About Chef AJ
What is “Culinary Old School”?
With over 20 years experience in the culinary arts, Chef AJ Servidio has learned the value of professionalism and has developed his own philosophy regarding the food he creates. “Culinary Old School” is how Chef AJ likes to describe his approach in the kitchen. Using only fresh ingredients, local products and creating meals from scratch allows him to bring variety and healthy choices to his menus.
From pizza delivery to professional chef
Chef AJ started out delivering pizzas as a teenager only to realize he had a passion for food and the restaurant business. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1994, Chef AJ began his career as line cook at Peppercorn’s in Park Ridge, where he met his wife, Jen. He progressed from Head Chef at Jeanine’s Valley Inn in Valley Cottage to Executive Chef at Rockland Country Club in Sparkill to Executive Chef at Hudson 303 Sport Café in Tappan. Throughout his career, Chef AJ has maintained a loyalty to his purveyors and valued the skills of his employees.
Realizing his dream: AJ’s Catering & Take Out
On opening AJ’s Catering & Take Out, Chef AJ’s dream of working for himself were fulfilled. He now has the opportunity to maintain the high standards of professionalism, cleanliness and food quality he has set for himself. He welcomes a clientele throughout Rockland County and northern Bergen interested in healthy, well-prepared food combined with the convenience of having it prepared in someone else’s kitchen.
Chef AJ prepares hot meals daily for takeout as well as catering buffet dishes and platters. Check his menus and call to order for pickup at AJ’s Pearl River kitchen or for free delivery.
Phone 845-735-7200 Fax 845-735-7207