Fred Bollaci Enterprises has established relationships with some of the world’s most respected and renowned chefs, restaurant owners, wineries, lodging and spa destinations that cater to an active, healthy gourmet lifestyle. Since its founding in November 2013, Fred has awarded Certificates of Excellence to more than 200 Golden Palate Partners* globally, including more than 70 leading destinations in Italy, including Toscana Saporita, one of the world’s foremost cooking schools attended by renowned chefs like Mario Batali. Fred 2015 plans include launching a speaking tour to provide a preview of his soon-to-be published memoir, and Golden Palate Global Dining Guide at noted Inns and Spas across the country that espouse Fred’s healthy gourmet lifestyle. He also plans to develop healthy gourmet FBE Certified menus with select Charter Member restaurants and destinations in the U.S.
“Fred Bollaci has carved a niche for himself as the Robert Parker of healthy gourmet food and travel,” said Homestead Inn and Thomas Henkelmann co-owner, Theresa Henkelmann. Theresa, and her husband and chef co-owner Thomas added, “We are honored and delighted to be awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partners Certificate of Excellence. We have a similar passion and vision for providing our guests with the ultimate dining and hospitality experience, and our partnership reinforces this.”
According to Tracey Thomas, Venü President and Founder, “At the heart of every Venü Magazine is our personal connection to the story we share with our readers. Restaurants and chefs who star in our Appetite section have invited us in to personally sample and savor their specialties flavoring our tasting visits with their own unique personalities and vision.” She added, “We are excited to showcase Fred Bollaci’s Golden Palate destinations, headlining with Homestead Inn|Thomas Henkelmann award-winning Inn and Restaurant, and thought it would be most interesting to actually be part of the “judging” experience with Fred as he sits down for a meal. In that way, we can promise an original, engaging perspective of what it takes be a winner in this highly competitive field!”
*Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partners are those destinations globally that exemplify the highest level of quality including gracious, yet unpretentious hospitality and service, extraordinary cuisine including healthy gourmet organic farm-to-table as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, attention to detail at every level. The key that distinguishes the many excellent restaurants and hotels from the absolute very best are those staff, chefs, and owners who go the extra mile to personalize the experience, who take the time to get to know their clients, and anticipate their needs. Golden Palate Partners are part of a growing portfolio of exceptional restaurants, hotels, Inns, Bed & Breakfast establishments, spas, wineries, and destinations globally. Homestead Inn and Thomas Henkelmann exemplify the high standards and criteria by which all Golden Palate Partners are chosen.