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Bruno Serato

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Bruno Serato

Bruno Serato is an Italian philanthropist, restauranteur, chef, author, and speaker.

Early life[edit]

Bruno was born in Laon, France in 1956.[1] He holds American citizenship.[2]

Career[edit]

Bruno Serato arrived in the U.S. from his native Italy, unable to speak English.[3] He worked his way up from busboy to owner of the Anaheim White House restaurant,[4] which burned down due to an electrical fire in February 2017.[5]

Literary works[edit]

Bruno hands Pope Francis a copy of "Power of Pasta" outside the Vatican

Bruno has authored many books, including Temptation at the White House[6] , and The Power of Pasta.[7]

Philanthropy works[edit]

Serato launched the nonprofit Caterina's Club in 2005 after he and his mother, Caterina, visited a local Boys and Girls Club.[8] More than 2 million meals have been served so far[9]. In mid-2017, Caterina's Club began feeding approximately 3,500 every single day, having expanded to Huntington Beach.[10]

Bruno has also moved "motel families" into permanent housing, an act for which he was in 2011 named a "CNN Hero".[11] In 2012, he was appointed a "Cavaliere" (Knight) of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).[12] In 2018, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.[13]

Bruno also operates Chef Bruno's Hospitality Academy, which teaches local underprivileged youth how to prepare for a job in the hospitality industry.[14][unreliable source]

References[edit]

  1. "Con 500mila piatti di pasta è fra i dieci eroi del mondo". ilGiornale.it (in italiano). Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  2. Fenton, Dominique (2010-11-03). "HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Bruno Serato, Chef for LA's Richest and Poorest". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. "Bruno Serato's journey to the Anaheim White House". 2017-02-04.
  4. "Bruno Serato's journey to the Anaheim White House". 2017-02-04.
  5. "Support flows to philanthropist Bruno Serato after fire guts Anaheim White House". 2017-02-05.
  6. Serato, Bruno (2007). Temptation at the White House: A Cookbook. ISBN 978-0615142586. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. Serato, Bruno (2017). The Power of Pasta: The Remarkable Story of Caterina's Club and One Man's Mission to Feed Hungry Kids in America: Featuring Recipes from Anaheim White House Restaurant. ISBN 978-1590794357. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. "A legacy starts when a boy receives a serving of pasta". 2017-02-04.
  9. "Chef Bruno soldiers on, feeding kids after fire destroys restaurant". 2017-02-08.
  10. "Chef Serato expands his nonprofit's food services to Huntington Beach".
  11. "Making sure 'motel kids' don't go hungry".
  12. "Elenco dei decorati" (in italiano). Archived from the original on 2018-06-15.
  13. "2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipients". Archived from the original on 2018-03-13.
  14. "Graduation Set for Sir Bruno Serato's Hospitality Academy May 12 with Dinner Prepared by Students". 2017-05-09.


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