If you haven’t met our staff, we would love to introduce them and give them credit for all their hard work. Our weekday staff members are one of kind. Weekday mornings you would run into Amber, a Virginia native but don’t let her blonde hair and southern accent fool you, she can make a Panini and espresso like an Italian. And then we have Hillary, our new general manager. A native Italian and ODU alumni, her love for Italian culture and food brings new life to our small market. Many of our Saturday faithful know our Barista John Paul or as we know him JP for the great cappuccino, but he also makes the creative cakes, selective pastries and the wonderful platting of our dishes. It is a true art seeing him work, if you haven experience JP on the weekend, you have been missing a true artist. Our other weekend member is me, Henry. Although I do not work behind the counter much, my main job is our Facebook page, financial reports, importing, and this blog. I’m confident in our staff to continue to make this year as great as our first. Lastly our co-founder, Annamaria, the heart and soul of Marchese Italian Market.
Despite economic hardships, Marchese Italian Market has been able to expand and bring new products and services such as our new Spuntini menu. With a New Year starting expect to see more products, lower prices, and our new line of Italian wines. It is exciting to start the new venture here in Virginia Beach, a home that has grown to be very special to us. So in looking towards the future, we hope that you continue to join us on our blog, recipe page, and at our market!