Chef Randy grew up in Allen Park the youngest son of Frances and Olindo Truant. He received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Lawrence Technological University in 1991. Having lost his father at a very young age he went to work in the family business to help out his mother.
He had the extraordinary opportunity to train with Executive Chef Paulina Tarducci. Chef Paulina was an original with authentic recipes from the “old country”. Randy was privileged to work hand-in-hand with Paulina to learn the old world charm and flavor of traditional Italian cuisine. The experience was undeniably his good fortune.
Today Chef Randy travels extensively in search of unique recipes, distinctive wines and the latest culinary trends. In addition to managing the daily operations of the restaurant and the staff, Randy works hands-on in the kitchen creating signature dishes, savory sauces and seasonal delights for the discriminate sweet tooth. He orchestrates the delicate art of pasta making, which is served daily in the restaurant.
Randy finds working with his Mom challenging at times, but together they have created an inviting, yet unique dining experience. If you ask the regular crowd about Chef Randy, they say his specials are “out-of-this-world”, and his smile is genuine.