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Chef Salvatore Moscato

Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa
Executive Chef
Sedona, AZ

Executive Chef Salvatore Moscato of the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa (venue for the Raw Living Expo) will prepare a multi-course gourmet raw vegan dining experience for the Best of Raw Awards Dinner Gala under the tutelage of famous raw food chefs Nomi Shannon (The Raw Gourmet), Elaina Love (Pure Joy Academy) and Chef Be*Live (Favorite Raw Gourmet Chef, Best of Raw 2010) for an evening of fine dining, entertainment, dancing and the Best of Raw Awards Show. Salvatore has been on a "health kick" and is very excited to be learning about raw vegan culinary arts.

Puppetji, Singing Bear, Diana Stobo, Wade Lightheart, Dave “The Raw Food Trucker,” Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram and more. Our all new Raw Foods Industry “Peer To Peer Awards” will be presented at the Awards Dinner Gala, Friday evening, February 22nd. Awards Dinner Description: Join 250 raw foods enthusiasts, teachers and celebrities for a Black Tie Optional Gala Awards Dinner at the lovely Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa.  


Chef Salvatore oversees the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa banquet dining options as well as its signature restaurant, Grille at ShadowRock, offering regional fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Salvatore will be placing some raw vegan items on the menu in the restaurant for the Raw Living Expo weekend.

Originally from Vittoria, Sicily, Chef Salvatore was first inspired there as he cooked traditional Italian dishes with his great-grandmother at a very young age. A passion for good food and utilizing fresh ingredients ran in the family as he often helped his mother and father harvest fruits and vegetables, while assisting his uncle in the family’s winemaking business. From his childhood years, he learned to appreciate traditional cooking approaches and the importance of working with seasonal ingredients.

His culinary resume includes working at the renowned Casa Dante (at the ripe ole age of 19!) in Jersey City and eventually opening his own Trattoria there. He’s also worked at an island restaurant in Puerto Rico, and specialized in local “Criollo” cuisine and Italian dishes. Chef Salvatore later joined the Hilton family as Sr. Sous Chef at the Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel and Casino, and ultimately Executive Chef at Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach and Golf Resort.



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