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Spotlight on Chef Angelo Cattaneo of OPA

By on February 1, 2010 in Events, Flavors of Madison with 0 Comments


Chef Angelo Cattaneo of OPA is pleased to be participating in the American Liver Foundation’s Flavors of Madison event, to be held on February 28, 2010.

Chef Cattaneo was raised in San Diego by French and Italian parents, who he describes as “great home cooks”.  He developed his passion for the culinary early in life, and has spent a lot of time tavelling and working throughout North America, South America and the Caribbean.

In 2002 Chef Cattaneo arrived in Madison, at first working as management for Whole Foods.  But soon he turned his attention to the Madison restaurant scene, and he has been instrumental in the development of key restaurants in the city.

His travel and experiences have created an interest in Asian, South American, and West Coast “Bistro” culinary influences.  He is also passionate about seafood, an interest which manifested itself during his tenure at Blue Marlin, winning “Best Seafood Restaurant” in Madison two years straight.

While Chef Cattaneo likes to avoid cooking with mundane ingredients, he believes that the most important ingredient that he could have in his kitchen is passion and caring, coming from both himself and his staff.  He credits MATC for turning out many talented, skilled and passionate people that he enjoys employing in his ventures.

OPA and Chef Cattaneo are honored to take part in the American Liver Foundation’s Flavor’s of Madison, believing that giving back to the community is an important part of being a part of the community!


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