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   Justin Engineri was born and raised in upstate New York. He enjoyed cooking early on, starting from cooking for family and friends. As time went on his love of cooking matured and he embarked on his career as a chef. Justin is a graduate of Culinary Arts 2001 of Johnson and Wales in Providence, RI. After a few career building jobs he found himself at The Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Ma. Soon after that an opportunity to become part of a brand new restaurant in Providence, RI became available…Justin jumped on board to become a Sous Chef for a new seafood restaurant called Big Fish. Few years later Justin got married, relocated to Albany, NY and started working at Franklin’s Tower. Very quickly he became the Executive Chef there and then, promoted to Corporate Executive Chef/Operational Manager when Franklin's Tower opened a sister restaurant called Pearl Street Public House.

   Executive Chef Justin Engineri enjoys creating unique appetizing food focusing on New American, Asian, and Mediterranean flavors. Justin's dishes have been featured in various magazines such as Capital Region Living Magazine, Dinnerwhere? Capital District and Capital Region Culinary Celebrations. He was also featured on Television programs such as WYNT morning news, US Food Service Culinary Challenge and Tee Time. Catering to private parties on and off site functions…Justin has a strict standard for high quality of food and is a strong believer in creating a comfortable work environment so the staff will enjoy the food they serve, and ultimately the guest has a wonderful dining experience.

   After 6 years of growing personally and professionally at Franklins Tower he started a new chapter in his life as the Executive Chef at Siver Hills of Pinehaven Country Club. While at Siver Hills he received the award of Rising Star Chef of Albany and was featured at the Albany Wine and Dine Festival where a record turnout attendees of 1000 plus guests. When not preparing exceptional meals, Justin enjoys creating new menus, playing guitar, spending time with his wife, Villy and their two children Ayden who is five and Jalissa who is three. There is more to Chef Justin Engineri, and more to come in the future.
Chef
Justin
Monday12pm to 9pm
Tuesday12pm to 9pm
Wednesday     12pm to 9pm
Thursday12pm to 9pm
Friday12pm to 10pm
Saturday12pm to 10pm
Sunday12pm to 8:30pm
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Portofino's Italian Ristorante
831 New Loudon Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Tel: 518.608.4675
   Business opportunities come and go, but when one comes along which highlights the strength of an entire family it is easy to see why the decision was made to buy a small food establishment on the corner of Van Antwerp Road in Niskayuna. In 1972, family patriarchs Andrea and Rina Adonnino and Anthony and Ida Bennice bought Home Style Pizza and changed the course of their lives and their entire extended family for the next 34 years. Serving the finest, richest Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes perfected over many generations, a new tradition of providing the freshest, highest quality and most exquisite tasting food began.

   The owners of Portofino's Italian Restaurant welcome the residents of The Greater Capital District to discover what everyone else who have used us already know. For the finest food, exceptional service and value, and the proud product of three generations, Portofino's Italian Restaurant is the answer to your next catered event. Call 518-701-4501 to book your next party, and thank you for using Portofino's Italian Restaurant!
About Us
Event being underwritten for making strides for breast cancer

Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Portofino's Italian Ristorante 831 New Loudon Rd, Latham NY 12110 (Located inside same entrance as Travel Lodge Hotel off the Latham Circle)
Admission:  $25.00 cash pre sale tickets, $30 cash at the door at
Thurs, Sept. 26th & Friday, 27th from 5:00-7:00 &
Thurs, Oct. 3rd & Friday, Oct. 4th from 5:00-7:00.
Includes: Stationary & Passed Hors D'oeuvres
We will be holding a raffle and so much more!
Contact: Diane Hutson for more details or to purchase tickets at 518-446-6910
Email to pfinolatham@aol.com for more information
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Cancer
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