News Release - City Welcomes Pasta Chef To-Go to North Winton Road With Ribbon Cutting Celebration

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013) – City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada, NY State Senator Joseph E. Robach, Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard and City Councilmember Elaine Spaull  joined owner Jan Puglia today to celebrate the grand opening of Pasta Chef To-Go, a take-out restaurant offering fresh Italian food at 260 N. Winton Rd.

Pasta Chef offers a wide variety of pasta, sauces, soups, Panini sandwiches, salads and desserts. All sauces and soups are made from scratch and served hot. Restaurant owner Jan Puglia retired from a 37-year career at Xerox and previously operated PJ’s Sub Shop in the 1980s. It has been his life-long dream to own an Italian restaurant, sharing his family recipes and offering a convenient service he describes as “fine food to-go.”

Pasta Chef To-Go has teamed up with AutismUp and will donate 20 percent of its grand opening sales to the non-profit organization that provides support and education to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and professional service providers. For more information about AutismUp, visit

Pasta Chef To-Go is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  


News Media: For more information contact City Director of Business and Housing Development Bret Garwood at 428-6150.