Woodbury's Finest

Italian Ristorante

Meet Chef Angelo Montes

Sole Mio Ristorante Chef & Owner

Born in Licata, Sicily and raised in Biella near Milan; Chef Angelo Montes experienced first-hand the cuisine and tradition of the Italian culture.Chef Angelo’s passion for food began at a young age, working his way through kitchens in Italy building his experiences before bringing his passion and experience to America. In 1999 Angelo made the decision to move his family to Minnesota, choosing to reside in Woodbury. Chef Angelo began working at the restaurants of friends before joining Chianti Grill where he served as Corporate Executive Chef for the last 10 years. During his tenure he took the opportunity to become one of the few Culinary Federation, Certified Executive Chefs in the cities. Now Chef Angelo is fulfilling his life-long dream of opening his own restaurant in his hometown of Woodbury Minnesota; where people will get his original Italian Food and Flavor, brought here after many years as a chef.Chef Angelo can also be found donating his time to different charities, and culinary schools around the cities. He sits on the board of the American Culinary Federation, where he assists in the running of the chapter and support of the food and beverage industry. In 2010 he was awarded C.H.E.F.F.Y. of the year by the American Culinary Federation. In 2012 Chef Angelo was awarded the Chef of The Year by the American Culinary Federation. In his off time he can be found spending time with family and friends.

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