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Paul Bartolotta

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Paul Bartolotta on hospitality in the age of coronavirus

FoodCrush

The Bartolotta Restaurants have built their reputation on their dedication to offering guests memorable dining experiences. In fact, many have looked to them as exemplars, viewing Bartolotta-trained staff as some of the most valued in the industry. But these restaurants, like so many others, have not been immune to the uncertainty and financial strains presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week on the podcast, we engage in a candid conversation with Chef Paul Bartolotta, two-time James Beard award winner and co-founder of the Bartolotta Restaurants. During our chat, he shares the insights gleaned from over  30 years in the restaurant industry as he talks about the process of reimagining the Bartolotta dining experience. Along the way, we glean insights into Bartolotta’s personality, his love for the industry and the tenacity that keeps restaurants going in an unprecedented age.

1hr 39mins

29 Jul 2020

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06-30-20 Paul Bartolotta

WTMJ Conversations & WTMJ Features

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5mins

30 Jun 2020

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05-19-20: WTMJ Cares Town Hall - Co-Founder & owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants Paul Bartolotta & Wolski's owner Dennis Bondar

WTMJ Conversations & WTMJ Features

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11mins

19 May 2020

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05-06-20 Paul Bartolotta talks about his James Beard Award nomination on Wisconsin's Morning News

WTMJ Conversations & WTMJ Features

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6mins

6 May 2020

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Bartolotta Restaurant Group's Paul Bartolotta

Deff-initely Milwaukee

In his long career, Paul Bartolotta has never seen anything affect the restaurant industry like the coronavirus. Many of his peers are offering takeout and curbside pickup, but in the episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Bartolotta explains why Bartolotta Restaurant Group decided to close all its locations. He also goes into the changes patrons may see when things eventually open up again. You'll also hear stories from Bartolotta who has spent time in kitchens around the world, including the legacy his late brother Joe leaves behind in Milwaukee. Plus, you'll learn the one thing Paul Bartolotta won't eat.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

27 Apr 2020

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Episode 100: Paul Bartolotta

Chef's Story

This week’s featured guest on Chef’s Story is Paul Bartolotta. In 1980, Paul graduated from the Restaurant and Hotel Management Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. His cultural education began with New York restaurateur, Tony May, owner at the time of the Rainbow Room and founder of Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani, the international food society devoted to maintaining the traditions and standards of classical Italian colleagues. Initially instituted as a six-month tour of duty for Paul, this stint evolved into a seven-year education of the highest order. Working in some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants, the aspiring Chef studied all phases of managing a first class restaurant. Paul was Executive Chef/Managing Partner of Spiaggia, located in Chicago, from 1991 to 2000. He developed his culinary artistry in some of Europe’s most distinguished restaurants. Winner of the coveted James Beard Best Midwest Chef Award in 1994 and The James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest in 2009, Bartolotta directed Spiaggia to every major national fine dining award. The honors include a Four Diamond Rating from the American Automobile Association, the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award and numerous Critics Choice Awards from Chicago Magazine. Spiaggia has been honored with the prestigious Insegna del Ristorante Italiano del Mondo, presented to Chef Bartolotta by the President of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, in May of 1997. Spiaggia received the unprecedented and coveted four-star rating from bothThe Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. No other Italian Chef has been awarded four stars in any major market in the United States. Paul’s latest venture is Bartolotta’s Ristorante di Mare, located in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This world-class restaurant serves fresh seafood flown in daily from Italy. With a stellar wine list and high reviews from national press, Paul has created a piece of Italy in the desert. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

48mins

17 Jun 2015

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Paul Bartolotta on how to pronounce his name

OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Entertainment, Music, Sports and More podcast

Milwaukee native Paul Bartolotta, who runs the successful Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at the Wynn Las Vegas and is a partner with brother Joe in the Bartolotta Group restaurants in Milwaukee, explains why the name is pronounced differently in Milwaukee than everywhere else.

1min

13 Mar 2007