George has had a love of all things culinary from a very young age, and throughout his career, has worked with renowned chefs and food technologists. He discovered his passion for cooking at the age of five after spending time in his grandmother's restaurant. From then on, under his mother's guidance (who is a talented cook of her own accord) George recalls cooking anything his mother would let him, starting out with scrambled eggs and hamburgers and quickly moving on to fine Italian and French dishes.
After many years of honing and perfecting his culinary craft, George still enjoys what he humbly considers: "complimenting my family culinary experience," by taking courses in regional cuisines pertaining to the vegetable ingredient products his family specializes in, namely: Asian, French, Mediterranean, Mexican and Tex Mex.
Because of George's extensive knowledge and passion for food, he is a great resource to customers in helping them find the right ingredients for their recipe needs. "I need to understand what's happening in the kitchen," he explained. "If my client has an unfavorable flavor note, I need to be able to assess the situation to understand why." That extra level of service and care undoubtedly stems from his love of food and his work alike, which fortunately for George, go hand and hand.
12 oz. penne noodles
1 tablespoon GC Farms’ extra virgin olive oil
2 medium-sized chicken breasts
1/2 cup butter
8oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (for garnish)
1 - Cook penne noodles as per directions on box; drain.
2 - While noodles are cooking, dice two medium-sized chicken breasts and fry in olive oil in a small frying pan. Once chicken is cooked all the way through, begin making the Alfredo sauce.
3 - Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add cream cheese and stir until mostly combined. Add half and half and Parmesan cheese; stir. Remove from heat and let thicken (1-2 minutes).
4 - Combine chicken, penne noodles, and Alfredo sauce. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and serve.