Amalia Scatena Recognized as “Charlottesville’s Rising Star” 

We are so proud of our Amalia for being recognized as “Charlottesville’s Rising Star” by Executive Chef at Palladio Restaurant,  Melissa Close-Hart.

Starting her culinary career as an intern turned line cook at Palladio, under Melissa Close-Hart, Melissa recognized Amalia’s talent and commitment from the start, “her passion for cooking was apparent from the get-go.  She has followed her dreams and worked extremely hard to garner her success.”

A Charlottesville native herself, Chef has found both comfort and excitement in pursuing her career on her own stomping grounds, “every time I think about leaving Charlottesville to pursue a culinary career in another state, the next best steps are right here in Charlottesville.” From a bounty of local ingredients, to a united culinary team – Chef Amalia’s heart is in C’ville.

We’re lucky to have Amalia, and agree with Melissa, Chef truly is a rising star.

photo by Justin Ide

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