Archive for the ‘ Chef’s Secrets ’ Category

Holiday Special at Saltwater!

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Ring in the New Year with Saltwater Catering! Chef Lou would like to offer a great Holiday Special to welcome in the year 2014! Gather with your loved ones this holiday season with an exquisite Christmas meal! Stay tuned for info on our Holiday Special. Flyer will be posted soon! For those of you who […]

Where Chef Lou believes the best fish comes from?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

In his opinion the Atlantic Ocean and its deep cold water makes for a good tasting, fresh fish. There is good fish all over; Fiji, Eastern Pacific, New Zealand, etc. It’s all a matter of what dish you want to make.

What is Chef Louis wife’s favorite dish!?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

She is in love with Chef Lou’s Chicken Pacatta!

Pointers from Chef Lou when opening a new business!

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Follow your passion! With every great idea or business, passion has to be the foundation. Start small—make sure you have enough capital behind you. Having a business is not just a walk in the park; it takes time, dedication, passion, and money. Don’t open the door if your cards are not quite aligned. There will always […]

Good advice from Chef Lou for someone who wants to perfect their cooking!

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Patience is a virtue! And boy is it needed in the kitchen! Start at educating yourself with material. Some good start material is magazines, cook books, and recipes. Keep the recipes simple! Perfect the simple recipes so complex ones come out just as good. Stay organized! It’s very critical in cooking that you have all […]

Who inspired you to start in the cooking business?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Chef Lou’s Uncle Paul. He owned a total of 6 restaurants in Connecticut, where Chef Lou grew up. Almost everyone in the Manginelli family worked with him at one point in time, which is where the passion for cooking formed!

What is Chef Lou’s favorite fish to cook?

Posted on November 6th, 2013

Executive Chef Lou enjoys Atlantic Swordfish for its’ exquisite texture and deep sea taste. His other favorites are Northern Italy’s Branzino sea bass, and Eastern Pacific’s Petrale Sole. They each create a marvelous dish!

Chef?s Big Secret

Posted on October 18th, 2011

Today Chef Manginelli shared one of his kitchen?s biggest culinary secrets? water!  Yes, you read it right. It?s not some mysterious spice or exotic cooking technique, it?s just the plain and simple H2O. Well, not that simple. Chef Louis Manginelli is a firm believer in using only fresh, high quality ingredients, and water is no […]