Our People: The Heart and
Soul of de Seversky

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.

We look forward to helping you plan your next event. Please contact our staff with general questions.

Robert Rizzuto

Robert Rizzuto

Executive Chef

Chef Rizzuto is a culinary master who has been delighting NYIT de Seversky Mansion guests with his innovative cuisine for more than 30 years. A graduate of the renowned Culinary Institute of America, he has studied under top chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Christian Delouvrier, and Alain Ducasse. He has worked for major hotels, top restaurants, and educational institutions throughout the eastern United States, and has been featured in magazines, on television, and other media both locally and regionally. 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, and 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.