There’s a common bond with most great chefs. It’s a passion for food that began when they were young, and with a mentor who would become their inspiration. Like many of us, Chef Ricardo Costa of East Providence Rhode Island, grew up with Portuguese culture and dishes prepared by his mother who shared her love through her cooking. “I learned many recipes and techniques from my mother, she was my inspiration to become a chef.” He said. The love for his mother’s food turned into a passion and latter led Chef Costa to receive a degree in Culinary arts & Culinary Entrepreneurship at Johnson & wales university.
The accomplished chef is also a Third degree black belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate and a Certified Personal trainer. He launched “Chef Ricardo” personal chef, cooking services. His focus is: Healthy Alternatives, Clam & Lobster Boils, International Cuisine, and Vegetarian & Vegan. “I’ve done many cooking demonstrations at fitness centers, senior centers, wine shops, and civic groups. I want to promote fitness and healthy eating.”
He launched his own cooking show on community TV called “The Lighter Side of Life” which aired on a local community channel in the City of Uxbridge Ct. The chef has been working on new episodes for the show will be back some time this year.
The next time you need a personal chef call Chef Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org – 401-225-0865
Here’s a great recipe that he shared with me!
Red Pepper and Chorizo Bruschetta