In 1997, Salvatore Di Gilio graduated from New England Culinary Institute in the green mountains of Montpelier, Vermont. During his time at culinary school, Sal interned at prestigious NYC restaurants such as the Russian Tea Room, Myriad Restaurant Group, owned by famed actor Robert DeNiro and what is now the Patina Restaurant Group. His first solo event was held in the backyard of his father’s boss’s house and went off without a hitch. From there Sal continued to cater events for friends and family while pursuing an MBA in finance and business knowing eventually his was going to venture out on his own. In 2012, while working for a casino in Westchester County, NY, he met Gabrielle DellaDonna, who became both his business partner and life partner. Gabrielle, who has a wide breath of knowledge in catering sales and event execution comes from one of Westchester’s best event halls, Glen Island Harbor Club as well Millennium Hotels and Constellation Culinary Group was the perfect fit and in 2016 DG Catering was born. Both Sal and Gabbi have a deep passion for hospitality and see the need for personalized events that could be tailored to the clients wants and needs. They both feel that anyone should be able to have a party that is spectacular no matter the budget. The one thing they both agree on is that every event must have a “WOW” factor - food & service must be the focus. So that is what they set to do. DG Catering provides one on one customized events for any occasion - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, or just a group of family and friends looking to have a good time together. We will bring a little normal back to your events by making your day extra special and worry free.
Salvatore Di Gilio is a Chef/Entrepreneur with an MBA in business and finance. He has over 25 years’ experience within the hospitality and restaurant industry with the past 17 years managing large scale corporations both domestically and internationally. Sal has worked with many prestigious organizations from Hilton Hotels, Patina Restaurant Group, The New York Yankee’s and Hard Rock Café International. Sal has also worked in the casino environment and has consulted with celebrity chefs and restaurateurs on development projects.
Chief Operating Officer
Gabrielle DellaDonna is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with 15 years’ experience serving large scale catering facilities and casino’s in the New York area. In her roles in sales and marketing, she has headed up many large-scale events from movie and tv filming’s, exotic auto racing experiences, weddings and social events as well as everyday catering for corporate clients. She brings wealth of knowledge about the cliental in the lower Westchester area and an unyielding passion for the foodservice industry.
Madison Di Gilio along with her father is the creative driving force of DG Catering. Madison joined the DG Hospitality Group in 2021 as a fresh new face and young approach to the culinary trends people are looking for today. Her creativity in attracting a new younger generation into a healthy home-cooked lifestyle has been a great attribute to the DG Brand. In addition to being the culinary trendsetter, Madison handles all custom menu creation and brand-building efforts.