Dinner at home doesn't mean settling for sub-par meals. You can experience the elegance of dining out in your own home. The Kitchen Direct is the next evolution of the award-winning Pittsford, NY restaurant, The Kitchen. Conceptualized by Joseph Cipolla and Sean Mahan, The Kitchen Direct brings you a local, chef-inspired virtual restaurant.
In 2015, The Kitchen opened its doors, embarking on a successful five-year run, with numerous accolades including three years of the highly coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award status. Due to COVID-19, The Kitchen's doors were closed in 2020. Cipolla announced to his online followers that there would be something new to come - only better. The Kitchen Direct is just that.
This opportunity is the silver-lining of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic for two seasoned business owners. Learn more about our owners and gourmet meal kits now by contacting us.
Chef Joseph Cipolla began his career training at The French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and working at various restaurants and country clubs in NYC and the Rochester area. He launched his solo career with the food-on-wheels food cart, later established co-ownership of a catering company (Cipolla Romaine), the Back Dare BBQ at Three Brothers Winery and the popular food cart Lettuce B Frank.
After years of successful business ownership in Connecticut, Sean Mahan seized an opportunity to sell his company. From there, he took some well-deserved time off to move back to his hometown of Fairport. He spent his days honing his woodworking and golf hobbies, and enjoying time with his beautiful wife and daughters. The events of 2020 and his friendship with Cipolla brought to light an interest and talent in cooking Mahan always had. The Kitchen Direct was born.
Two paths brought together in a trying year created the concept you can enjoy today. The Kitchen Direct is a local, chef-inspired virtual restaurant delivering the fine dining experience to your home. We can't wait to bring our gourmet meal kits to your doorstep. Order your own today.