Welcome to Frutti di Mare, where a lifelong passion for cooking and an unwavering commitment to quality come together to create an exceptional culinary experience. Our journey began 19 years ago when our chef, Francisco Cruz, took his first steps into the world of gastronomy. Since then, his love for the craft has only grown, and it’s the driving force behind every dish we serve.
From Dishwasher to Chef
Francisco’s culinary adventure started as a dishwasher at Marie Callender’s, but he didn’t stop there. During his breaks, he would shadow the baker, eager to learn and absorb the art of baking. With each new job, whether in American fine dining, Italian cuisine, steak houses, or elsewhere, his passion for learning and mastering cooking techniques never waned. It’s remarkable how dreams can change, as he initially wanted to become a mechanic as a teenager, yet his path led him to the kitchen.
The Power of Fresh Ingredients
Everything changed when Francisco began working at his first seafood restaurant. There, he rose to the role of sous-chef, responsible for crafting everything from scratch with an unwavering commitment to using the freshest ingredients. This experience instilled in him a profound respect for attention to detail and the transformative power of fresh, quality ingredients.
Passing on the Passion
Now, with Frutti di Mare, Francisco strives to pass on his passion and dedication to his customers. He believes that there are no shortcuts when it comes to quality and preparation techniques. Every ingredient and every step in the process must be exceptional, because, in his words, “I would not cook something for my clients that I wouldn’t feed my mother.”
Our Unique Culinary Haven
Frutti di Mare may find itself in an unusual location, but it’s precisely this uniqueness that adds to the charm of our culinary haven. Nestled in a neighborhood that may not fit the conventional mold, our food truck stands out as a beacon of exceptional dining. We are proud to offer an experience that transcends expectations, delivering memorable flavors in a distinctive setting.
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Thank you for choosing Frutti di Mare as your culinary destination. Join us on a gastronomic journey that celebrates fresh ingredients, unwavering dedication, and the joy of sharing exceptional food. We look forward to serving you soon, and we are committed to making each visit better than the last.