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Our new Executive chef makes his mark on our wood-fired pizza

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Our new Executive chef’s signature wood-fired pizza will be welcomed by all!

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Gilded Tomato announces Jori Rieben as our new Executive Chef, great news for the wood-fired pizza lover. Jori Rieben’s culinary philosophy is simple; cook what you love to eat. And what does Chef Rieben love to eat? Clean, seasonal food with a French flair, an all-American sensibility, and a playful nod to his Swiss roots. Born in Spring Valley, New York, Rieben moved with his family to his parent’s native land of Switzerland when he was 10 years old. “We relocated because my father’s job was transferred. He’s a banker, but we knew him at home as the one who does the cooking”. Rieben was fascinated by his father’s natural ability to feed scores of friends and extended family members effortlessly while enjoying himself, as well. The young Rieben was hooked on the joy and camaraderie of cooking and began assisting his father during meals, learning the basics.” culture.

wood-fired pizzaChef Rieben landed at Gilded Tomato after multiple highly regarded positions including the Aspire Kitchen at 4-diamond luxury boutique Rhode Island hotel, Hotel Providence, as Banquet Chef in 2010. He lives in close proximity to Gilded Tomato’s farmstead on his own working farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts with his wife and two children. His cherished talent will uplift our beloved savory and dessert pizzas recipes to powerful masterpieces that will thrill you and your guests! A great compliment to our most distinguished dough, made using a three-day cold fermentation process, created by our mentor and friend, Ciril Hitz, an award-winning master baker and professor at Johnson and Wales University. Finely crafted with 100% Molina Caputo flour, indisputably the world’s best, San Marzano tomatoes, savory olive oil and sprigs of fresh herbs our wood-fired pizzas are second to none and will transform your banquet to a true feast for the eyes! Together, we’ll help you turn the catering of your function into a showstopper under the powerful smells of our signature wood-fired pizza hand-crafted and cooked in Gilded Tomato’s infamous European clay ovens.

Don’t miss the opportunity to offer a one-of-a-kind sensational event to your guests at prices you can live in. Our entertaining live-fire cooking menu fits your budget just right. Irresistible as they are our ovens are always in high demand, so why delay? Just reach for your phone to book your next event with us! Our team and new Executive Chef will deliver sensuous wood-fired pizza handcrafted just for you!