Meet Our Chef
O’Connell Gardens Executive Chef Stephen Pasetti, has over 30 years of culinary and small business experience. Steve was born into the restaurant and service industry here in Oceanside, NY. His family owned a local diner that Steve worked in starting at age 15, this is where his passion for food began.
Stephen attended Nassau Community College and pursued an A.A.S. degree in Food Service Administration Restaurant Management. He then went on to graduate from the renowned Culinary Institute of America. Stephen assisted in running the family business from the back of the house as well as starting his own outside catering company. After discovering his passion for catering, he closed his family business to further his catering career with Farmer Joel’s for the next 10 years.
O’Connell Gardens prides itself on being a neighborhood catering hall, and hosts many charity functions, and that philosophy is reflected in the back of the house as well. Stephen’s love for food, his community, creativity and desire to create a sophisticated and delicious product, are just some of the many reasons you should chose O’Connell Gardens for your next affair.