Westchester Broadway Theatre happily welcomes their new executive chef, Alexandra Sampaio. Alex was born and raised in Tarrytown, NY in Westchester and is a graduate with a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of New York.
She has had over 10 years of experience in the hospitality/ restaurant industry, including being the executive chef of her own restaurant in Valhalla, NY and the head district chef for The Bedford School District. She also is a sought-after caterer and event planner.
Sampaio said she is very excited to join our WBT family, “I love the business. My interest in food came from a very early age. Food has been the highlight of my life. My father, Jack and Uncle Tony, both chefs, have been my mentors and have influenced me tremendously. I enjoy the atmosphere of being in the kitchen, the excitement, the timing and the team work involved, in preparing and serving the dishes in a timely fashion,” she said.
Some of her signature dishes which she will be adding to the Luxury Box and main menus include; Pan seared Tofu w/ Ratatouille, Boneless Trout Almondine, Monkfish with red pepper-basil sauce, Tilapia with lemon butter capers w orzo, Salmon Wellington over Ratatouille, Eggplant Cannelloni over noodles, Lemon Garlic Lamb Kabobs w/ Couscous, Prosciutto Chicken Cacciatore, Maple Pretzel Pork Chop with Polenta, Zesty Chicken over pasta Primavera, Veal Scallopino and from her heritage; Porco Alentejana , a Pork and Clams specialty.
“I’m looking forward to the years to come, as I bring a new twist and my own special flair to the WBT,” Sampaio said.