Fabulous People: Alex Stratta

James Beard award-winner and Michelin Starred Chef, Alex Stratta, is the new Chef de Cuisine of Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Chef Stratta captures bold flavors but with the rustic elegance of the Mediterranean. Learn more about Chef Stratta:

First job: Manero’s Steak house (Greenwich, CT) where I was given the opportunity to start a career as a dishwasher.

Person who has impacted your life the most: My father who I always desired to emulate professionally.

Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: Being father of my twins (Marco and Bianca) because there is unconditional love between us.

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: Surviving through Colon Cancer (2007)

Someone who inspires you: Any successful working mother raising children alone; I’ve tried being ‘Mr.Mom’ and barely made it 3 months!

Favorite quotes:
“An unexamined life is not worth living”
“The art of good living is in how one manages their expectations”

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: If you are not passionate, driven and absolutely committed to the trade of being a great cook, don’t bother aspiring to be a great chef.

What makes someone fabulous: A person who is genuinely compassionate towards everyone!

Check out Chef Alex Stratta’s summer menus at


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