Leo Baldassarre - Famiglia Baldassarre
Welcome to the first episode of Local Makers! This week we talk to pasta maker Leo Baldassarre, the mastermind and heart and soul behind Famiglia Baldassarre (@famiglia_baldassarre). Leo, and by extension Famiglia Baldassarre, are "makers of fresh pasta, students of tradition". They currently make and supply the highest quality fresh pasta to some of the finest restaurants in Toronto, and also operate a lunch counter 4 days a week. We talk about: - the origins of his passion for food (no surprise - it began with his Nonna); - how his "fortune favours the brave" mentality helped him land an incredible internship and a job at one of the best restaurants in Italy - how he started Famiglia Baldassarre and the challenges of running a small business - his strategy for growth and his ideas for the future Like what you hear? Find us on instragram (@local.makers) for updates on new episodes or to tell us what you think.