About

Executive Chef

Robert Rizzuto

Robert Rizzuto

Robert Rizzuto has returned to his role as executive chef of the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. Chef Rizzuto's career at NYIT spans more than 30 years. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has studied in the kitchens of such top chefs as Daniel Boulud, Christian Delouvrier, and Alain Ducasse. He has worked for major hotels, top restaurants, and educational institutions throughout the eastern United States. In addition, Chef Rizzuto is certified by the American Culinary Federation as both a Certified Executive Chef and a Certified Culinary Educator; he and his staff are honorees of the James Beard Society; he was one of 10 candidates chosen to be interviewed for the position of sous chef at the White House under George H.W. Bush; and he is a popular contributor to a variety of local and regional media.

With a new management structure, the NYIT de Seversky Mansion now has special menus, and packages to suit every dining and budgetary need. Chef Rizzuto is always available to meet to create custom-tailored menus featuring his custom-designed cooking stations or award-winning specialties.

"As a division of NYIT, our mission is to provide clients, students, faculty, and staff with the finest service and culinary experience as well as a fond memory of a once-in-a-lifetime event."

—Executive Chef Robert Rizzuto