calls for the chicken to be smoked with peach wood; and I can just imagine the sweet smoky flavor now! Here’s the recipe if you are as interested as I am.

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