owner-joseJosé Velez’s culinary creations are synonymous with exceptional flair and unrelenting passion for great taste. His storied career and talent has taken this Culinary Institute of America trained chef from cooking in the
White House for both Presidents Bush and Clinton to New York City¹s elegant Rihga Royal Hotel.

Under his leadership, a team of chefs won the Gold Medal in Great Britain at the prestigious Salon Culinaire International de Londres as well as winning individual Gold Medals in New York City¹s Societe Culinaire

Chef José recently made a guest appearance on the Food Network¹s “Big Daddy¹s House” and has been chosen for a one week Guest Chef appearance at the Exclusive Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands.

Prior to Toscania Trattoria, Chef José served as the executive chef at Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille, New Jersey’s Legendary Steak House, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly’s ‘Best Steakhouse’ award.

Chef José invites you to enjoy his Tuscan & Mediterranean creations at Toscania Trattoria, an oasis of fine dining, located in Little Falls, NJ.