Tony Zarlenga along with wife Marla have been the driving force behind Cafe Brazils kitchen for more than 30 years. The son of Italian immigrants via Argentina and Southern Brazil. Tony grew up surrounded by a family of restaurant people. Parents, aunts and uncles all worked in restaurants .The knowledge of food, wine and hospitality imparted by them led him on a working culinary journey that began more than 50 years ago.
From Dishwasher to Chef, From Waiter to Maitre D’ From Bar Back to Barman from Apprentice Gelatiere to Maestro Gelatiere. His experience is diverse and his respect and appreciation for those who mentored him and gave him opportunties is great.
(His favorite quote to staff)
“We are only as good as the” guests walking out the door thinks we are
(His comment about Food)
I love working with food. It becomes what you make of it. It is very forgiving and it doesn’t talk back