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Meet Giuseppe Marrone, ACQUA's Executive Chef and Managing Partner


Born and raised in Naples, Chef Giuseppe Marrone grew up being inspired by his land, the values of his family, and the authentic Neapolitan cuisine of his mother and grandmother. Giuseppe spent his formative years at the world-renowned IPSSAR “Angelo Celletti” Culinary School in Formia, right outside of Naples, where he learned the mastery of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine from some of the most famous Southern Italian chefs, including Chef Gualtiero Marchesi and Valentino Marcattilii

After graduating from the esteemed school, Giuseppe started his apprenticeship at the famed restaurant of San Domenico in Imola, working under the guidance of the master Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi. That marked the beginning of an exciting international career that saw him working at some of the best restaurants in the world with world-renowned chefs, including “The K” Restaurant at the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz with Executive Chef Hans Nussbaumer, The Ritz Hotel in London with Executive Chef John Williams and NYC’s own Le Cirque with the Maccioni Family. Giuseppe also spent a Summer working as George Clooney’s private chef in Lago Di Como, planning and executing some of his most exclusive dinner parties.

While in NYC, Giuseppe also played a pivotal role in developing and promoting the famous CookApp, an app allowing chefs to turn their homes into pop-up restaurants. In 2012, Giuseppe opened his first restaurant in NYC called Forno Rosso, where he quickly made a name for himself in the New York restaurant scene. Thanks to his uncompromised dedication to the best culinary creations and excellent service, he earned praise and recognition in The New York Times, The New York Post, The NY Daily News – among other top media – and made Forno Rosso one of the most successful restaurants in Brooklyn. In 2017, Giuseppe acquired Acqua to bring his unique take on coastal Italian cuisine to the Seaport.

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