My name is Billy Moschella Jr., and I am a cook and pastry chef with 25+ years experience in many facets of the food service and hospitality industries. I specialize in the creation of custom-built meal plans for individuals, families, and for small-scale events and gatherings of all kinds. I was born and raised in Boston as part of a boisterous and colorful family of Italian-American restaurateurs, with roots stretching back to Genoa, Naples, and Sicily. I look back fondly upon the many days spent in the kitchen with my grandmothers, learning the secrets of traditional Italian cooking while Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra serenaded us on the crackly old AM/FM radio.
Throughout history, purveyors of fine cuisine, as well as those skilled in the arts of medicine and healing, have held fast to the understanding that one of the great secrets to health, happiness, and wisdom lies within the stomach, or as it has been called, ‘the seat of life’. Great indeed are the ideas generated by a small group of people gathered around a well-laid table, enjoying fine food and engaged in even finer conversation. I myself hold fast to the idea that wholesome, free-range, locally produced, and wild-crafted ingredients, when prepared with love by skilled hands and a passionate heart, have a way of bringing people together, thus strengthening the ties that bind.
As a small-scale personal/private chef and caterer, I have built out a unique model, in that I am happy to work with you to create custom meals of your choice, prepared either in your own home kitchen or on-site at your vacation rental property (lodge, resort, hotel, Airbnb). Meals can also be made available for delivery (prepackaged in easy-to-reheat containers). As part of this, I will handle all of the purchasing of food products, food preparation, meal setting, and clean up. In addition, I am also able to prepare and deliver catering-style trays of fresh pastries and baked goods, which are available for direct purchase. It’s like bringing the restaurant or the pastry shop straight to your front door!
Betony Traveling Café is available for:
Small-scale personal chef and catering events of all kinds (2 to 30 ppl. for sit-down dinner service, up to 100 ppl. for family-style catering)
Custom-built private chef meal plans for individuals and families
Intimate, candlelight dinners on a date night (2 to 4 guests)
Delivery of handmade baked goods and pastries
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I look forward to bringing the traditions of my home to your table!