At The Bay Breeze Inn
North Fork Inspired Dining from Executive Chef Allison Fasano
Allison Fasano was born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
She knew at the age of 11 years old that she wanted to become a Chef after seeing the Food Network for the first time. She began following and cooking alongside her father who inspired her passion for Italian cuisine. Following her passion, she studied Culinary Arts abroad in Calabria, Italy were she specialized in regional Italian cuisine. As a Chef, Allison loves bold layers of flavor - food that tells a story or what she likes to call “Nonna Style “ food that gives you a hug on the inside. Her passion and her dynamic personality landed her at the most exciting culinary scenes in NYC.
For over the past 14 years, she has worked in Michelin Star restaurants including The Sagamore Resort, Lidia and Joe Bastianich’s Del Posto and most recently Gato with Bobby Flay’s team as a Sous Chef. In 2017, she joined Urbani Truffle as one of their resident Chefs.
Allison has appeared on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”, “Chopped” also Fios’ “Restaurant Hunters” and “Newsday FeedMe TV”
Allison became the Executive Chef at Harleys American Grille located in Farmingdale NY, Long Island, where she received a rare 3 stars and the restaurant was named one of the top 5 restaurants to try on Long Island in 2019. At Salt & Sea, Chef Allison wanted to create a Summer Seasonal menu inspired by the bold flavors of the sea with hints of her travels across Italy. Allison’s motto in life is “ Food and Laughter is what I’m after.`` Growing up, she always wanted to be a comedian. Now, she says, she cooks and tells jokes for free.