Christian Petroni will no longer be active with Fortina

I saw this post on Fortina’s FB page a few weeks ago. Not sure if he still owns it, as his Linkedin page says he was the owner and chef, or what his future plans are.

That kind of figures, right? His career took off, and he is also a tv personality now thanks to his stint on Next Food Network Star.

So, here’s a more to explain the announcement. Christian was part of Restaurant Hustle 2020 on Food Network, which aired this weekend. The show was about four chefs and how they handled the Covid-19 shutdown and recovery from it. Towards the end of the show, he announces that he’s had it, and says that he hadn’t really had to deal with the business end and didn’t want to be doing it for the next decade or two. So he’s apparently going to find some way to cook, maybe popups as they show him driving away with his pizza oven.

So I don’t think it was a matter of his other stuff picking up, just that he got burnt out by having to deal with Covid-19 and the restaurant.

Interesting. Thanks. I can understand that.

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