Friday, May 24, 2013

Peter DelCotto of The Woodshed, NYS SBDC Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year



When he was in the Air Force, while traveling extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States, Peter DelCotto developed a wealth of knowledge about food and exotic cultures. He came to believe that food tells a certain story about the people and their environment. He decided to become a chef to share his experiences in other cuisines by highlighting the most popular dishes of each respective culture. In 2011, Peter expressed his passion for cooking in an essay submitted to a ChefUniforms.com contest and won a trip to the National Restaurant Association conference. After earning a degree in Hospitality Management from the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business at Trocaire College in Buffalo, Peter consulted the SBDC for assistance in refining his business plan and financing. With the help of Business Advisor John McKeone, he got funding and founded The Woodshed, a family owned and operated restaurant that serves up traditional Southern style smokehouse barbecue. The restaurant is Peter’s lifelong dream - a place with a relaxed casual atmosphere and great food on the table. Whether you dine outside on the patio during the summer months or inside during the winter, at The Woodshed, you’ll enjoy an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

A family owned and operated restaurant cooking up traditional Southern Style Smokehouse BBQ and American Style Food all hand crafted utilizing the finest ingredients. Located just outside Buffalo, New York, it's a scenic drive down Rt. 219, at 8038 Boston State Road in Hamburg.

A wide variety of flat bread pizzas are available along with our WNY Fish Fry on Friday nights, and Create Your Own Combination Meals.

From Breakfast, to Lunch, to Special Event Catering, we've got your slow-cooked BBQ and Homestyle Meals in WNY.

The Woodshed was founded as part of a lifelong dream, coupling great food with a relaxed casual atmosphere. Although, many may recall the woodshed as a place where discipline was instilled by our parents, today it is a place of comfort and companionship. The venue's intent is to create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, coupled with great food and community fellowship.

Its creator, Peter Del Cotto is a 9 year Air Force veteran and holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Trocaire College, Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business.

While in the service, Peter has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about food and exotic cultures. His vision is to share his experience with you, under one roof. This vision could not be realized if it wasn't supported and influenced by friends, family, and patrons like you.

No comments: