A long period of study and some University experiences in Italy and in the USA.

Hard working in the professional field and work placements for updating in Italy, France, Czec Republic, Switzerland, Hungary, Spain, Canada and Japan.

The professional teaching and the skills and competences, developped with his father and "Trainer" Salvatore, characterize the professional committent of Maurizio Cascino.

Always committed to the developpement of his professional character in catering Maurizio offers in the Historical establishment for wine selling in the Restaurant "La Botte 1962" (the Barrel), the opportunity to find a "Wine and Food Center" open to everybody.


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Maurizio Cascino a technician in the hotel field specialized in cooking and reception hotel departments, permanent teacher since 1982 at "IPSSAR - P.Borsellino" (Professional Hotel and Catering School) in Palermo of the subject "Catering Management", leading tutor for work placements in Italy and abroad, cares the running of the restaurant "La Botte 1962" in Monreale

"Food & Beverage Manager" (Educational Institute of American Hotel & Motel Association - Sullivan County Community College - New York / USA)

- Professional "Wine Taster" since 1996 "Italian Sommeliers Association"

- He was the organizer and the teacher of Cooking Courses for Ladies and of Staff Training in different Centres.




Maurizio Cascino with the Major of Palermo, Prof. Leoluca Orlando (1996)



- He was member of the Selection Commission for the "Tourism and Hotel Professional Qualification" on behalf of the Regional Province of Trapani.

- He taught in the Training Courses on behalf of Palermo University (cattedra Psicologie Sperimentale) held in different Sicilian Places.

- He took part in different TV documentaries on Sicilian Cuisine for Telemed, Rai 1, Rai 3, BBC, Boston TV Station (Massachusetts) and for Channel 4 UK.





Maurizio Cascino with Pope Giovanni Paolo II (1982)




Prestigious tasks :

- Preparation and service of the luncheon for His Holiness Pope John Paul II
(Archiepiscopal Palace -
Palermo - 1982)

- Chef de Cuisine and Manager of the "State Police Mess" in Palermo - 1985

- Preparation and service of the Gala Dinner for the World Football Championship
"Italy 90" (Villa
Malfitano - Palermo - 1990)

- Organization and preparation of the Sicilian gala dinner on behalf of the
Casino de la Vallée -
Grand Hotel Billia - Saint Vincent (Aosta) in 1997 and 2002

- Delegate for external relations of the "Provincial Association of Sicilian Cooks
and Pastry Chefs"
Palermo (2003 - 2006)

- Catering Consultant for "Palermo Provincial Tourist Board" (2004 - 2008)

- Councilor of the "Provincial Association of Sicilian Cooks and Pastry Chefs" Palermo (2007 - 2010)

- Councilor of the "Provincial Association of Sicilian Cooks and Pastry Chefs" Palermo (2007 - 2010)



Maurizio Cascino with Edoardo Raspelli (2008)



 

Un momento della consegna del "Collegium Cocorum" della "Federazione Italiana Cuochi" a Maurizio Cascino
a seguire (da sinistra), il Presidente della "Unione Regionale Cuochi Siciliani" Mario Consentino,
il Senatore a vita (F.i.c.) Salvatore Cascino, Angelo Capuana (2010)



Acknowledgments:

  • - "Orange Belt " of traditional Sicilian Cuisine (81)
  • - "Collegium Cocorum" of Italian Cooks' Association (08)
  • - Titre de "Disciple D'Auguste Escoffier" (12)



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    Avvinando Educational (2011)





  • Il Maestro Heinz Beck, uno dei migliori cuochi al mondo, inatteso e graditissimo cliente

(Rist. La Botte 2016)



Maurizio e Salvatore Cascino con gli "allievi"
del ristorante "Venire Venire" - Tokyo (2006)

Lo Chef Tamura dell'Hotel Le Meridien Grand Pacific
con Salvatore Cascino - Tokyo (2006)

Salvatore e MaurizioCascino con lo Chef Tamura dell'Hotel
Le Meridien Grand Pacific - Tokyo (2006)

Maurizio e Salvatore Cascino con gli altri soci del Club degli Chef
"F. Paolo Cascino" - Kempinski Hotel "Giardino di Costanza "

Mazara del Vallo (Tp) -(2006)

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SALVATORE CASCINO





The brothers and "Masters" Salvatore and Francesco Paolo Cascino (who died in 1989 and to whom a Chef Club, a Street and a State Vocational Hotel and Catering School were dedicated in Palermo) trained generations of young people directing them passionately towards the art of cookery.
Some of their pupils are established chefs today, well known in Italy and Abroad.
Salvatore Cascino was born in 1929, after a difficult beginning he worked as a Chef in private houses and was the Manager and Director of Coffee bars and Restaurants.

As a "Hotel Activity Expert specialised in Catering Services" he taught for almost 30 years at the "State Vocational Hotel and Catering School" in Palermo and since 1962 he has been in charge of the kitchen at "La Botte 1962" Restaurant in Monreale, near Palermo.
He was also the teacher of "Italian and Regional Cuisine" for the pupils of Sullivan County Community College (New York State) besides being a teacher in many Cooking Courses for ladies, amateurs and a Staff Trainer in various Centres.

He was a member of the Competition Commission for cook selection in State Establishments and a cuisine expert for qualification exams in State Hotel Schools, as well as the President of the "Provincial Association of Sicilian Cooks and Pastry Cooks" in Palermo from 1999 to 2002 and today he is the honorary President of the above mentioned association.
He took part in a large number of TV documentaries on Sicilian Cuisine for RAI 3, BBC, Boston TV Station (Massachusetts) and for Channel 4 UK.

Among his most prestigious tasks:
Preparation and service of the luncheon for His Holiness Pope John Paul II (Archiepiscopal Palace- Palermo-1982)
Preparation and service of the Gala Dinner for the World Football Championship "Italy 90" (Villa Malfitano - Palermo - 1990)
Preparation and service of the luncheon for the U.N.O. General Secretary Kofi Annan (La Botte 1962 Restaurant – Monreale - 2001)
Organization and preparation of the Sicilian Gala Dinner on behalf of the Casino de la Vallée - Hotel Billia - Saint Vincent (Aosta) in 1997 and 2002





College Cocorum - Federazione Italiana Cuochi (1992)





Consegna dello "Oscar alla Carriera" dal presidente della
"Federazione Italiana Cuochi" Chef Paolo Caldana
(2002)




Among his numerous acknowledgments:

- Member of Honour of: les "Maitres Conseils en Gastronomie Francaise" (74)

- Commandeur of: la "Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France" (77)

- "Orange Belt " of traditional Sicilian Cuisine (81)

- "Collegio Cocorum" of Italian Cooks' Association (92)

- Plaque for Professionalism and high Commitment, by Italian Federation of Public Concerns (01)

- Titre de "Disciple D'Auguste Escoffier" (01)

- "Career Oscar" of Italian Cooks' Association (02)





Torna/Back

I Maestri Cascino del Ristorante La Botte di Monreale - Palermo, Sicilia organizzano ricevimenti di nozze, banchetti, eventi e corsi di cucina ed enogastronomia. Maurizio Cascino insegna presso l'istituto professionale di stato per i servizi alberghieri e la ristorazione (IPSSAR) Paolo Borsellino di Palermo e si occupa di consulenze di ristorazione. I capostipiti dei Maestri Cascino sono stati gli Chef Salvatore e Francesco Paolo Cascino

Francesco Paolo Cascino scomparso nel 1989 è stato considerato uno dei più grandi cuochi al mondo

I Maestri Cascino hanno forgiato valenti e famosi chef tra i quali ricordiamo, Vincenzo Tumminia Nino Graziano e Rosario Guddo

I Cascino hanno avuto l’onore di servire anche Papa Giovanni Paolo II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) il segretario generale dell’Onu Kofi Annan il principe Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Al Ristorante La Botte, che è un locale storico d’Italia del 1929, nel 1962 venne creata la ricetta originale del semifreddo alle mandorle con cioccolata calda o parfait di mandorle chiamato dai Maestri Cascino Alì pascià

Il Ristorante La Botte offre cucina tipica siciliana e creativa con alta professionalità ed è uno dei pochi ristoranti storici di Monreale e Palermo.

Ristoranti a Monreale - Ristoranti a Palermo