Restaurant location: Naperville, IL
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Favorite Maggiano’s dish: Linguine & Clams with the White Clam Sauce
Jim Nuzzo has been with the Maggiano’s family for 14 years. His extended relationship with the restaurant began at the Maggiano’s in downtown Chicago where he served as Executive Chef for seven years. In addition to opening several new Maggiano’s restaurants throughout the country, Nuzzo worked as Executive Chef at the Schaumburg, IL location for four years. He has extensive experience in the hospitality industry which began in the hotel industry for companies such as, Wyndham, Westin, and the Hyatt Regency. Some of Nuzzo’s favorite Maggiano’s menu items include the Garlic Shrimp Linguine, Gnocchi in Tomato Vodka Sauce, and Baked Ziti & Sausage. In his free time, he enjoys home renovation and spending time with his wife, Lisa, and his three daughters, Jennifer, Liv and Austyn.