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Pastry Chef: Caterina Pepe “Kathy Bruno”

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Caterina Pepe, better known as Kathy, is one of the Bruno Brothers niece. Caterina was raised in Salerno, Italy and moved to New York in 2014. From a very young age she has had a passion for food and desserts, learning from her mother, Nicla Bruno. All the secrets and recipes have been passed down from generation to generation which has allowed her to apply old recipes with a modern touch.

Kathy joined the Caravaggio team in 2014 at the young age of 20. Since the day she started Caterina has impressed the high end clientele with her love for sweets. Her uncle, Giuseppe, helped shape her unique cooking style and taught her to make every dish the best.  Caterina’s passion is to create new recipes every day. Her uncle, Giuseppe, says she is the ‘youngest pastry chef in New York City’.

Caterina is known for her coconut-basil-black pepper sorbet, lemon meringue tart, strawberry short cake, pastiera and tartufo.

The Owner and Executive Chef: Giuseppe Bruno

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

On July 15th, 2009, Caravaggio opened its doors to New York City for the first time. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s glamorous Upper East Side, Giuseppe Bruno’s latest cutting-edge concept carries on the long-lived family tradition of serving great food to his devoted patrons and to the greater New York area. He believes in fresh comfort food which is the wisdom of his Salerno ancestors from Southern Italy. Giuseppe Bruno goes to the market daily to pick the freshest that the market can offer: from fish to meat, and vegetables from local farmers.

Also, Giuseppe Bruno owns the Sistina restaurant. After spending 33 years on second avenue, Sistina has relocated to a gorgeous townhouse on 81st Street between Madison and 5th avenue.

Please visit our sister restaurants, Sistina