A Brand New CHEF is at the Helm at Westchester Broadway Theatre!

Published: Monday, April 16, 2012 11:00 am By: Pia Haas Source: www.Broadwaytheatre.com

Westchester Broadway Theatre happily welcomes our new executive chef, Alexandra Sampaio. 
Alex was born and raised in Tarrytown, NY.  She is a graduate with a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of New York. 
She has had over ten years of experience in the hospitality/ restaurant industry, including being the Executive chef of her own restaurant in Valhalla, NY and the Head District Chef for The Bedford School District. She also is a sought-after caterer and event planner. 

She is very excited to join our WBT family, I love the business. My interest in food came from a very early age. Food has been the highlight of my life. My father, Jack and Uncle Tony, both chefs, have been my mentors and have influenced me tremendously. I enjoy the atmosphere of being in the kitchen, the excitement, the timing and the team work involved, in preparing and serving the dishes in a timely fashion. My staff is wonderful and welcomes the challenge!"  An avid fisherman, she loves to cook all types of fish, especially, bacalo. 

Some of her signature dishes which she will be adding to the Luxury Box and Main Dining Room menus include;  Pan seared tofu with ratatouille; Boneless Trout Almondine; Monkfish with red pepper-basil sauce; Tiplapia with lemon, butter, and capers w orzo; Salmon Wellington over Ratatouille;  Eggplant Cannelloni over noodles;  Lemon Garlic Lamb Kabobs with couscous;  Prosciutto Chicken Cacciatore; Maple Pretzel Pork Chop with Polenta, Zesty Chicken over pasta Primavera; Veal Scallopino; and from her Heritage, Porco Alentejana, a Portuguese Pork and Clams specialty.

Im looking forward to the years to come, as I bring a new twist and my own special flair to the WBT! "

Photo By John Vecchiolla