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Angela Bazan

Biography

Born in Corona, Queens in a Sicilian-American family, Chef Angela Bazan began her culinary education in her families backyard urban garden. Her mother barely allowed her to cook in the kitchen, thus she reveled in the opportunity to study culinary arts in her high school program in Long Island City, preparing her for her studies at the French Culinary Institute, now the International Culinary Center. She continued to work as a cook exposing herself to the wide variety of restaurants within New York City. From quaint and trendy Brooklyn cafes, bustling culinary hubs such as... READ MORE

Born in Corona, Queens in a Sicilian-American family, Chef Angela Bazan began her culinary education in her families backyard urban garden. Her mother barely allowed her to cook in the kitchen, thus she reveled in the opportunity to study culinary arts in her high school program in Long Island City, preparing her for her studies at the French Culinary Institute, now the International Culinary Center. She continued to work as a cook exposing herself to the wide variety of restaurants within New York City. From quaint and trendy Brooklyn cafes, bustling culinary hubs such as Spice Market, to well-known Hotels as the Standard, Chef Bazan became experienced with assorted dining experiences and cuisines. Working with such notable chefs as Chefs Jean George, Bobby Flay, and Nina Clemente. Previously, she was working with the Surf Lodge Team with the guidance and support of Chef Ron Rosselli. Gaining inspiration from her Sicilian roots, her culturally diverse queen’s community and family, and commitment to using local food, Chef Angela continues to combine traditional and contemporary techniques to generate dishes that remain both nostalgic and refreshingly creative at Casa Apicii in Greenwich Village.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Angela's favorite restaurant is a Pakastani restaurant in Queens called Dera and her favorite dish there is Chicken Makhni and the Vegetable Simosas. What is your ultimate meal? Angela's ultimate meal is Baked Ziti when her mom makes it with boiled eggs, beef bolognese and English peas. What three things are always in your pantry? Salt, pepper, and olive oil. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A teacher. Probably a science teacher. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Angela would want to cook with her father, who is now deceased. They used to garden together and Angela found her love of cooking through both of her parents. What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? When Angela was working at the Spice Market, she was asked to run an event at Diane Von Furstenberg's store in the Meatpacking District. She was personally thanked by DVF herself.