Paolo Vasapolli

From left to right: At Libro Community Café’s recent event, Executive Chef Paolo Vasapolli, worked with Balal Mohamed, Vivian Hui and Veronica Miller to prepare fish tacos with pickled red cabbage, and served the meals to the community. From left to right: At Libro Community Café’s recent event, Executive Chef Paolo Vasapolli, worked with Balal Mohamed, Vivian Hui and Veronica Miller to prepare fish tacos with pickled red cabbage, and served the meals to the community.

Community café prepares youth for work

Over a period of a few months UWindsor student Vivian Hui learned new skills as a cook,  cashier and waitress, thanks to a community program that equips young people with leadership and employment skills through implementing and operating a community cafe.

Bolognese sauce on tagliatelleMeat sauce belongs on a wider noodle, says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli.

Bolognese sauce makes for a meaty meal

In Italy, a meat sauce like his would never be served over spaghetti, says Paolo Vasapolli, executive chef in Food Services.

“It doesn’t adhere properly to that shape of pasta,” he says. “But my sauce is perfect with flat egg noodles like tagliatelle, or a tubular penne or rigatoni.”

He offers this recipe for a slow-cooked sauce, just like mama used to make.

The Perfect Meat Sauce

Ingredients