To serve champaign-urbana original Sicilian/Italian-American sandwiches while strengthening the time-honored tradition of community gatherings.
BALDAROTTA'S PORKETTA & SICILIAN SAUSAGE is A drop off catering company Ran by husband and wife team, chef Jordan and paris baldarotta. we TAKE PRIDE IN REPRESENTING traditional, yet original, SICILIAN/ITALIAN-american FOOD. FROM SMALL FRIEND AND FAMILY GATHERINGS TO LARGE COMMUNITY EVENTS, OUR RECIPES HAVE BEEN TESTED TO BE TRIED AND TRUE. WITH A COMBINATION OF FAMILY RECIPES AND ORIGINAL CREATIONS FROM CHEF JORDAN BALDAROTTA, WE HAVE CREATED AN UNDENIABLE FUSION OF OLD SCHOOL sicilian/italIAN-american CUISINE WITH THE MODERN TECHNIQUES OF THE CURRENT CULINARY SCENE.
Born and raised in Urbana, IL, Chef Jordan Baldarotta is an industry/self-taught chef with an undeniable passion for food. He has spent the last 15 years working his way through the food and beverage industry honing his craft. His appreciation for exceptional cuisine goes as far back as when he experienced his grandfather’s spaghetti and meatballs as a child.
“I still remember my first time I ate my grandfather’s spaghetti and meatballs like it was yesterday! Once my dad taught me how to make it, it inspired me in ways that I couldn’t yet understand. As my talent emerged and my skills sharpened, I vowed that I would carry on the tradition by sharing it with the people of the hometown I grew up in.” -Chef Jordan Baldarotta
CHEF BALDAROTTA IS HAPPIEST WHEN HE IS SURROUNDED BY A DOZEN OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY, COOKING A TASTY MEAL, WHILE WHAT HE HAD MADE IS ON THE TABLE AND EVERYONE IS SIPPING ON WHISKEY AND WINE. IT ALLOWS HIM TO ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, SOCIALIZING AND CREATING.
HE DOESN’T SEE BEING A CHEF AS A COMPETITION WITH OTHER CHEFS AS HE IS TOO BUSY FOCUSING ON HIS OWN CREATIONS. HE’S NOT HERE TO TO BE THE BEST BUT HIS BEST. “I’M NOT IN COMPETITION WITH ANYONE BUT MYSELF. I’M NOT TECHNICAL OR DOING ANYTHING NEW. I’M JUST TAKING TRADITIONAL SICILIAN DISHES AND PUTTING MY STAMP ON THEM. WITHOUT APOLOGIES, I CREATE FLAVORFUL FOOD TO MY TASTE AND THAT i WANT TO EAT.” - CHEF jordan BALDAROTTA
Paris has a real talent and passion for hospitality and entertaining guests. Ask anyone she has welcomed into her Urbana home and they will say she made them feel extremely comfortable and welcome. This is no exception when it comes to Baldarotta’s. From your first encounter with Paris, through the completion of your event, you will feel like part of the family. She will always give honest recommendations and never try to sell you something that wouldn’t be in your best interest.
She also puts a high value on providing only the best customer service because as the Good Book says, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you!”
Not only will you receive the best customer service but you will receive the expertise of nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, hospitality and event planning. Paris is dedicated to making each and everyone’s Baldarotta’s food experience unforgettable.
Therefore, if you would like to indulge on the good cheer and hospitality of Paris Baldarotta and the bold cuisine of her husband, Chef Jordan Baldarotta, then book your next event with Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage!