Domenico Tolomeo

Domenico Tolomeo

Corporate Chef

Meet Domenico, also known as Mimmo, an Italian American whose roots intertwine with a heritage of bread bakers and farmers from Italy’s southern region. In July 2022, he embarked on an exciting chapter with Orlando Foods as our esteemed Corporate Chef, a role that followed his training under the wings of Award-Winning Master Pizzaioli Roberto Caporuscio and Giorgia Caporuscio. Their mentorship led him to earn certification from the Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, a prestigious governing body of pizza makers in Italy.

His illustrious career path led him from owning and operating Delis on Long Island to delving into the captivating world of pizza. Along the way, he became the Capo Pizzaiolo at the world-renowned Keste Pizza e Vino, contributed to the success of Zazzy’s by crafting recipes and managing operations, and played a pivotal role at Taglio Pizza.

His accolades are a testament to his skill and dedication, and in 2019 he earned the Rising Star Award at the prestigious Caputo Cup. He is also a member of the World Pizza Champions and has been featured on notable platforms such as Italiasquisita, NBC News, News 12 Long Island, Newsday, Market Watch, Wine Enthusiast, Thrillist, Eater NY, and The NIAF.

On a personal note, Mimmo’s love for life extends to his deep-rooted passion for the New York Islanders and the art of restoring classic muscle cars. He adores spending time with family and his charming French bulldog, Mina.

Domenico Tolomeo

Some Fun Facts About Mimmo:

 Most underrated pizza topping? Nduja

   Favorite dessert? Tiramisu

   Favorite Orlando Foods memory? Winning the Rising Star Award at the Caputo Cup in 2019

  What’s one word to describe Orlando Foods? Compassionate

   What’s one word to describe yourself? Charismatic

Favorite Recipe

Semolina Bread Recipe Photo

Semolina Bread

This recipe is an homage to my father, a master bread baker. It reminds me of picking up a loaf from his bakery as my mom cooked Sunday dinner.

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