The presentation took place Tuesday, October 4th on National Taco Day at Naked Taco
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, was a very special “Taco Tuesday” as celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano welcomed everyone to celebrate with him on “National Taco Day.” The special fete took place at Naked Taco, located at the Dream South Beach Hotel. The proclamation was presented by Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen– Gonzalez and Former Vice Mayor and Candidate for Miami Beach Mayor Michael Gongora.
October 2022 marked the anniversary that Chef Pagano decided to stamp South Florida as his culinary home; the Chef knew he wanted to thank the community that has embraced him for two decades. Chef Pagano and his dedicated team have crafted a day full of surprises for this event commemorating his 21st anniversary in true Pagano style. Guests in attendance were treated to mouth-watering special selections, and of course, no party would be complete without some crafted libations- many for which Naked Taco has become known.
Aside from receiving an official proclamation from The City of Miami Beach naming October 4 Ralph Pagano Day in recognition of his tenure in South Florida and culinary contribution, Pagano also took to the mic to announce a special new project and one very close to his heart. The chef was recently named the “Café Curator” of the newest project put forth by The Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Florida. The organization (a 5013c charity) will be launching a new pavilion in the Spring of 2023, home to a 20,000 square foot culinary venue including a café. Said location will be part of the program offered to better assist the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder and help them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive, and rewarding lives through the culinary experience. Chef Pagano is deeply invested in the project and welcomes supporters to embrace this great project that will most certainly change lives.
Recognized today as a chef and motivational speaker, Ralph Pagano has delighted the world with his delicious interpretations of world flavors. Pagano won numerous awards, hosted his own tv show; Pressure Cook was featured on Hell’s Kitchen, and battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America; Chef Ralph Pagano has taken a new look on life after a serious burn accident changed his life forever. Chef enjoys speaking engagements to remind [people] that no matter what life throws at you, what does not kill you makes you stronger. Ralph Pagano is #fireproof