|Chef Margaret Lavetty – Photo credit: Aielli Group|
|St. Pete – For Immediate Release – Sea Salt, a Venetian inspired restaurant in St. Pete, has announced the hire of their new executive chef Margaret Lavetty. |
Owner Ingrid Aielli stated “We are very fortunate, that we were able to add such a talented and knowledgeable Chef like Margaret. She not only brings a high level of professionalism and culinary excellence, but she is also well recognized in St. Pete. We are looking forward to her leadership in our restaurant.”
Chef Margaret LaVetty graduated from San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy at the age of 19. She has embraced a wide range of culinary experience in several highly-regarded restaurants and has now landed here in Saint Petersburg, FL.
From her beginnings as Saucier at the original China Grill in New York, to Sous Chef at Campanile in Los Angeles, to Chef De Cuisine at Nemo in Miami Beach, Executive Chef at Miami’s Anise Taverna, to Chef of St. Pete’s beloved Mazarro’s Italian market; LaVetty’s comfort zone has always been the kitchen.
“For as long as I can remember I have been in the food industry. I’ve been cooking in professional kitchens since I was 14 – It’s where I thrive. I been able to achieve command of a broad spectrum of cuisines due to the patience and skill of many accomplished chefs.” says Sea Salt’s new executive chef.
It was during her time in southwest Florida that she gained local fame as a master granola maker. (aka “The Captain of Crunch”; as per the St.Petersburg Times) and accolades in a number of regional publications.
Chef Margaret Lavetty: “I love new challenges. It’s my goal to channel my happiness into every dish that comes out of the kitchen. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than knowing my creations are being enjoyed, shared, and remembered.”
To start off the Summer, chef Margaret has updated Sea Salt’s Happy Hour including fresh Gulf Oysters for $1 and extending the time, now from 11:30am to 6pm.
Sea Salt St. Pete
183 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 873-7964