Enzo is from the small town of Bagheria, located in Sicily within the Province of Palermo. Bagheria is a place where heritage and culture are of the utmost importance. It's also accompanied by it's strong convictions and pure love for culinary bliss...This is ultimately the root of Enzo’s passion for Culinary art.
Enzo’s desire for culinary knowledge developed early on in life and helped to inspire him in his culinary studies throughout the country of Italy. Through his travels, he had the privilege of being exposed to not only Italy’s best chefs but also some of the best chefs around the entire world. After Enzo completed his education he spent some time in the Italian military. Once he finished his time of service he carried his passion of food to the United States to work for his uncle. His uncle at the time was already a very established restaurant owner throughout Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona. Enzo then began to further his culinary expertise under his uncle’s guidance. Who’s cuisine highlighted fine dining and pinpointed the true characteristics of Northern and Southern Italy’s cooking styles.
In late 2005 Enzo decided after almost thirteen years of restaurant experience he was confident and ready to share his passion and commitment to excellence in the culinary world. Enzo took all his knowledge and love of American culture and decided to pour his heart and soul into one of America’s true food staples. And thus, Enzo’s BBQ and Alehouse was born. By taking an American favorite and fusing it with a touch of Italian herbs and spices he was able to enhance the flavor of all his BBQ creations tenfold.
By using this new concept of American BBQ with a touch of Italy accompanied by the best quality meats and mostly organic vegetables he was able to create a successful business right in the heart of Oceanside.