Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 188: Kevin O'Donnell (Giusto restaurant; Newport, RI)

Episode Summary

Chef Kevin O'Donnell shares the story of Giusto restaurant, and why he went to Boston, New York, Italy, & France before returning home to Rhode Island.

Episode Notes

Chef Kevin O'Donnell loves a challenge, but even he wasn't prepared to open his new "free-style" Italian restaurant Giusto (Newport, RI) during a global pandemic. Kevin shares how Giusto launched and thrived against the odds. He also discusses his culinary awakening, his culinary school experience, and what it was like being a newly arrived American chef in Paris with just two weeks to ready a project for opening. 

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