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Vincent Tropepe

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Vincent Tropepe
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Tropepe in 2016
BornVincent Anthony Tropepe
(1982-11-08) 8 November 1982 (age 38)
New York City, U.S
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
🌐 Websiteculinarynewsworld.com/tag/chef-vincent-tropepe

Vincent Anthony Tropepe (born 22 November 1982) is an American chef, culinary personality, author, speaker, small business advocate, and restaurant consultant. He is trained in thirteen cuisines and holds an additional 15 restaurant industry certifications. In 2016, Tropepe penned “In My Whites: A Matter of Culinary Perspective”, a cookbook and culinary memoir.

Early life[edit]

Tropepe was born on November 22, 1982, to Carmine and Angela Tropepe at Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Tropepe was raised in the Bensonhurst/ Dyker Heights and neighboring Bay Ridge areas of Brooklyn. As a child, Tropepe always gravitated to food and cooking. His early influences include his mother, both grandmothers, and his older cousin, Phyllis. He attended Saint Bernadette Elementary School and later attended Xaverian High School, which at the time was an all-boys Catholic college preparatory high school.

Education[edit]

Upon graduating from Xaverian in June 2000, Tropepe attended The New York Restaurant School and Art Institute of New York City where he obtained an associate degree and later his bachelor's degree both in culinary and pastry arts and restaurant management.

Career[edit]

Prior to his formal culinary education and longing to be in the food industry, Tropepe got a job shucking clams and oysters at Casa Calamari, a then-famous Brooklyn hot spot.

After his graduation from the State of New York, Tropepe's first professional job was with Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, working directly under Chef Ducasse. Other restaurants Tropepe has worked at include The Rainbow Room, Chanterelle, The 21 Club, One If By Land, Two If By Sea, and the famed Chinese restaurant Mr. K's.

In 2002, he became the consulting chef at Madre's of Pasadena, California; owned by actress/singer Jennifer Lopez. Tropepe was also the consultant and executive chef for, Wahlburger's, the 40/40 club by Jay-Z, and Jack's Wife Freda co-owned by Piper Perabo.

Throughout his career Tropepe has cooked for many celebrities including Luciano Pavarotti, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto, Regis Philbin, Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, and four U.S. presidents: George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both while in office, and Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton post-presidency.

Tropepe penned “In My Whites: A Matter of Culinary Perspective” a cookbook and culinary memoir that was released in 2016 through Main Entree Publishing. Upon the publication of that book, he embarked on a 17-week book tour across the country.

In August 2020, Tropepe was appointed as Senior Food Writer and Editor in Chief of the website CulinaryNewsWorld.com.

Controversy[edit]

In June 2019 Tropepe was arrested and charged theft of $14 000. He was accused of creating fraudulent documents and embezzling money from a restaurant he was working with. He later took a plea deal of 5 years probation, community service and repayment of funds. [1][2]

Charity work[edit]

Throughout his culinary career, Tropepe has raised over $6 million for various charities including Autism Speaks, Saint Jude, Hate is Wrong, and The Harry K Foundation.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Spezzatino Magazine Vol. 6 "Plant-Based Diets" (Fall 2007)
  • Spezzatino Magazine Vol. 8 "Coffee Glazed Lamb Chops" (Winter 2008)
  • Spezzatino Magazine Vol. 10 "Stuffed Pork Cutlet Sandwich" (Summer 2009)
  • Spezzatino Magazine Vol. 7 "Basil Stuffed Steak" (Spring 2010)
  • In My Whites: A Matter of Culinary Perspective (2016), published by Main Entrée Publishing

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  1. "Celeb chef accused of stealing $14K from Bay Ridge restaurant offered delicious plea deal". Brooklyn Eagle. June 12, 2019.
  2. Vianna, Carla (February 25, 2019). "This Brooklyn Restaurant Was Targeted in a $14,000 Scam". Eater NY.