Crafting Healthful Meals, Family Business & Giving Back with Stefano Marzano

In this episode I speak with Stefano Renato Marzano co-founder and Chef of Mighty Meals. He knew that food and beverage was in his blood. He started working at his parents’ restaurant at the age of 13 and by 15 had made his way into the kitchen as a cook at his family’s fine dining Italian restaurant, Osteria Marzano. Stefano turned his passion for food into a career when he was just 20 years old, after meeting his MightyMeals co-founders. Together, they shared a vision of creating a meal preparation company that bridged the gap between quality and convenience.

Topics discussed:

Growing Up in the Restaurant Business

Early Days of a Start-Up & Bootstrapping

Luck = Opportunity Meets Preparation

Get Focused to Deliver Excellence

Quality Food is in his DNA

Creating Healthful Meals

Focus on Quality

Define a Routine to Achieve Excellence

Multi-Cultural Meal Creations

Food-Sensitivity Diets

Post-Workout Meals


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