By: Gabby Zilkha
Valducci’s is about more than just pizza. When you purchase a slice of pizza from the Valducci’s food truck you are buying the love and culture of a family shared to the world. And it isn’t just any type of love… it is pizza love and nothing is better than that?! *Please note that any attempt to argue is futile*
Mike the proud owner and even prouder father, is taking a step back from the business and passing it on to one of his daughters Christina who he jokingly referred to as Mike Jr. given their personality similarities.
When Mike spoke about his daughter Christina during the interview, you could feel his admiration through his words. He raved about how she had been working with him since she was just four years old. Christina would stay late at night and help out in the morning too he said. When she was really young, she would even get up on her chair and bang on the dough to help make the pizzas. The business is hers now.
In addition to running the business, Christina has been taking classes in English rhetoric and helping as a writing coach for students who speak English as their second language. This girl has drive and is getting things done with the help of her very large and loving Italian family.
The Valducci family’s passon is whole-heartedly reflected onto the food. One sweet example was during the hurricane Sandy aftermath, Valducci’s and other food trucks and restaurants teamed up to give out over 1 million meals.
Next time you bite into a slice of Valducci’s pizza you are not just eating pizza but also exploring family tradition, passion, and philanthropy.
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